She wanted to alert public to fight

She wanted to alert public to fight
A naked man locked himself in a bedroom in the flat on the sixth-storey at Block 606 Clementi West Street 1 and threatened to jump down if the police come in. He had started a shouting match with his family at about 8pm on 28 January 2015 and it did not let up for the next four hours.

SINGAPORE - It was common to hear people arguing at Block 606, Clementi West Street 1.

But this time, it was different.

There was more anger in their voices. And then there were the screams.

And when Ms Noris, a business manager, saw Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers arriving, she knew she had to call The New Paper.

Last Thursday night at 11.30pm, a man in his 20s allegedly threw a brass figurine at his mother during an argument.

The SCDF had to perform a high-rise rescue after the man threatened to jump down from his sixth-storey flat.

Said Ms Noris: "The shouting has never been this bad before and I called TNP as I wanted to let other people know that this was happening."

It was the first time she had called the TNP hotline and she was happy that her tip-off resulted in the story being published the next day.

She said: "The New Paper is unique because it offers personal perspectives on issues that matter to me."

Another reader who called with a story tip-off was Mr Subramaniam, 44, a storekeeper.

He was on his way home after running an errand last Tuesday when he noticed a fire at a 10th-storey unit in Block 506, Serangoon North Avenue 4

"It was a very serious fire. There was smoke engulfing the entire block and it was even spreading along the sides," he told TNP.

"I was surprised, but not worried because I believed the SCDF could take care of it."

His tip-off led to a story being published in Wednesday's paper.

TNP ran another report two days later after learning the flat owners' maid had been arrested for starting the fire.

Mr Subramaniam, who read that report, was surprised but happy to learn the truth.

He said: "It is good to know about what actually happened. I thought it was an accident, but now I know someone might have started the fire on purpose."

Entrepreneur Bernard Ng, 33, called TNP when he spotted an accident after having dinner with his parents last Sunday, He was about to drop them off in Yishun at around 9pm when he saw a black van on the right side of the road.

The van had mounted the kerb, driven through some bushes and had gone from one side of Yishun Avenue 11 to the opposite side of the road before ending up on a grass slope behind a bus stop.

Mr Ng, who witnessed the accident, was shocked. He called TNP and his tip-off resulted in a report that was published last Tuesday.

He rang TNP because he felt that it was a serious road accident that others needed to know about.

He was pleased to learn the full details of the traffic accident, adding: "There were pedestrians walking on the pavement then, but luckily, they were not hit by the car."

For their tip-offs, these readers will each receive $100 Pizza Hut vouchers.

We value your calls and e-mails, so keep them coming.


This article was first published on February 02, 2015.
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