Singaporeans on the run: 18 on Interpol's wanted list

Singaporeans on the run: 18 on Interpol's wanted list

There are 18 Singaporeans on Interpol's wanted list, four more than last year.

The New Paper looks at some of these Singaporeans on the run, and the crimes that led them there.

Siak Lai Chun, 52

Wanted by Singapore for unstated charges.

The former bank executive, has been on Interpol's list for nearly two decades for allegedly stealing $18.7 million from her bank using fake cashiers' orders. She fled after her scam was exposed in December 1997.

Harender Kaur, 58

Wanted by India for cheating and criminal conspiracy.

Andrew Ang, 39

Wanted by the US for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Muhammad Ridzuan Johan, 33

Wanted by Singapore for murder.

A bar brawl in 2007 led to the death of a deliveryman at a disco on Fullerton Road.

Mr Lim Chye Huat, 35, had been having drinks with his friends at a disco called Babyface when they decided to leave at about 5.30am. On the way out, they ran into a large group at the lift lobby and a brawl started where Mr Lim was fatally hurt.

He later died at the Singapore General Hospital.

So far, 12 people in the group have been dealt with but Muhammad Ridzuan, who worked as a bouncer, remains at large.

Wilson Raj Perumal, 49

Wanted by Singapore for using criminal force on a public servant, causing hurt by a rash act, driving without a valid licence, driving without insurance.

In May 2009, Wilson Raj Perumal hurled himself against an auxiliary police officer and injured the officer by hitting him as he drove off in his car. During the incident, he was also driving without a licence or valid insurance.

He was sentenced to five years of corrective training, given his 13 previous offences of theft and fixing football matches that date back to 1983.

He appealed against the sentence and was out on $80,000 bail. Wilson Raj absconded during this time .

Since 2012, he has been a prosecution witness for match fixing trials in Hungary. But in April 2014, he was arrested in Finland on immigration offences, and was convicted. He was returned to Hungary under European Union laws.

This was despite the Singapore Government making a request for him to be extradited here.

Faidhil Mawi, 29

Wanted by Singapore for murder.

Neo Soon Joo, 43

Wanted by Singapore for robbery and kidnapping.

A former cabby, Neo masterminded the 2008 kidnapping of a 60-year-old woman, her two-year-old granddaughter and their 23-year-old maid.

When the trio returned to their Braddell Heights home in the woman's red BMW, Neo and his accomplice ran into the driveway and held them at knifepoint.

Neo's accomplice drove the women to a bank in Hougang where she withdrew $50,000 and gave it to him.

His accomplice, who had followed in his own taxi, dropped Neo off at the Woodlands Checkpoint and he fled to Malaysia.

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