Dumped worker 'could have survived injuries'

MYANMAR - A Myanmar foreign worker was moonlighting for a painting subcontractor at VivoCity last October when he fell from a height of about 12m.

Instead of taking Mr Myo Min Aung to the doctor, his employers drove him around for more than 30 minutes before dumping him on a pavement along Upper Circular Road.

He was found there in the early hours of Oct 7 last year. It was his 28th birthday.

He was dead by then.

At his inquest yesterday, the court heard his blood alcohol level was high enough to have impaired his judgment and movement.

In his investigation report, Inspector Andrew Wang Ding Xiang from the Clementi Police Division said Mr Aung, employed by LTC Coatings since 2008, had moonlighted on four occasions for Mr Muhammad Hidayat Abdul Rahman, 39, a site manager for Height Service Magnanimity.

The company had been engaged to repaint the mall in Telok Blangah Road and Mr Aung was preparing to start painting when he lost his balance and fell from the edge of a link bridge roof some time past 11pm on Oct 6.

No one saw how he fell, but Mr Hidayat and his elder brother, Azhar, 43, who worked in the same company as a safety supervisor, placed the unconscious Myanmar worker in Mr Hidayat's car.

Mr Hidayat drove to various places, including Robinson Road and near Singapore General Hospital, before he parked inn Upper Circular Road at about 12.30am on Oct 7.

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