Man, 47, arrested in relation to Circuit Road death

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Update: A 47-year-old Malaysian man was charged on Thursday (April 7) with the murder of a woman who was found dead in a flat at Circuit Road last month.

The Straits Times reported that Boh Soon Ho is accused of killing Ms Zhang Huaxiang, 28, between 12.54pm on March 21 and 8.40pm the following day.

According to Channel NewsAsia, Boh will be remain in remand for a week for further investigations before he is brought back to court on April 14.

A man was arrested in Malaysia in connection with the death of a 28-year-old woman in Singapore last month.

The Royal Malaysia Police made the arrest on April 4 and subsequently handed the 47-year-old suspect over to Singapore Police Force, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (April 6).

The deceased's body was found inside a locked rental room of a HDB unit at Blk 70, Circuit Road on March 22.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the landlord made the grisly discovery when he checked on the vacated room of his male tenant, after he was informed that he would be away in Malaysia for a work trip.

According to Wanbao, other tenants identified the deceased as the male tenant's girlfriend who would visit and stay over at the flat occasionally.

If convicted of murder, the suspect faces the death penalty.