Man charged with murder of colleague at ferry terminal

Man charged with murder of colleague at ferry terminal
Muin, 23, is accused of murdering Madam Maimunah Awang, 54, at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal between 9am and 1pm on Nov 24.
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A 23-year-old Malaysian was charged yesterday with the murder of a cleaning supervisor at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal last month.

Ahmad Muin Yaacob is alleged to have committed murder by causing the death of his colleague, Madam Maimunah Awang, 54, at the ferry terminal in Tanah Merah Ferry Road between 9am and 1pm on Nov 24.

Muin was arrested by the Malaysian police on Sunday following a warrant of arrest issued by the State Courts.

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He was handed over to the Singapore police the next day. Madam Maimunah's body was found in a 2m-deep drain at the terminal, behind a substation near her rest area.

The gold jewellery she usually wore was missing.

She had injuries on her neck and bruises on her abdominal area.

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Muin, who was unrepresented, said through a Malay interpreter: "If I co-operate with the authorities, can I not face the death penalty?"

District Judge Christopher Goh told Muin that it was not up to him to decide.

Muin will be remanded for a week for investigation.

Woman found dead in drain at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

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    A cleaning supervisor who is suspected to have been murdered was found dead in a 2m-deep drain at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in the morning of Nov 25, 2016..

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    Her body was found lying behind a substation near her rest area, and there were injuries on her neck and stomach. The gold jewellery she usually wore was missing, said an employee at the ferry terminal.

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    The case has been classified as murder and investigations are ongoing.

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    Some of her colleagues at the terminal cried when they heard what had happened.

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    The area behind the substation was dark at night.

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    Madam Maimunah, who was still in her uniform, was found in the morning by another cleaning supervisor.

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    The body of a 54-year-old woman was found in a drain at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Nov 25, 2016.

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    Police alerted Stomp website to the incident at around 1.30pm.

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    The Police has classified the case as murder.

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    Police received a call on Nov 25, 2016 at 9.44am requesting for assistance at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

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    Upon arrival, police officers found a 54-year-old woman was lying motionless in a drain.

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    An area near Carpark B at the terminal was cordoned off and Police officers can be seen nearby.

The case will be mentioned on Dec 28.

If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.

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elena@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on December 22, 2016.
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