Man charged with murder of father

A businessman was charged in court yesterday with the murder of his 67-year-old father at a house in West Coast on Tuesday.

No plea was taken from Mark Tan Peng Liat, 29, who allegedly caused the death of Mr Tan Kok Keng at their semi-detached house at West Coast Rise at 5.26pm on Tuesday.

The bespectacled Tan, clad in a green T-shirt, was without expression when the charge was read to him.

It was reported that he allegedly strangled his father, after an argument which turned violent.

The older Tan fell unconscious and was taken to National University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Tan was represented by Derek Kang.

A few family members, including his wife and mother, attended the court session.

The prosecution successfully applied for Tan to be remanded at Central Police Division for a week, with permission to take him out for investigations.

Tan is the founder of model and talent management agency, The People Studio, at Kallang Way. His wife is also listed as one of its owners.

The case will be mentioned on Feb 18.

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