S'porean killed in Manila

A Singaporean was killed by two men inside his office in a city south of the capital Manila in what the police are describing as a "brazen" assassination. Chief Inspector Arnold Dugas identified the victim as Mr Stanley Jang (below), 36, operations manager of instruments-testing firm Deltatronix.

Two men wearing caps rang the bell to Mr Jang's office at 12.12pm on Wednesday and were let in, according to Chief Inspector Dugas' report. They then asked where Mr Jang was and, when told, went straight to his cubicle. One of the men then shot Mr Jang in the face, and then casually walked out of the office with his accomplice.

Chief Inspector Dugas said in his report there were eight people, including Mr Jang, inside the office when the attack occurred, and more were outside. "The people outside did not even know that something had happened inside. They didn't hear any commotion," he said.

Mr Jang was taken to the Paranaque District Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Chief Inspector Dugas said the police were trying to determine the motive for the killing, but disclosed that nothing was taken from Deltatronix's office. "We are still trying to determine how everything happened," he said.

Senior Superintendent Ariel Andrade, Paranaque chief of police, said he has formed a special investigation team.

Mr Jang reportedly married a Filipina and they have a son who is about two years old.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2015, with the headline 'S'porean killed in Manila'. Print Edition | Subscribe