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Sarawak cleaner jailed 33 years for role in 2010 'Kallang slashings'

Published on Jan 18, 2013 3:17 PM
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Filed photo of pedestrians walking along a poorly lit footpath along Sims Drive, often used by residents living in the area to get to and from Kallang MRT station. This path, stretching from Sims Avenue to Sims Drive, was where full-time national serviceman Ang Jun Heng was slashed repeatedly on May 30, 2010 by a gang of robbers, who have since been charged. A 23-year-old cleaner from Sarawak was on Friday jailed 33 years and ordered to be caned 24 strokes for his role in the horrific Kallang slashings in 2010. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A 23-year-old cleaner from Sarawak was on Friday jailed 33 years and ordered to be caned 24 strokes for his role in the horrific Kallang slashings in 2010.

Hairee Anak Landak, who was 19 at the time, pleaded guilty to three charges of armed robbery with hurt.

He was initially charged with murder along with countrymen Michael Garing, 24, and Tony Imba, 34. They are among seven men arrested for the spate of violent robberies in Kallang and Sims Drive.

Hairee took part in a robbery spree of two hours between late night May 29 and early morning May 30. He was not armed but punched and kicked the victims.

 
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