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Man jailed seven years for Toa Payoh wet market stabbing 13 years ago

Published on Jan 27, 2014 12:13 PM
 
Eng Bak Siong (right) who has been on the run for more than 10 years, was brought back to Singapore from Malaysia to face a charge of murder committed in 2001. He was on the run for more than 10 years after fatally stabbing a man. The law finally caught up with him last July when the Malaysian police arrested him for immigration offences and he was extradited back to Singapore. -- FILE PHOTO: SHIN MIN

He was on the run for more than 10 years after fatally stabbing a man. The law finally caught up with him last July when the Malaysian police arrested him for immigration offences and he was extradited back to Singapore.

On Monday, the man, Eng Bak Siong, 60, was jailed for seven years for causing grievous hurt to a man at a wet market in Toa Payoh in 2001.

Originally accused of murder, he had pleaded guilty to the amended charge of causing grievous hurt to odd-job labourer Peng Teck Hoe, 32, with Neo Eng Hwee, Tan Keng Heng and other unknown persons, on Feb 21, 2001.

It all started when Eng's friend, Neo, believed that he had been cheated during a card game, the court heard.

 
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