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Murder stories served up by journalists at latest ST talk

Published on Jul 4, 2014 11:07 PM
 
(From left) Straits Times journalist Lim Yan Liang, deputy editor Alan John and photo editor Stephanie Yeow at a talk on crime organised as part of the Straits Times Appreciates Readers programme. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA 

SINGAPORE - For Mr Lim Yan Liang, 27, a crime reporter of two years at The Straits Times, covering gruesome murders on the job did not give him sleepless nights.

Instead, it was a job that excited him, because it allowed him to be in the thick of action, he said at a talk held at the National Museum of Singapore on Friday night.

The young journalist had covered two murder cases during his time at the paper -the 2013 Kovan double murders of a father and son who were allegedly killed by police senior staff sergeant Iskandar Rahmat, and the case earlier this month in which 59-year-old Muhammad Noor's body was found in a suitcase with the legs cut off.

He shared snippets at a talk on crime organised as part of the Straits Times Appreciates Readers programme. It was held in conjunction with We: Defining Stories, a photo exhibition held by the newspaper and the museum that will run until Aug 31, 2014.

 
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