Man stabbed in Raffles Place last Friday discharged from hospital

The man who was stabbed in front of a lunchtime crowd in the heart of Singapore's business district last Friday was discharged from hospital on Monday afternoon. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
The man who was stabbed in front of a lunchtime crowd in the heart of Singapore's business district last Friday was discharged from hospital on Monday afternoon. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - The man who was stabbed in front of a lunchtime crowd in the heart of Singapore's business district last Friday was discharged from hospital on Monday afternoon.

The Indonesian Embassy's chief counsellor Sukmo Yuwono said he had visited Mr Kang Tie Tie, 37, who is Indonesian, at the Singapore General Hospital before he was discharged.

"He's with his family in Singapore", Mr Sukmo told The Straits Times. The counsellor said Mr Kang has been working with a money changer company in Batam for the past year.

The incident happened outside Raffles Place MRT station at about 1pm.

Last Saturday, Arun, a 38 year-old Indonesian man who goes by a single name, was charged with armed robbery. If convicted of the offence, he faces between two and 10 years in jail and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

According to court documents, Mr Kang was carrying a sling bag containing nearly $800,000 in cash and cash cheques.