Mincer, cleaver... and a murder plot

(From left) Myanmar nationals Phyo Min Naing and Yae Wynnt Oaung (wearing spectacles), and Singapore PR Zaw Min Hlaing were yesterday charged with abetment by conspiracy to murder Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a Singapore PR. A fourth man who was involved
Myanmar nationals Phyo Min Naing (above) and Yae Wynnt Oaung (wearing spectacles), and Singapore PR Zaw Min Hlaing were yesterday charged with abetment by conspiracy to murder Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a Singapore PR. A fourth man who was involved fled the country on Tuesday morning.PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO
(From left) Myanmar nationals Phyo Min Naing and Yae Wynnt Oaung (wearing spectacles), and Singapore PR Zaw Min Hlaing were yesterday charged with abetment by conspiracy to murder Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a Singapore PR. A fourth man who was involved
Myanmar nationals Phyo Min Naing and Yae Wynnt Oaung (above, wearing spectacles), and Singapore PR Zaw Min Hlaing were yesterday charged with abetment by conspiracy to murder Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a Singapore PR. A fourth man who was involved fled the country on Tuesday morning.PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO
(From left) Myanmar nationals Phyo Min Naing and Yae Wynnt Oaung (wearing spectacles), and Singapore PR Zaw Min Hlaing were yesterday charged with abetment by conspiracy to murder Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a Singapore PR. A fourth man who was involved
Myanmar nationals Phyo Min Naing and Yae Wynnt Oaung (wearing spectacles), and Singapore PR Zaw Min Hlaing (above) were yesterday charged with abetment by conspiracy to murder Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a Singapore PR. A fourth man who was involved fled the country on Tuesday morning.PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Three man charged with conspiracy to commit murder

TWO men allegedly tasered a 29-year-old Singapore permanent resident on Sunday. The intention, according to court documents, was to eventually murder him.

An array of items recovered later from a chalet at Aloha Changi shows the tools allegedly gathered for the deed. These included a meat mincer, a chainsaw, kitchen knives, a gas cooker, a gas cylinder tank, a tool set, trolley bags, plastic sheets, cable ties, a cleaver, aprons, a chopping board and rubber boots.

Yesterday, the two, together with a third man, were charged with abetment by conspiracy with another man to commit murder.

A fourth man has fled the country.

The alleged target of the four was Mr Aye Maung Maung Thet, a permanent resident.

On Sunday evening, he was attacked at the multi-storey carpark at Block 747A, Pasir Ris Street 71 by two of the men who tried to abduct him. A taser was allegedly used on him.

On Tuesday night, police said in a statement that a call about an assault in Pasir Ris Street 71 on Sunday night led to the arrest of the men - Myanmar nationals Yae Wynnt Oaung, 32, and Phyo Min Naing, 31, and Singapore permanent resident Zaw Min Hlaing, 37.

The alleged victim told police that the men had fled when his cries for help attracted the attention of passers-by. Officers ambushed and arrested Hlaing near Balestier Road at about 1pm the following day.

Oaung and Naing were arrested at a chalet at Aloha Changi several hours later.

On Tuesday morning, police were alerted to an abandoned vehicle in the basement of Changi Airport Terminal 3. They found a white Mitsubishi multi-purpose vehicle at the carpark, and preliminary investigations suggest it was linked to the case.

Meanwhile, it is said that the fourth man, Win Kyaw Kyaw Aung alias Aung Aung, 29, left Singapore on Tuesday morning. Police are looking for him to help in investigations.

All three who were charged yesterday indicated that they wished to engage counsel.

Deputy Public Prosecutor John Lu applied for the trio to be remanded as investigations are incomplete.

They will be back in court next Wednesday.

If convicted, the trio could be jailed for up to 14 years and fined.

elena@sph.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2015, with the headline 'Mincer, cleaver... and a murder plot'. Print Edition | Subscribe