MP Lily Neo remembers how she narrowly escaped knife attack in 2014

Jalan Besar GRC MP Lily Neo says she could have been attacked in 2014 by a man in a wheelchair waiting with a knife outside the lift she usually takes.
Jalan Besar GRC MP Lily Neo says she could have been attacked in 2014 by a man in a wheelchair waiting with a knife outside the lift she usually takes.

Memories of a near-knife attack came flooding back to Jalan Besar GRC MP Lily Neo yesterday when she heard about the attack on Jurong GRC MP Tan Wu Meng on Monday.

She recounted how, in 2014, a volunteer stopped her from entering the lift as she was about to attend a Meet-the-People Session in her Kreta Ayer ward. He insisted that they take the stairs to the third floor and enter the room via a back door.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2018, with the headline 'Lily Neo remembers how she narrowly escaped knife attack in 2014'. Print Edition | Subscribe