Singaporean kidnapped in Thailand by fellow countryman, ransom paid in bitcoin

Mr Mark Cheng is the co-founder of Avelife, an NGO which focuses on social enterprise.
Mr Mark Cheng is the co-founder of Avelife, an NGO which focuses on social enterprise.

A Singaporean man was kidnapped by his compatriot in Thailand last week and released after transferring bitcoin worth some 1.4 million baht (S$62,400) to his captor, the police told The Straits Times yesterday.

The kidnapper has been arrested and most of the loot recovered.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2020, with the headline 'S'porean kidnapped in Thailand by fellow countryman, ransom paid in bitcoin'. Subscribe