Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cineleisure Slashing

"We were walking through the entrance when there was a loud noise. (We) turned back and we saw a guy running away. Then we saw three people, two of which were whacking a big-sized guy. And they were holding a long silverish thing, either a long parang or a metal bar, like more than 30cm (in length)."

"Then the big-sized guy was just clutching his head. His attackers ran off; blood started dripping and all. The security guard came out."

This is how 26-year-old eye witness Toh Z H, a bank analyst, described what happened yesterday in Orchard Cineleisure, where a 20 years old full time National Serviceman (NSF), Wilson Siau, was badly slashed. The slashing incident took place at 09:00 PM  in the small open plaza between Starbucks and the entrance of Orchard Cineleisure, a popular gathering area for Singapore youth to hang-out.

The 20 years old Chinese Singporean victim was later rushed to Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

UPDATE: Two men, 23 years old Mizra Abdul Azman and 20 years old Muhammad Fahmi Razali, were charged in court on Tuesday with rioting over last Saturday's attack on a full-time national serviceman at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. Mr Siau is still in hospital with injuries to his head and hands.

According to The Straits Times, eyewitnesses at Orchard Cineleisure saw two groups of men in their early 20s quarrelling outside the nearby McDonald's restaurant earlier at about 9 PM.

This is not the first such incident in Orchard Cineleisure. In December 2012, a man in his 20s was attacked near Orchard Cineleisure's main entrance on Grange Road, just outside the mall's 7-Eleven convenience store. The man, who has head injuries, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital intensive care unit.

Cineleisure Slashing
Cineleisure Slashing yesterday left a 20 years old man badly injured.
Slashing and attacks among youths are rare in Singapore but they still occur. Back in 2010 in an incident known as 2010 Downtown East slashing, a violent clash between gang members claimed the life of a 19-year-old polytechnic student named Darren Ng.

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