Two Singaporean brothers who were visiting Johor Bahru were ambushed and violently assaulted by a gang of Malaysians over the weekend. The main ringleader was discovered to be a Malaysian citizen who is a permanent resident in Singapore, serving his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces.
The brothers, believed to be named Willy and Kay, were waiting to board a bus when an argument started between them and a 20-year-old young girl who tried to cut the bus queue. One of the siblings described the event to a local news website:
“The argument started when me and brother told a girl off for cutting in front of us in a queue for the bus at Bukit Indah, JB, while we were carrying our heavy luggage. Instead of apologizing, the girl and her boyfriend started to taunt and insult us. Later, we were extremely terrified as we saw 6, 7 guys ambushing us right after we stepped down from the bus.”
The brothers were then assaulted by the group, which included the boyfriend’s mother who allegedly threatened the brothers that she will tell the police that the boys molested her. The father of one of the assailants was also present and reportedly whacked the boys with a wooden stick during the altercation.
The brothers were also strangled, punched and beaten before a member of the public who is said to be a local police officer arrived at the scene.
Posted by Jason Soong on Saturday, 22 July 2017
One of the brothers was beaten so badly that he had to be rushed to the hospital upon their return to Singapore, the Chinese daily reported.
When the brothers went to Bukit Panjang North Neighbourhood Police Post, they were surprised to discover that the mastermind of the ambush – the 20-year-old girl’s boyfriend – is a Malaysian who was serving his NS at SAF since he is a Singapore PR. One brother wrote:
“I am very puzzled. Why are we allowing such thing to happen? The Singapore government has been generous, in supporting foreigners to live and grow in this land. Is that what we get in return? SAF has been working hard to protect fellow Singaporeans from all possible threats. Why is he (the culprit), as an NSF serving in SAF, committing such horrible crime overseas? As a concerned, righteous citizen, I think this is truly unacceptable.”