According to the Today newspaper, the family of the 48-year-old man arrested for assaulting three madrasah students contacted the newspaper to apologise to the Malay-Muslim community.
The suspect’s older brother, Mr Muhammad Johan Koh, a 49-year-old relief security guard, told the newspaper that, “we were always afraid that something like this would happen one day.”
“After all that has happened, this is our way of apologising to the Malay-Muslim community,” he added.
According to Today, the suspected assailant’s younger brother, Mr Koh Weng Onn, is unmarried, works odd jobs, and lives with his other brother.
The police announced yesterday (2 Apr) that a 48-year-old Singaporean Chinese man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attack on three Madrasah students.
The attack on the students received widespread attention from members of the public when Ms Nisha Mohd Hussein, a discipline mistress at Madrasah Al-Ma’arif Al-Islamiah in Geylang posted in her Facebook about the attack which happened in Paya Lebar MRT station, at about 7.20am on Friday (1 Apr).
In her post (which’s privacy setting has since been changed to private) Ms Nisha alleged that “the first victim was kicked at the left thigh, 2nd victim was hit by the plastic bag containing a heavy item and the 3rd victim was hit in the same manner on one of her eyes.”
Police investigations are ongoing.
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