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PRC engineer allegedly demanded marriage before she was murdered

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A 48-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (July 20) after he allegedly murdered 31-year-old Chinese national Ms Cui Yajie. Ms Cui worked as an engineer in Mediatek, a local semiconductor company in Fusionopolis. She was last seen alive on July 11 at about 9.15pm in her office.

The police received a missing person report on the 14 July and managed to identify the suspect on 20 July. The arrested him on the same day. The suspect, Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, led police to Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 later that night, where they found Ms Cui’s body on a deserted road near dairy farms.

Khoo was charged on 21 Jul for the the murder of the woman. He allegedly killed her between 8am and 10.11am last Tuesday at Gardens by the Bay East in Marina Bay. He did not use any weapons to commit the murder.

The Chinese newspaper Wanbao reported that Ms Cui wanted to marry Khoo but he was unwilling to settle down with her. Khoo, a businessman, is reported to have been married twice before and has a 12-year-old son from his second marriage. Khoo allegedly killed Ms Cui after a heated argument on the matter. He then drove to Lim Chu Kang to dump her body.

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Khoo’s case will be mentioned in court again on July 28. If found guilty of murder with intention, Khoo will face the mandatory death penalty.

Ms Cui’s death is the fifth unnatural one this month.


On 18 Jul, the Police arrested a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and that he has been involved in a fight with a 55-year-old man on 13 Jul. The injured man was conveyed unconscious to Singapore General Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 4.48pm on Saturday (16 Jul).

On Jul 11, a man was stabbed to death in front of Jalan Bear hostel. No arrests have been made and the case has been classified as murder.

On Jul 9, a badly bruised and bloodied body of a 26-year-old man was found along the corridor of the sixth floor of Block 279 Yishun Street 22. Police have classified the case as an unnatural death and has arrested a suspect.

On 9 Jul, a 52-year-old coffeeshop helper was found dead after a fight at Lorong 23 Geylang. Police arrested a 64-year-old man for this murder.

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