ST Forum, June 27, 2006
Hindi movie gives negative impression of Singapore
This is regarding the newly released Hindi movie, Krissh, which was shot mostly in Singapore.
In fact in the credits, it thanks the Singapore Tourism Board. But it is sad to see that Singapore is portrayed in a bad light.
When the hero lands in Singapore, he is standing outside Changi Airport when two bikers come along and try to snatch his bag away.
Having lived in Singapore for 10 years I know such things never ever happen here.
But those who have never visited the country would have a false and negative impression of it after seeing the movie.
Nafisa Quresh Bengali (Ms)
Alas, also in the Straits Times today, we have the following article:
ST June 27, 2006
Frustrated snatch thief bashes woman's head
Even after she fell, 65-year-old held onto bag seized by man
By Leong Su-Lin
WHEN a motorcycle pillion rider got off his vehicle and made a grab for Madam Tam Pow Choi's handbag in Jurong late on Sunday night, the feisty 65-year-old refused to let go.
She held onto her bag even as she fell onto the pavement and was dragged along.
Frustrated, the thief removed his helmet and bashed her head with it.
It was only then that she let go of her bag, she said, recalling that 'everything went dark and I almost fainted'. She came to in time to see him making his getaway on the motorcycle with her bag.
About 150 elderly people fell victim to robberies and snatch thefts last year. In 2004, 153 cases were reported.
Police spokesman Victor Keong urged victims not to resist their attackers if confronted but should take note of the culprit's appearance.
Witnesses to this snatch theft should call the police on 1800-255-0000.
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