27 November 2008
Four armed robbers attacked a 35-year-old woman at her furniture shop in Kampung Jawa yesterday. She died from the slash wounds while protecting her 12-year-old daughter from the robbers.
Yew Sue Tan and her 42-year-old husband and daughter had returned to their shop at 9:20pm when the four men arrived. The suspects proceeded to snatch the girl’s bag but Yew tried to stop them. She was soon joined by her husband but both were injured by the men’s parang.
Yew’s brother, 38-year-old Soon Weng, brought her to the hospital. She was pronounced dead on arrival and her husband was in a serious condition.
The Star Online – Woman who tried to save daughter killed in robbery