Lim Chu Kang murder suspect taken to alleged crime scene
A visitor to Gardens by the Bay yesterday received some unwanted attention when he arrived dressed in a bright red polo shirt and a pair of bermudas.
He had shackles on his hands and feet, and there were two men standing close by his side at all times.
The man in red was Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 48, who was charged with the murder of Chinese engineer Cui Yajie, 31, last Thursday.
Khoo was accompanied by plain-clothes police officers as he was taken to the scene of the alleged crime.
He is accused of killing Ms Cui between 8am and 10.11am on July 12 at Gardens by the Bay East in Marina Bay.
Her remains were found one week later at Lim Chu Kang Lane 8, about 40km away from the location where she was allegedly killed.
Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported that Khoo was seen speaking to the officers as they were walking from the information centre of Gardens by the Bay.
Khoo was calm at first, but fidgeted when he noticed the Shin Min photographer and tried to hide his face behind the officers.
He behaved in a similar way last Thursday when he was taken to the State Courts in a police car.
Meanwhile, Ms Cui's parents, who were expected to arrive in Singapore from Tianjin, China, yesterday, have appointed local lawyer Chung Ting Fai to handle their matters here.
This comes after a man reportedly impersonated Ms Cui's father and was seen collecting money on behalf of the family near Chinatown last week.
On Sunday, Mr Chung issued a statement, written in Chinese, warning the public about the alleged cheat.
Ms Cui's parents had told Lianhe Wanbao last week that they were not aware of their daughter's relationships in Singapore.
Ms Cui, who had been working here for the past four years, was last seen on the night of July 11 at her workplace near Fusionopolis Walk in Buona Vista.
Khoo is currently remanded at Central Police Division and his case will be mentioned in court again on Thursday.
If found guilty of murder, he faces the death penalty.