KRANJI SPRINT

Winning reunion for Powell and Zac Spirit

IN COMMAND: Zac Spirit staving off Goal Keeper in the Kranji Sprint yesterday.
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Takaoka's mare 'THUMPS' them in Moonbeam Vase

SURPRISE WINNER: Thumping winning the JBBA Moonbeam Vase yesterday.
VICTORIOUS: Trainer Hideyuki Takaoka and A'isisuhairi Kasim with their mementos.
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Judge me next season

Pellegrini blames Man City's poor form on FFP restrictions

"We spend money, of course we always spend money, but they spent more." - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini (above) on being outspent by EPL rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal this season
"I look at the top teams and feel I could do that job better than I’m seeing being done. But I’m quite happy where I am." - Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew (above)
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Captain Kane fails to inspire lifeless Spurs

Burnley grab vital point in relegation fight

MIDFIELD DUEL: Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason and Burnley’s George Boyd battle for the ball in a game of few chances at Turf Moor
FRUSTRATED: Spurs captain Harry Kane.
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Adam's arrow

Charlie Adam.
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Mourinho sweats 
on Costa injury

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Liverpool rue the Remy that got away

"It’s fantastic for the boy to play in the last two matches and score two winning goals. Very important points for us, and important for him to feel that happiness." - Blues boss Jose Mourinho, on Loic Remy (above)

Loic Remy, once more, was at the right place, at the right time, to help Chelsea clinch a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge yesterday morning (Singapore time), writes Gary Lim.

For two Premiership games in a row, he has provided the winning goal.

Add to those, the goal against Manchester City in a 1-1 draw in January, and Remy is responsible for rescuing seven points for the Blues this season.

His crucial interventions for Chelsea also leave Liverpool, their own top-four hopes in tatters following Saturday’s loss to Arsenal, wondering what could have been.

For the 28-year-old striker could easily have been wearing Red instead of Blue.

Remy was ready to put pen to paper last July, but it never happened. The France international later revealed that his £8.5 million ($17.1m) move to Merseyside collapsed, because the club said they had concerns over a heart defect which they had already knew about.

Read the full report in our print edition on April 6.

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On Singapore's most wanted list

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They thought client was just late

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Singaporeans on the run: 18 on Interpol's wanted list

There are 18 Singaporeans on Interpol's wanted list, four more than last year. The New Paper looks at some of these Singaporeans on the run, and the crimes that led them there.

Singaporeans on Interpol's wanted list.

Siak Lai Chun, 52

Wanted by Singapore for unstated charges

The former bank executive, has been on Interpol's list for nearly two decades for allegedly stealing $18.7 million from her bank using fake cashiers' orders. She fled after her scam was exposed in December 1997.


Harender Kaur, 58

Wanted by India for cheating and criminal conspiracy


Andrew Ang, 39

Wanted by the US for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud


Muhammad Ridzuan Johan, 33

Wanted by Singapore for murder

A bar brawl in 2007 led to the death of a deliveryman at a disco on Fullerton Road.

Mr Lim Chye Huat, 35, had been having drinks with his friends at a disco called Babyface when they decided to leave at about 5.30am. On the way out, they ran into a large group at the lift lobby and a brawl started where Mr Lim was fatally hurt.

He later died at the Singapore General Hospital.

So far, 12 people in the group have been dealt with but Muhammad Ridzuan, who worked as a bouncer, remains at large.


Wilson Raj Perumal, 49

Wanted by Singapore for using criminal force on a public servant, causing hurt by a rash act, driving without a valid licence, driving without insurance

In May 2009, Wilson Raj Perumal hurled himself against an auxiliary police officer and injured the officer by hitting him as he drove off in his car. During the incident, he was also driving without a licence or valid insurance.

He was sentenced to five years of corrective training, given his 13 previous offences of theft and fixing football matches that date back to 1983.

He appealed against the sentence and was out on $80,000 bail. Wilson Raj absconded during this time .

Since 2012, he has been a prosecution witness for match fixing trials in Hungary. But in April 2014, he was arrested in Finland on immigration offences, and was convicted. He was returned to Hungary under European Union laws.

This was despite the Singapore Government making a request for him to be extradited here.


Faidhil Mawi, 29

Wanted by Singapore for murder


Neo Soon Joo, 43

Wanted by Singapore for robbery and kidnapping

A former cabby, Neo masterminded the 2008 kidnapping of a 60-year-old woman, her two-year-old granddaughter and their 23-year-old maid.

When the trio returned to their Braddell Heights home in the woman's red BMW, Neo and his accomplice ran into the driveway and held them at knifepoint.

Neo's accomplice drove the women to a bank in Hougang where she withdrew $50,000 and gave it to him.

His accomplice, who had followed in his own taxi, dropped Neo off at the Woodlands Checkpoint and he fled to Malaysia.


Goh Seow Keng, 68

Wanted by China for contract fraud

A 1994 report stated that local construction company Rebar (Group) Development would be building a $124 million retail, residential and office project in Suzhou, China.

The group, comprising of 18 companies, was headed by William Goh Seow Keng.

It is unclear what led to him being put on Interpol's list.


David Khong Siak Meng, 47

Wanted by Singapore for criminal breach of trust

He ran away with $68,000 of clients' money in August 2007. Formerly a sole proprietor, he joined law firm Sim & Wong in Raffles Place in June 2007.

Khong, believed to have debts, ran away one weekend after sending an e-mail to the firm apologising for what he had done.


Koh Kian Tiong, 42

Wanted by Singapore for investigations by the CPIB

Koh was an assistant superintendent with the police in charge of the Secret Societies Branch of the Criminal Investigations Department.

He was among 10 police officers illegal gambling outlet operator Chua Chin Hoe bribed, giving them cash and regularly entertaining them at a KTV pub on Aliwal Street.

The officers knew that Chua was running an illegal gambling operation.

In 2012, Chua was sentenced to 4½ years' jail and fined $20,000. Koh has been on the run since.


Gong Chin Ong, 48

Wanted by China for illegal business operation

It is unclear what landed Gong in trouble in China but he had a previous conviction in Singapore. In 1996, he was fined $20,000 after being charged under the Securities Industry Act. As a former investment manager with American Express Bank, he had moved his client's shares around without permission.


Tan Khi Wie, 47

Wanted by Singapore for cheating

A former managing director of local consultancy firm Draco, Tan was sentenced to 18 months' jail in 2002 for inflating consultancy charges while applying to Spring Singapore for a grant.

The permanent resident had inflated the consultancy charges by $195,000.


David Rasif, 50

Wanted by Singapore for misappropriating money

The lawyer ran off with $11.3 million of his clients' money in 2006, and was long gone before anyone discovered the extent of his crimes.

In 2010, the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) here was able to recover $6.4 million in cash and gold both here and abroad.

Cops had reportedly been able to track down the transfers of large sums of money from accounts operated by Rasif. A lawyer said the bank accounts were in Hong Kong.

CAD had also been able to seize 40 of the 47 gold bars that Rasif had bought for $1.65 million in June 2006.

The biggest claimant against Rasif is an American couple, Mr George Raymond Zage III and his wife Kaori Kathleen. The couple entrusted $11 million to Rasif's firm for the purchase of a property and lost all of it.


Tan Keng Heng, 70

Wanted by Singapore for murder

The former odd-job worker was part of a group that fatally stabbed a man in a wet market in Toa Payoh Lorong 1 in 2001.

Tan Keng Heng, Neo Eng Hwee and Eng Bak Siong confronted a man one of their friends claimed had cheated him. A scuffle broke out. Eng thrust a knife into the abdomen of a man who later died from his injuries in hospital.

All three men fled to Malaysia where Eng was arrested last year for immigration offences by the Malaysian authorities. He was extradited to Singapore in July 2013, and was last year jailed seven years for causing grievous hurt.


- Clarence Lee Kok Leong, 41

Wanted by Denmark for misappropriation of funds and fraud

- Ow Song Suah, 53

Wanted by Czech Republic for fraud

- Sng Swee Lee, 66

Wanted by Indonesia for kidnapping

- Tan Siong Nai, 59

Wanted by Malaysia for cheating

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