Readers rewarded for tip-offs
They will each receive $100 Burger King voucher
THE NEW PAPER, JUNE 30
THE NEW PAPER, JULY 4
He was back at his former workplace at Sim Lim Square last Sunday when he heard a commotion.
Going closer to take a look, Alan (not his real name), saw a man behaving in an aggressive manner with his shirt off.
Alan, who is in his late 30s, said: "I saw a cheering crowd around him and worried that there would be an act of mob justice."
The man had been accused of stealing at an electronics gadget store when he turned violent. He challenged and verbally abused the store assistant before allegedly attacking an onlooker recording a video of the scene.
Alan, who declined to be identified, decided to call The New Paper hotline.
The story made the front page last Monday.
He told The New Paper: "I wanted to highlight this incident to the public, to let people know what's happening."
A group of men later confronted the alleged shoplifter, punching and kicking him until he collapsed. The New Paper reported that the police arrested three people for rioting, and another for theft in dwelling.
The loyal reader has been reading TNP since his teenage years. On days when he is busy, he still buys the paper to read the next day.
He said: "It's a must to read TNP because the news is more interesting and light-hearted. I especially like the stories about unusual news."
Another reader, Ms Stephanie Ho, spoke to The New Paper after she came across a burning black MPV on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) last Thursday.
The researcher, 43, was travelling on the PIE towards Bedok Reservoir Road when she spotted grey smoke.
She said: "The traffic was very slow, but as we got closer, the sky got darker.
"Although we were two lanes away, we could feel the heat from the flames. It was quite shocking, and I've never seen a car so burned."
Ms Ho then whipped out her phone to take a picture, which she later posted on Facebook.
She enjoys reading TNP for its human-interest stories, especially those about crimes of passion.
"The stories feature ordinary people, not just famous ones, weird things and troubles that happen. It relates well to the man on the street," she said.
For their tip-offs, these readers will each receive a $100 Burger King voucher.
We value your calls, so keep them coming. Call us at 1800-733-4455, SMS or MMS 9477-8899 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the tip-off function in our new smartphone app, which can be downloaded at tnp.sg/app
The stories feature ordinary people, not just famous ones, weird things and troubles that happen. It relates well to the man on the street.
- TNP reader Stephanie Ho, who spoke to TNP after coming across a burning black MPV on the PIE