Loyal readers eager to help
One hotline caller has tipped off the paper on 'more than 10' occasions
THE NEW PAPER, MAY 17
THE NEW PAPER, MAY 12
He was sending his wife to their daughter's home when he witnessed a car accident at a Woodlands junction.
Field manager Theva Thurairaju, 62, who has been a reader of The New Paper for more than 20 years, immediately called TNP's hotline.
He had been several cars behind the Toyota sedan when it collided with a van.
The Toyota's front passenger was trapped, but was later rescued and sent to the hospital with three other people.
Mr Theva said: "I love TNP. The news is very straightforward, precise and gives information that people want to know."
He was glad to see the report published on May 12.
"Before this, I've tipped TNP off more than 10 times. I'm happy to help the paper. The story was well done and gives the gist of the accident," he said.
Another reader, operations manager Joseph Peter, 55, said that ever since he gave TNP his first tip-off several years ago, he has had the hotline number saved in his mobile phone.
Last Monday, he was on his way home when he saw a blue police tent along Woodlands Road.
He knew that meant that someone had died and he immediately called TNP.
That morning, a lorry driver had been killed in a collision involving his vehicle, a tipper truck and a van.
Mr Joseph said: "It makes me feel good to have contributed a story to TNP."
The report was published last Tuesday.
Another reader, Ms Ho Shu Xian, a 34-year-old office administrator, also contacted TNP after spotting a blue tent in Yishun.
Three woman had been cycling in a single file when a cement mixer collided into and ran over Madam Lin Shui Yu, 59, killing her on the spot.
The 50-year-old driver was arrested for causing death by a rash act.
Ms Ho, a TNP reader for more than 10 years, thought that the report on the accident, published last Tuesday, was well-written.
TNP did a follow-up report the next day, in which one of the two other cyclists talked about how she felt seeing her friend being hit.
Ms Ho said: "I'm glad that I was able to give TNP a story that appeared on the front page the next day."
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I love TNP. The news is very straightforward, precise and gives information that people want to know.
- Field manager Theva Thurairaju