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Singaporean man extradited from Malaysia for alleged Beach Road murder remanded for psychiatric observation

SINGAPORE: A person who was introduced again to Singapore from Malaysia for the alleged homicide of his enterprise associate shall be remanded for psychiatric commentary, a courtroom ordered on Friday (Dec 9).

Caleb Joshua Chai Shanmugam, a 50-year-old Singaporean, spoke up briefly through the listening to and mentioned it was his spouse who made the police report.

His lawyer, Ms Sophia Clare Ng, stopped him from saying something additional and mentioned she would make preparations to talk to him.

Chai was charged in November with the homicide of 27-year-old Ang Qi Ying.

He’s accused of inflicting her loss of life by way of unspecified means at about 7pm on Nov 9 at Block 2, Seaside Street.

Ms Ang was reported lacking on the night of Nov 10. Chai left Singapore for Malaysia that very same morning.

On Nov 13, law enforcement officials went to a store alongside Seaside Street to analyze a case of unnatural loss of life and located Ms Ang useless within the premises.

Chai was nabbed in Johor Bahru on Nov 16, after the Singapore Police Pressure sought help from their Malaysian counterparts to find him.

Chai was in hospital for unspecified causes when he was charged. He appeared in courtroom by way of video-link on Thursday, carrying a crimson high and blue masks.

The police prosecutor mentioned Chai was not required for custody for investigations, however requested that he be remanded for psychiatric commentary.

The defence had no objection, however mentioned she understood that the prosecution didn’t object to her seeing her shopper, in addition to for Chai to see his spouse.

The prosecutor mentioned he was “not made recognized of this association”, to which the defence mentioned the prosecution had advised her about it in a textual content message the day earlier than.

The police prosecutor advised the defence to examine with the assigned deputy public prosecutor earlier than seeing Chai.

The decide then granted the applying to have Chai remanded for psychiatric commentary.

On the finish of the listening to, Chai spoke up.

“Only a query,” he mentioned. “I simply need to make clear one thing proper right here. After I was in … My spouse is the one who made the police report, saying no matter I’ve carried out …”

At this level, his lawyer reduce in and Chai stopped talking. 

His case shall be heard once more later this month. If convicted of homicide, he could possibly be sentenced to loss of life.

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