Penang Barisan Youth hands over RM5,000 reward to cops

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  • Saturday, 01 Sep 2012

GEORGE TOWN: The state Barisan Nasional Youth has handed over its RM5,000 reward to the police for the capture of the snatch thief allegedly responsible for the death of Tan Kim Chuan in Rifle Range.

Its chief Oh Tong Keong said the reward was handed over to Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abd Rahim Hanafi.

“The reward serves as an appreciation to the police who have been working to solve the case,” Oh said in a statement here yesterday.

He said the reward, which was handed over on Thursday, would be channelled to the Police Welfare Fund.

The state Barisan Youth had offered the reward to anyone with information on the snatch theft case.

On Aug 22, bouncer Ooi Kean Leong, 35, was charged with Tan’s murder in a magistrate’s court here.

Tan, 60, was walking alone near Block J of the Rifle Range flats on July 10 when her handbag was snatched by a motorcyclist, causing her to fall during the 6.02am incident.

It was reported that a CCTV recording showed seven people walking past her without offering help while she was lying unconscious.

Six minutes passed before three people lifted her to the side of the road and called an ambulance. Tan died of head injuries on the same day.

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