27 Nov '11, 4am

Man paid $5 at Mustafa to use PA system to locate son

Man paid $5 at Mustafa to use PA system to locate son

By Gerald Goh The New Paper Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 THE father panicked when he lost track of his 12-year-old boy while they were shopping at Mustafa Centre. Fearing that his son might have been kidnapped, Mr Joe Tan, 61, a retiree, rushed to the centre's security office and pleaded with them to make an announcement on their public address (PA) system. What the security officer told Mr Tan shocked him - the announcement would be made only if he paid $5. No reason was given for the fee. Said Mr Tan: "I was outraged at first. "I thought that making such an announcement should be a free service for shoppers." But he eventually relented and paid the fee. And he found his son soon after the announcement was made. Mr Tan had taken his wife and son to the shopping centre in Little India on Monday afternoon. "We were buying some clothes for our upcoming trip overseas," he said. "My s...

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