30 Nov '16, 12pm

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SINGAPORE - The owner of Singapore Zam Zam allegedly hired a secret society headman to slash a rival's face, a court heard. Zackeer Abbass Khan, the owner of the well-known murtabak restaurant in North Bridge Road, had been having a dispute with a neighbouring murtabak restaurant. He allegedly paid $2,000 to his business associate Anwer Ambiya Kadir Maideen, who is purportedly a headman of the Sio Ang Koon secret society. Anwer then allegedly told his secret society member Joshua Navindran Surainthiran to carry out the vicious assault. It left the victim, Victory Restaurant supervisor Liakath Ali Mohamed Ibrahim, with a permanent scar. Mr Liakath had a 7cm cut over his right upper lip, which extended to his right cheek, and a part of the cut went through to the inner surface of the lip. On Tuesday (Nov 29), Joshua, 23, was sentenced to 6½ years' jail and six strokes of the...

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