07 Jul '11, 2pm

Six-hour hostage drama at Malaysian kindergarten

MUAR, JOHOR: It was a six-hour nightmare for teachers at Serikids Daycare centre, nestled in a quiet neighbourhood in Muar, some 250km south of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. Khoo Chong Din, one of four teachers, and 30 children, aged three to six, were held hostage by a deranged man, known as Ah Teong, who barged into the double-storey building on Thursday morning. She was slapped on the face by the man for not lying to the police. Khoo said: "He became emotional when I refused to help him trick the police that one of the children was dead. "He said he really didn't want to hurt the children. He was unhappy with the government." Armed with a hammer and a machete, the man took all the children and teachers and locked them in the room on the second storey. The police arrived shortly after a tip-off by one of the teachers. Negotiations lasted for six hours. The man demand...

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