08 Sep '11, 9am

Jail for man who diverted loan shark phone calls to a neighbourhood police centre

SINGAPORE - Annoyed that loansharks kept interrupting his sleep, a food distributor diverted their phone calls to the hotline number of the Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC). As a result, an innocent policeman bore the brunt of a loanshark's wrath and got verbally abused with vulgarities on March 27. Ng Leng Huat, 32, was sentenced today to three weeks' jail in what's believed to be the first case of its kind. Sergeant Ahmad Yazid Mohamed, who was on duty that day, first received an overseas call from the loanshark at around 1.20pm. Sergeant Ahmad identified himself and asked the caller to meet the police for assistance. But the caller became agitated and started to hurl vulgarities at him before hanging up. The caller phoned again five minutes later and, this time, he revealed Ng's NRIC number to another police officer. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Paul Wong sa...

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