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S’poreans react to The New Paper blaming cardboard collector for being killed by reversing taxi

Posted on 31 March 2016

Three thoughts you must have had.


A 78-year-old woman who was looking for cardboard behind a coffee shop next to an open-air carpark at Bedok North Street 2 was killed by a Comfort taxi trying to reverse into a parking space.

The cab had suddenly mounted the kerb at high speed and rammed into her.

The elderly woman died at the scene despite attempts to save her by doctors from a nearby clinic.

The New Paper published on its front page a headline pinning the blame on the victim.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie The New Paper reporter and editor insisted on picking on dead people to make money.”
Qu Ni Ma, 44-year-old civics and moral education teacher


sian-half-uncle “Really makes you want to run the reporter over with a taxi.”
Hua Qia, 63-year-old bus driver


happy-bird-girl “Funny how I don’t see Lee Hsien Loong picking cardboard despite having money.”
Li Zhong Lee, 17-year-old part time cupcake seller










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  • Christopher Bong

    One can never believe the rubbish reported and printed in the newspapers here in Singapore.