“This afternoon, I presented letters of commendation to two of our Tanjong Pagar Town Council cleaners, Nurul Islam and Sentu, for their honesty in reporting and returning $45,000 worth of jewellery to the rightful owner.
The cleaners had found the jewellery left in a TV carton box which was discarded at a lift lobby in Queenstown estate.
The owner was delighted to recover his lost items within the same day of reporting the missing jewellery.”
Mr Sentu has worked in Singapore for 6 years and earns a monthly salary of $700 which he uses to support his family of 10 back home. Although there were gold, diamonds and other jewellery in the box, Mr Sentu and Nurul Islam were honest and returned the property to the rightful owner.
For their efforts, both men were given a token of appreciation by the owner but were reluctant to reveal the amount as they did not do the good deed for a reward.