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KATONG RESIDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT ILLEGAL BROTHELS OPERATING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that suspected brothels have once again popped up in a Katong private housing district. Residents living along Crescent Road reported suspicious activities at four of the six bungalows in the area. After the incident, residents complained of men loitering around the area while checking their mobile phones. They would then proceed to walk into one of the bungalows. Residents claim that men who visited the bungalows appeared rich and some even came with chauffeurs.

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ILLEGAL BROTHELS SHIFT TO UPSCALE KATONG ESTATE TO ESCAPE DETECTION

The media reported that 5 policemen were seen inside a private residence, with a police van parked outside. Ten minutes later, two women were seen handcuffed and brought out from the unit onto the police van. According to an insider, the owner of the terrace house shifted out a few years ago and rented out the unit to a lady tenant from China. Several months ago, 3 to 4 women believed to be Chinese nationals, moved into the unit. Thereafter, male strangers were seen entering and leaving the unit in the morning or midnight.

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KATONG BOMBING 1974 – KNOW YOUR HISTORY

It was just 6 am on Friday, 20 st December 1974, when residents of Katong woke up to a mighty explosion. A bomb carried by the front seat passenger on his lap prematurely exploded as the car travelling down Still Road was just about to reach the junction with East Coast Road. It instantly killed the passenger, a Malaysian and ripped him open. The blast threw out the driver, a driver on to the road and he was eventually to die in hospital despite surgery. The driver an old boy of Chung Cheng High School was then an active member of Barisan Socialis. A third man seat in the back seat limped away and escaped. 3 other bombs were also discovered amidst the wreckage. Also found were flyers of Communist Party of Malaysia satellite organisations Malaysian National Liberation Front and the Malaysan Communist Youth League.

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