11 January 2014 09:45 | By Kymie Hwang and Ilsa Chan, xinmsn
Kidnapping cases in Singapore

A look back at the kidnapping cases that made headlines in Singapore and Asia.



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On January 8, 79-year-old Madam Ng Lai Poh, mother of Sheng Siong CEO Lim Hock Chee, was abducted near Block 631 Hougang Avenue 8, the first kidnap case in Singapore in 10 years.

Mdm Ng was released in the early hours of January 9 after a S$2 million ransom was handed over and the kidnappers nabbed an hour later.

Kidnappings are a rare occurrence in Singapore, with only three cases of kidnapping with ransom over the last 13 years. All cases were solved by the police and the kidnappers jailed for life.

Here's a look back at the high-profile kidnapping cases that made headlines in Singapore and Asia.

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