Friday, November 28

Mumbai - Singaporean Lady Lawyer Killed

It's really sad, just heard on the news that the only Singaporean hostage has been found dead on the 19th floor of the Oberoi Hotel.

She is 28-year-old lawyer Lo Hwei-Yen.

AsiaOne Report:
Militants relayed message to India via Singapore: FM spokesman

They demanded Indian authorities to refrain from storming the Oberoi hotel. -AFP

Fri, Nov 28, 2008

SINGAPORE - Militants who seized hostages at a Mumbai hotel relayed a message through Singapore that Indian forces should not storm the building, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday.

"The terrorists demanded that the Indian authorities refrain from storming the Oberoi hotel or else they would harm her," Jai Sohan, consular director of the foreign ministry, said after revealing that Singaporean hostage Lo Hoei Yen, 28, had been killed.

ChannelNewsAsia Report:
Singaporean held hostage at Mumbai's Oberoi Hotel killed
28 November 2008 2151 hrs (SST)

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Foreign Ministry says the Singaporean Chinese woman held hostage at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai has been killed.

Speaking at a news conference at the Ministry, Director of the Consular Directorate Jai Sohan Singh said they were told at 9:35pm Singapore time that she suffered a tragic death.

This was after her husband, who had flown up to Mumbai, made a final confirmation of her identity. She is 28-year-old lawyer Lo Hoei-Yen.

Indian authorities had found her body on the 19th floor of the hotel.

Mr Singh added there are no more Singaporeans stranded in any of the hotels in the Indian financial capital.

115 Singaporeans were known to be in Mumbai either for work or leisure during the attacks on Wednesday night that have killed some 130 people.

- CNA/ir

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