6 men and 2 women have been arrested in connection with a case of murder after a man collapsed at Orchard Towers on 2 July 2019. Satheesh Noel 31, was found seriously injured. CCTV footage showed the victim being assaulted by 8 people, 7 men and one woman. Satheesh was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he later died. 8 people were later arrested in connection with his death. Originally all charged with murder, 3 of them had their murder charge withdrawn on 11 July 2019.
4 of them, Tan Sen Yang, 27, Ang Da Yuan, 26, Joel Tan Yun Sheng, 26 and Natalie Siow 22 still faced the charge of murder with common intention and possible death penalty. Loo Boon Chong, Tan Hong Sheng and Chen Jia Xing had their charge reduced to consorting with Tan Sheng Yang. They face jail and caning and are are out on bail. Interestingly, within days after news of the murder first broke, a tongue-in-cheek “Natalie Siow Fan Club” emerged on Hardware Zone.
Since no one will take this “fan club” seriously, it’s unlikely the folks who started it will taken to task for trying to influence the course of justice. Nevertheless, it reminds me of Serina Wee (who has already paid for her crime). Natalie’s looks seem to have drawn a lot of interest in the case. The thread entitled NATALIE SIOW YU ZHEN FAN CLUB had generated 173 pages of comments when I last counted.
Could this be the Serina Wee syndrome all over again? Probably not. Since Natalie is still remanded in prison and no cameras are allowed inside the courtroom, journalists will not be able to take pictures of her walking in and out of court in her latest outfits.