from Baratham Young <firstname.lastname@example.org
date Mon, Sep 8, 2008
My name is Baratham Young, trained and working as Account Officer in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS).
I write to contact you about inheritance claim of US$12.8M to a Foreigner(investor) who died here in Singapore, Twenty-two years ago.
I choose you inthis transaction specially because in my findings there is a link between you and the late Investor.Details from the website below:
The required information:
i. RE-CONFIRM YOUR FULL NAMES:
ii. CONTACT ADDRESS:
iii. DATE OF BIRTH:
iv. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER:
Upon your reply I shall furnish you with details.
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(Note: The news article has no deceased names including investor.}
Singapore Government Mindef - Publication
The news article:
1986 - Hotel New World Collapse: Total Defence Demonstrated
Posted: 07 Mar 2001, 0900 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
. By: Ms Lily Koh, in consultation with Central National Education Office (CNEO)
.Volume 5 Issue 3
Disbelief was shared by Singaporeans when news broke out that a hotel had collapsed in Singapore. The six-storey Hotel New World at Serangoon Road collapsed on 15 Mar 1986. The tragedy claimed 33 lives.
What unfolded in the drama of the rescue effort was a real-life demonstration of a concept that the Government has been promoting - Total Defence. Consisting of Military Defence, Civil Defence, Economic Defence, Social Defence and Psychological Defence, Total Defence tries to involve every Singaporean in the defence and protection of Singapore.
Though it was not a war, it was a national disaster. The operational readiness of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) had made it possible for the SAF to respond immediately to the call for assistance from the civil authorities. Personnel from the SAF were among the first to arrive at the scene, working side-by-side with Civil Defence and Fire Service officers to clear the rubble. Subsequently, twelve more SAF units were deployed. LTC Lim Meng Kin, Chief Medical Officer, several other SAF doctors and two Ministry of Health doctors took turns to crawl into tunnels, at the risk of being buried alive, to change intravenous drips, assess injuries and to comfort trapped casualties.
Hundreds of volunteers and personnel of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) worked with specialist equipment to rescue the victims. They bravely faced a mammoth task in their attempt to save lives and clear the rubble. The rest of the nation gave help in any way they could: blood, food, money and care. One Civil Defence volunteer, Mr Henry Han, was prompted by an overwhelming desire to help. He carried casualties, removed rubble and directed traffic at the disaster site.
Companies voluntarily offered the use of specialist equipment worth thousands of dollars. Equipment such as the ultra-high pressure water machines that were able to blast through concrete without causing vibrations and 100-ton cranes to lift heavy concrete slabs facilitated the rescue efforts. It showed how the public and private sectors were able to mobilise and share their resources to help Singaporeans in trouble.
People from different walks of life, races and nationalities responded as one. Public service organisations like the Red Cross and hundreds of ordinary Singaporeans came voluntarily and speedily to help. Staff of all the relief aid organisations looked after and alleviated the plight of the families of the victims.
The 7-day ordeal demonstrated that, in a time of crisis, a whole nation had reached out in empathy and moved and felt as one. Singaporeans stayed tuned to developments at the site, hoping anxiously for all to be rescued. Many Singaporeans also came forward to offer help and assistance.
The Hotel New World incident demonstrated how everyone has a part to play when the nation is faced with a crisis. As summed up by Dr Yeo Ning Hong, then Minister of Communications and Information and Second Minister for Defence:
´This incident... clearly illustrates clearly the importance of Total Defence. It also shows how necessary it is to be operationally ready at all times because the moment of need is so unpredictable.´
The Straits Times dated 30 Apr 86, p 2 & 28
The Straits Times dated 26 Apr 86, p 12-13
Pioneer Apr 86, p 3-10
Pointer Jan-Mar 88, p 55-56