They learnt a lot by calling the TNP hotline
Monk calls TNP after helping at man's funeral, attended by 300
Reverend Sek Zhen Qing, 64, was especially devastated when he was helping out at the funeral of promising national softball player, Mr Leonard Sim, 26.
Reverend Sek, who is a Buddhist monk, felt for the family as Mr Sim was so young.
He told The New Paper (TNP) in Mandarin: "There must have been about 300 people (at the funeral). He had a lot of family and friends who were there.
"Everyone was very sad. He was a young and talented softball player. It's such a pity."
Reverend Sek, who has been a loyal TNP reader for many years, then called our hotline to alert us about the incident.
The report made it to the front page of TNP's Sept 15 edition.
Mr Jumahad Adban, 57, a security supervisor, was another reader who called the TNP hotline with a tip-off.
He called last Thursday about a bus on fire.
When Mr Jumahad looked out the window of his flat in Yishun Avenue 5, he was shocked to see flames engulfing the vehicle.
He said: "I didn't know it was possible for a bus to catch fire just like that. I was scared for the people inside."
He took a video of the incident and alerted the TNP hotline. The report was published on Sept 16.
Mr Jumahad said he learnt a lot from reading the TNP report.
He said: "The bus driver was a good driver. When he saw the smoke, the first thing he thought about were the passengers.
"He also took a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. That was brave."
Mr Jumahad said he saved the TNP hotline number on his phone in case of emergencies.
Mr Jumahad has been a loyal reader of TNP for three years.
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He had a lot of family and friends who were there. Everyone was very sad. He was a young and talented softball player. It's such a pity.
- Reverend Sek Zhen Qing, who called in to alert us about the tragic death of a national softballer