Saturday, March 24, 2012

Three callers to MediaCorp Singapore news hotline rewarded for tip-offs

SINGAPORE: Three callers to MediaCorp's hotline have been rewarded for their contributions to news stories.

Mr Mark Lee walked away with the top prize of S$1,000 and a one-year Sentosa island membership.

He had tipped off the newsroom about a dispute over the jackpot winnings of more than S$400,000 between hawker Choo Hong Eng and the Marina Bay Sands casino.

The casino had earlier said that the machine had suffered a glitch, but later paid Madam Choo in full.

Madam Choo is an aunt of Mr Lee's wife.



The second prize went to Mr Adam Seah, who alerted the newsroom about the North-South Line disruption on December 15, 2011. Mr Seah was one of the commuters stuck in the train for more than an hour.

Mr Seah received a cash prize of S$500 and a one-year Sentosa island membership.

The third prize of S$200 and a one-year Sentosa island membership went to Mr Lim Jit Sing. He alerted MediaCorp about the floods in Orchard Road on June 5, 2011 - specifically the one at Tanglin Mall.

Since June 2008, the hotline has received over 45,000 calls. Last year, it received about 10,500 calls.

If you have seen something interesting or have a story to share with MediaCorp's TV channels, radio stations, websites or TODAY newspaper, you can call MediaCorp at 68-2222-68.

-CNA/ac

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Source From Channel News Asia

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