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'I think I may have been poisoned'

May 8, 2014 - 12:48am

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PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News

When the spiciness on his tongue from the fried rice he had in Malaysia would not go away, the Singaporean made a trip across the Causeway again to lodge a police report.

The reason: He suspected he might have been poisoned.

Mr Lau Thiam Huat, 60, a retiree, had gone to Johor Baru on April 30, where he had a plate of fried rice at a coffee shop.

“The chilli is strong, but I remembered it to be bearable. This time, it felt different.

“My tongue was burning by the third mouthful. It wasn’t the kind of burn you usually get from chilli," said Mr Lau, who added that he has a high threshold for spiciness.

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