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May 18, 2014 - 9:34pm


HOTLINE CALLER: Mr Jonathan Wong called TNP after his daughter choked on a fishbone. TNP PHOTO: OH MING XUAN

When Mr Jonathan Wong’s daughter choked on a fishbone while eating at a Japanese restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day last Sunday, he felt he had to warn other parents.

He whipped out his mobile phone and called The New Paper hotline.

The report, which made our page one news, was published last Tuesday.

He said: “It was a hard lesson for us. I had to get the message out so that other children won’t suffer the same fate.”

Mr Wong, whose daughter is still affected by the incident, looked online for The New Paper’s hotline number.

He feels that reading TNP is a faster way to update himself about the news he is when busy with work.

He said: “TNP’s articles are easier to digest.”

Mr Kamal Abu Serah sent TNP an e-mail tip-off when he saw photos of a huge crocodile on Facebook.

The report was published on May 8.

He said: “It is something you see only in zoos, but this is at Sungei Buloh.”

Mr Kamal, who liked TNP’s Facebook page, especially enjoys TNP’s special sports editions.

He said: “It has the latest news that other papers do not have.”

Mr Steven Wong decided to call TNP last Monday, when he learnt about a body being found in the Church of St Mary of the Angels in Bukit Batok, which he attended.

“I was curious, I couldn’t find news about it anywhere,” he said, adding that with TNP’s report, he had a better understanding of what happened.

Mr Wong, who has the hotline number saved in his phone, had previously called the hotline with a tip-off in 2004 about wild birds in Jurong Point’s foodcourt.

For their tip-offs, the three of them will each receive a $100 Burger King voucher.

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