Man, 22, charged with breaking into NTU dorm & threatening to kill woman

He allegedly told the victim that if he could not have her, he would have her "in hell". 

Ruth Chai | January 21, 2024, 09:22 PM



A Myanmar national allegedly broke into a hall of residence at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and allegedly threatened to kill a woman.

He purportedly told the victim that if he could not have her, he would "have her in hell".

Kaung Myat San, 22, was handed one charge of trespassing and one charge of criminal intimidation.

Kaung is not a student of NTU. Charge sheets seen by TODAY did not state the nature of his relationship with the victim, although Kaung referred to the victim as "girlfriend" in court.

Broke into Binjai hall

Kaung allegedly trespassed into Binjai Hall of residence in NTU and threatened the victim with a knife, as well as allegedly making verbal threats.

This is what Kaung allegedly said to the victim:

  • Told the victim that he had brought a knife and asked her how she wanted to die.
  • Said that "choking" would be better than "stabbing" for a "nice funeral."
  • "If you want a nice funeral, choke you will be better than stabbing you.
  • Told the victim that it would take at least three days for the her family to find out if she is dead as they "don't really talk".
  • Added that by then, he would have already fled to his home country and "nobody can catch me".

Allegedly warned victim not to inform the police

Additionally, Kaung warned the victim not to tell the police as it would "make (him) crazy" and he would kill the victim.

Kaung is in remand and expected to appear in court on Feb. 5.

If he is found guilty of criminal intimidation, he could be jailed for up to 10 years, slapped with a fine, or both.

If he is found guilty of trespassing, he faces a jail term of up to three months, a fine of up to S$1,500, or both.

Top photo via NTU and Google Maps