The man who admitted to starting the fire that burned down a market in Singapore’s Jurong West district has been sentenced to 11.5 years in prison plus three strokes of the cane.
Odd-job worker Lim Ying Siang, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday (March 20) after pleading guilty to one charge of committing mischief for starting the fire, reported Yahoo News Singapore. The blaze destroyed 56 market stalls and two coffee shops, causing over SGD6 million in damages.
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