29 Dec '17, 1pm

[Mothership] S’pore’s most wanted criminal killed a cop & robbed S$2.5 million in 1972. He was 165cm. https://t.co/HmD7QzNux8

And one such small hard man is Lim Ban Lim — who was at one point, before he was gunned down by the police in 1972, the most wanted gunman in Singapore and Malaysia. Advertisement 14-year crime spree From 1958 to 1972, Lim went on a crime spree and killed police officers in Singapore and Johor Bahru. In total, he made off with at least $2.5 million. In today’s value, that would be worth a whooping S$9.3 million. Lim Ban who? Lim Ban Lim was a Hokkien. He was diminutive and stood at only 1.65m tall. Described to be of medium build, his short stature gave rise to one of his aliases, “Ah Oei”, which translate to “shorty” in Hokkien. He was also known by other names: Tau Hong Lim, Seow Lim, Ah Seow, Suay Kia, and Oei Kia. “Oei Kia” actually means “short kid”. Lim reportedly married his childhood sweetheart when he was 16, and had three daughters and two sons. Despite being wel...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/spores-most-wanted-criminal...

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