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TNP : Man points gun at actress Jesseca Liu near KL

October 20, 2006

Man points gun at actress Jesseca Liu near KL. She says:
We thought he’ll shoot & petrol kiosk will explode
My body will be riddled with bullets.
That thought flashed across MediaCorp actress Jesseca Liu’s mind as she saw a man take a shotgun out of his bag and point it at her and her companions.

My body will be riddled with bullets.
That thought flashed across MediaCorp actress Jesseca Liu’s mind as she saw a man take a shotgun out of his bag and point it at her and her companions.

This was after he had an argument with the driver of the van she was travelling in.

The Malaysia-born actress was in Rawang, near Kuala Lumpur, filming a drama serial jointly produced by MediaCorp and a Malaysian TV station.

Speaking to The New Paper over the phone in Mandarin yesterday, she said: ‘It’s the first time something like this has happened to me. I’ve heard about it happening to others. I thought I was going to die.’

Ms Liu, 27, who was named most popular newcomer at the 10th Asian Television Awards last December, said she had just finished filming an outdoor scene with two other Malaysian actresses.

They were on their way to film a scene in a bungalow when the incident happened on 10 Oct at around 8pm.

There were three rows of seats in the van and they sat in the middle row.

Ms Liu was sitting on the extreme left.

When they reached the bungalow, they found the gate locked. But they needed to use the toilet.

Said Ms Liu, who has starred in MediaCorp drama serials such as The Champions and Women Of Times: ‘The bungalow is like a showhouse. The estate is not occupied and no
one has moved in
there yet.

‘We were waiting for the person with the keys to open the door. But he had not arrived yet. So we told the driver to drive to the nearest petrol kiosk as we needed to use the toilet urgently.’

Ms Liu said the petrol kiosk was at a T-junction.

It was dark as the street was dimly-lit.

NEAR COLLISION

She said that as they drove towards the kiosk, she saw a motorcycle approaching from the left around a blind spot.

The motorcyclist was riding at about 50 to 60kmh and almost collided with them.

She said: ‘He followed us into the kiosk and was very angry. He scolded our driver in Malay over the incident.

‘The driver told him he did not see him. The man looked like he wanted to pick a fight.’

Ms Liu said the man, who looked to be in his 50s, then walked back to his bike and seemed to be taking something from it.

She added: ‘We thought we had better stay in the van because he looked like he was taking something to hit us with. We told the driver to reverse and drive off.’

Then, they saw him take out a long black case from his bike.

DUCKED

Ms Liu said: ‘We said, ‘Surely, he could not be taking out a gun.’ But he unzipped the bag and took out a shotgun and pointed it at our van. The girls and I were so scared, we ducked.’

Afraid that he would follow them, they drove off, made a U-turn further down the road and headed back to the bungalow.

They did not see him at the kiosk when they drove past it.

Ms Liu said they were too afraid to take down the motorcycle’s licence plate number, so they did not make a police report.

Even a week after the incident, Ms Liu still has nightmares about it.

She said: ‘We thought the man would start shooting and the petrol kiosk would explode.

‘I imagined our faces in the next day’s papers. I thought, ‘I can’t go like this’. It was that frightening.’

source : TNP

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