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Roy Ngerng found guilty of defaming PM Lee
Blogger Roy Ngerng has been found guilty of defaming Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The judgement was passed by Justice Lee Seiu Kin on Friday, with damages due to PM Lee to be assessed later.
Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin 'shocked' over Sim Lim Square case
Jover Chew, the shop owner-cum-scam artist behind the Sim Lim Square fiasco, is fast earning himself new enemies every day.
The latest is Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin who called his behaviour "shocking" in a Facebook post on late Thursday evening.
“I’m shocked at the behavior shown. The chap didn’t seem remorseful either.”
3 Malaysian Muslims win court bid to cross-dress
Three Malaysian Muslim
- Elizabeth Soh | What’s buzzing? – Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Here are today's top trending stories in case you missed them:Read More »from Friday #sgroundup: Roy Ngerng found guilty of defaming PM Lee
Did you know you might be doing damage to the environment even when you’re, ahem, having car sex?
“Vehicles produce 50 per cent of these locally emitted particles, which clog up our lungs… Make love not haze. Don’t let your car engine idle,“ said the one-minute cheeky video depicting a parked van as it rocked up and down according to the hot and heavy activities of its occupants.
The funny clip, which even features an iconic sex scene from the movie "Titanic", has garnered over 17,000 views and close to 300 shares.
Many have given the video the thumbs up.
“That is so funny but still a strong message,” said a Marcelle Baum.
“Such a brilliant idea!! Proud of the client actually having the courage to approve it,” said a Catherine Leck.
SEC's playful vibe
This is not the only video that's attracted attention to the council.
SECRead More »from Cheeky Singapore video reminds you to switch off your engine before having car sex
- Yahoo! Singapore | What’s buzzing? – Fri, Nov 7, 2014
It's one of the most awkward feelings ever - running into an ex for the first time since you broke up. We all know the feeling, and the inner monologue that happens as we try to have a normal conversation with them - and fail.
This deliciously funny short film hits the head on the nail in its documentation of what it’s like. It’s four minutes of LOL, OMG and haunting reminders of personal experiences that will make you wish all of life had subtitles.
Written and produced by comedian and Buzzfeed writer Ali Vigniano, and directed and shot by T.J. Misny.
- Yahoo! Singapore | What’s buzzing? – Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Singaporeans aid Vietnam tourist victim of phone scam
Singaporeans outraged by an electronics shop that left a Vietnamese tourist in tears after a phone-sale scam have raised thousands of dollars to compensate him on a crowd funding site.
China warns tourists to be careful when buying electronics in Singapore
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a notice on their website on Wednesday evening asking Singapore-bound tourists to exercise caution when buying electronics from merchants who have received many complaints.
Singapore car dealer smells something 'fishy' about payment
A luxury car dealer in Singapore complained that his showroom smells like a market after an "unhappy" customer paid him Sg$19,000 ($15,200) in coins smelling of fish. "He did this deliberately because heRead More »from Thursday #sgroundup: Singaporeans crowd fund compensation for Vietnamese tourist
- Daniel Wong | SingaporeScene – Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Daniel Wong is a learning and teen expert, and is also the best-selling author of "The Happy Student". He offers programmes to help students attain exam excellence while also finding happiness and fulfillment, and to empower parents to motivate their unmotivated teenagers. Download his FREE e-book, “16 Keys To Motivating Your Teenager”. The views expressed are his own.
Earlier this year, I became a first-time dad.
I absolutely love my baby son (I’ll call him Baby Z), and fatherhood has been fantastic. But, of course, there have been frustrating moments too.
The non-stop crying.
The long nights.
The pee and poop-stained clothes.
I feel like I’ve become quite the baby expert, even though my wife will probably disagree. (She’s the real baby expert.)
My day job involves working with teenagers to empower them to become both happy and successful. Interestingly, the more time I spend with Baby Z, the more I realise that he behaves in ways similar to some of my clients.
In fact, Baby Z’sRead More »from Are you acting like a big baby? 6 common mistakes that prevent success
- Elizabeth Soh | What’s buzzing? – Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Here are today's top trending stories in case you missed them.Read More »from Wednesday #sgroundup: What will S'pore's shisha smokers do now?
Shisha ban: What will Singapore smokers do now?
Following the news that the government plans to ban shisha tobacco later this month, Singapore users of the Turkish water-pipe are naturally upset.
So what will these people do now?
Yahoo Singapore spoke to several shisha smokers to find out and get their reactions to the ban.
Vietnamese tourist left in tears after begging for refund at Sim Lim shop
What was supposed to be a happy vacation for a Vietnamese tourist turned into a nightmare, as he was left in tears over the weekend after trying to get a refund for an iPhone 6 from Sim Lim Square shop MobileAir.
Exit poll: Nation in a funk turns to Republicans
The glum voters who handed Republicans full control of Congress on
Here are today's top trending stories in case you missed them.Read More »from Tuesday #sgroundup: Integration in S'pore not about making foreigners more S'porean
Integration is not about making foreigners 'more like Singaporeans': employers federation official
How can social cohesion and integration be fostered in Singapore?
Don’t think about it as making foreigners “more like Singaporeans”, said John Ng, vice president of the Singapore National Employers Federation, said on Tuesday at a conference on social cohesion and integration in Europe and Asia.
Shisha will be banned in Singapore starting late November: reports
Shisha tobacco will be banned in Singapore starting later this month, according to media reports.
Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said in Parliament on Tuesday that the ministry would ban the importation, distribution and sale of shisha from later this month to prevent the “proliferation and
- Jeanette Tan | SingaporeScene – Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Last week, civil activist and opposition politician Ravi Philemon posted a status to his Facebook page, calling out two videos that he said were moving quickly online.
Both happened to feature commuters on MRT trains in Singapore. One, he said, was of a teenage boy who appeared to be masturbating, while the other was of a woman hitting a young boy with an umbrella.
In his status, which received 77 likes, Ravi urged people who had seen either of the videos to refrain from sharing them. What if the subject was your brother, son or grandmother? Would you still treat the videos in the same way?
There is also the fact, astutely raised by someone who commented on his post, that the law protects minors for a reason.
In a comment in response, however, one FB user argued that it appeared that in the case of the first video, the boy knew full well that what he was doing was both wrong and shameful, and therefore it was not morally wrong to shame him.
Besides, in the interest of publicRead More »from Online shaming in Singapore: Is it so daunting to intervene?
- Elizabeth Soh | What’s buzzing? – Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Here are today's top trending stories in case you missed them.Read More »from Friday #sgroundup: Sons of MH370 victim sue M'sia Airlines
2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370
Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.
Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, accused the civil aviation department of negligence for failing to try and contact the plane within a reasonable time after it disappeared from radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board.
More interim flats for couples
The government will increase the supply of flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) by adding another 800 flats, including in Bukit Merah and Queenstown.
In a blog post today, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said
Chinese national Miss Zhou had been duped into paying $3,000 for an iPhone 6 plus at a Sim Lim Square shop. A Small Claims court ruled that she was entitled to a $1,010 refund.Read More »from Sim Lim shop refunds customer $1,010 – in coins
However, when they paid her on Tuesday, it was in hundreds of coins, including five and ten cents.
All these coins were then allegedly flung to the floor in a plastic bag, according to media reports.
Zhou and shop owner then started to argue, and police had to step in.
A police spokesman told Yahoo Singapore that they had been called for assistance on 28 October around 2:26 pm. After establishing that there was a dispute, police told both parties not to breach the peace, and no further assistance was required.
According to media reports, Zhou had purchased the phone on 24 September. She told reporters that she had agreed to pay $1,800 but the shop charged her an additional $2,400 for “insurance”.
They eventually convinced her to part with $3,000. She later changed her mind and filed a complaint at CASE and
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