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28-year-old woman charged with murder of 16-year-old girl
The Indonesian domestic helper arrested at the scene of the Tampines murder has been charged with murder, according to media reports. The Straits Times said that the charge was read out to her Friday afternoon at the Institute of Mental Health, where she was sent for psychiatric evaluation. On Thursday afternoon at about 1 PM, 16-year-old girl was found dead Thursday in a Tampines flat. Police have classified it as a murder case.
The Straits Times reported that the girl apparently had two stab wounds to the front of the torso area and that the woman who was arrested was understood to be the maid.
SAF stopping the singing of ‘misogynist’ lyrics from marching song: AWARE
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have confirmed that they are taking steps to stop the singing of “misogynist” lyrics used in a marching song sung by full-time National Servicemen (NSFs), according to Aware Singapore. Aware posted this on a Facebook post on Friday. The local advocacy group said that they had raised concerns over the lyrics from a marching song called “Purple Light” after coming across the lyrics earlier this year.
Woman calls police over cosplayer’s ‘underboob’ at anime festival
What is an "underboob"? Well, a woman probably found out what it is after calling the police on a female cosplayer recently. The woman had reportedly been offended by the revealing costume worn by the cosplayed at the Anime Festival Asia, which was held at Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8-10 November. According to video game blog Kotaku.com, the woman had called the police after seeing the female cosplayer wearing an outfit that had exposed the bottom part of her breasts — it is an area known as the "underboob".
‘Why I’ll never return to Singapore’ blog post goes viral
A young author and online marketer declared in a blog post that has gone viral that he had no plans to return to Singapore where life was “sterile” and “the bare minimum of living”. Danny Dover, a self described life list completer and author of the book “Search Engine Optimization Secrets”, explained in his blog post “Why I’ll never return to Singapore” on 5 November this year that he did not want “to waste my limited time and resources in places that don’t make me better”.
Police arrest 348 in global child porn investigation
More than 300 people, including teachers, coaches and doctors, have been arrested worldwide on child pornography charges after a Canadian-led investigation. Toronto police said on Thursday the arrest of 348 people, including 108 in Canada, 76 in the United States and 164 in other countries from Spain to Australia, came after a three-year investigation of a Toronto company that distributed child porn.