Top 5 stories for Thursday, 15 August 2013

Melissa Law
What’s buzzing?15 August 2013

We know you might have been busy and missed the headlines of the day.

Here are five stories you need to know:

About 300 dead in Egypt clashes

Egypt declared a state of emergency after security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Gory photographs have surfaced on the net as world leaders condemned the violence of security forces. Officials say the clashes have claimed about 300 lives.

M’sia authorities on the hunt for Facebook gun salesman
An anonymous man has been offering an arsenal of weapons for sale on Facebook. These weapons include a range of guns and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle, each item costing between S$1,550 and S$5,800. The Facebook page was taken down after a police report was lodged.

SMRT bus driver fired for clipping nails
An SMRT bus driver was fired after he was caught on video trimming his nails while driving along an expressway. The bus was travelling from Changi Airport, when the driver started trimming his nails, even lifting his hand off the steering wheel momentarily to examine the trimmed nails.

COMMENT: Why strays deserve your love too
Do stray dogs and cats deserve to be loved? Our blogger shares her experience of caring for a stray kitten and the difficulties in finding a foster home for it.

Family of dead inmate requesting completion of Coroner’s Inquiry
The family of Dinesh Raman s/o Chinnaiah, who died in Changi prison in 2010, is requesting the Attorney General Chambers to direct the coroner to complete the Coroner’s Inquiry into his death. Although Dinesh was determined to have died from “positional asphyxiation” due to a “fierce struggle” involving eight prison officers, the family is still unclear about his cause of death. Bruises and blood clots were found all over Dinesh’s body, with no clear indication on how these apparent injuries were sustained.