• Maserati hit-and-run driver being investigated for online gambling, moneylending offences
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    Maserati hit-and-run driver being investigated for online gambling, moneylending offences

    The Maserati driver who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a Traffic Police (TP) officer is being investigated for online gambling and moneylending offences. Lee Cheng Yan, 34, who appeared in the State Courts again on Friday (24 November), was given an additional charge of

  • Uber driver jailed for stealing laptop and more than $18,000 from passenger
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    Uber driver jailed for stealing laptop and more than $18,000 from passenger

    An Uber driver who stole an iPhone, a Microsoft Surface Pro laptop and more than $18,000 in cash after a customer left her bag in the car was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Friday (24 November). Wong Chee Keong, 33, had pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly misappropriating property at the State

  • Man jailed two months for setting fire to rubbish bin in Yishun
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    Man jailed two months for setting fire to rubbish bin in Yishun

    He set fire to a rope in a rubbish bin at a lift landing in a block in Yishun by using a lighter he had found earlier in a drain before calling the police to inform them about the fire.

  • Four men who chanted slogans at funerals charged with being gang members
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    Four men who chanted slogans at funerals charged with being gang members

    Four men were charged for being part of secret societies on Thursday (23 November) following separate gang-related incidents at two funerals earlier this year.

  • You've probably never heard of it, but ankylosing spondylitis affects many men
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    You've probably never heard of it, but ankylosing spondylitis affects many men

    In severe cases of ankylosing spondylitis, the vertebrae may fuse together and become rigid. Pain and stiffness in your lower back that is worse at night, in the morning and after prolonged inactivity is an early sign of ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that typically affects the joints of

  • Most Singaporeans doubt they have been told the truth about MRT issues: survey
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    Most Singaporeans doubt they have been told the truth about MRT issues: survey

    A majority of Singaporeans polled doubt that they have been given the full picture about the issues plaguing the MRT, according to a new survey by market research company Blackbox Research.

  • Prison officer accused of corruption hit with computer misuse charges
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    Prison officer accused of corruption hit with computer misuse charges

    A prison officer accused of corruption has been charged for inducing two other officers to access data belonging to the Singapore Prisons Service without authorisation.

  • 6 good reasons why you need to educate your child about sex early
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    6 good reasons why you need to educate your child about sex early

    The birds and the bees are an uncomfortable subject for most parents, especially Asian ones. Most adults flinch at the mention of the subject of sex, even in the company of those they are close to. It just feels taboo to talk about such things, especially to young children.

  • Man arrested for attempting to swim to Singapore illegally
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    Man arrested for attempting to swim to Singapore illegally

    A 39-year-old man was arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore on Tuesday, said the Singapore Police Force on Wednesday (22 November). The Police Coast Guard (PCG) detected a floating object in the sea off Woodlands waterfront heading towards Singapore waters on Tuesday (21 November) at around 10.50pm

  • Citizens, PRs born before 1962 can re-register NRICs: ICA
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    Citizens, PRs born before 1962 can re-register NRICs: ICA

    From 1 January 2018, Singapore citizens and permanent residents born before 1962 will have the option to re-register their National Registration Identity Card (NRIC), said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a statement on 23 November (Thursday). At present, Singapore citizens and permanent

  • Singapore Upgrades 2017 Growth Forecast to as Much as 3.5%
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    Singapore Upgrades 2017 Growth Forecast to as Much as 3.5%

    FILE PHOTO: Singapore’s skyline is seen June 17, 2017. Singapore raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 3 percent to 3.5 percent after third-quarter data beat projections on the back of stronger exports and manufacturing. A healing in global trade this year has helped boost export-reliant

  • Second man jailed over robbery of jewellery wholesaler
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    Second man jailed over robbery of jewellery wholesaler

    A man who hit a jewellery wholesaler with a wooden stick while an accomplice robbed the victim of more than $43,000 in cash and jewellery was on Wednesday (22 November) jailed for his role in the crime. Singaporean Srinath Bari, 53, was jailed four years after pleading guilty to one count of robbery

  • Foreign worker who acted as unlicensed employment agent fined $30,000
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    Foreign worker who acted as unlicensed employment agent fined $30,000

    A 36-year-old Bangladeshi foreign worker was been fined $30,000 on Tuesday (21 November)  for conducting employment agency (EA) activities without a valid EA licence. According to a news release from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Roy Tapon Kumar pleaded guilty to one charge under Section 6(2) of the

  • Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng jailed 1 week for drink driving
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    Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng jailed 1 week for drink driving

    The founder Zouk nightclub was sentenced to one week's jail on Wednesday (22 November) for drink driving. Ching Ling Ka, also known as Lincoln Cheng, was also disqualified from driving for three years. The 70-year-old had pleaded guilty to one charge of drink-driving. Another similar charge was

  • Driverless buses, shuttles to be tested in 3 towns from 2022
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    Driverless buses, shuttles to be tested in 3 towns from 2022

    From 2022, autonomous buses and shuttles will be tested in three new Singapore towns as part of the government's Smart Nation drive. The trio of towns in Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation District will see the Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) initially deployed on less crowded roads during off-peak

  • Wild boar shot, euthanised after 'rampaging' and posing danger: police
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    Wild boar shot, euthanised after 'rampaging' and posing danger: police

    A wild boar was shot by police on Punggol West Flyover on 21 November 2017. A wild boar was shot by police on Tuesday (21 Nov) after it went “rampaging”, and was subsequently euthanised by animal welfare group ACRES, police said. The boar had been injured in an accident with a car on Punggol West Flyover

  • Man pleads guilty to molesting 12-year-old neighbour in lift and bus
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    Man pleads guilty to molesting 12-year-old neighbour in lift and bus

    The man then grabbed the boy’s crotch over his school shorts and squeezed lightly until the lift reached the 16th floor. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Amanda Chong said that the boy felt scared in the lift but could not leave as the man was blocking his path.

  • Joo Koon train collision: Could train driver have stopped in 10 seconds?
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    Joo Koon train collision: Could train driver have stopped in 10 seconds?

    The driver of an MRT train that collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon station did not have sufficient time to "react and respond", and the incident was not down to human error, said top officials from rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority on Tuesday (21 November). With

  • Two Myanmar nationals plead guilty over attempted abduction
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    Two Myanmar nationals plead guilty over attempted abduction

    Two Myanmar nationals who had planned to kidnap and murder a fellow countryman pleaded guilty to charges of attempted abduction at the State Courts on Tuesday (21 November). Phyo Min Naing, 34, and Zaw Min Hlaing, 40 were part of a group of four, all Myanmar nationals, who tried to kidnap Aye Maung Maung

  • Reduced service hours at 19 MRT stations in December to help speed up re-signalling works
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    Reduced service hours at 19 MRT stations in December to help speed up re-signalling works

    From 8 December, almost 20 stations on the North-South and East-West Lines will see their operating hours reduced in a bid to accelerate re-signalling works on the East-West Line (EWL). The move was announced by Land Transport Authority chief executive Ngian Hoon Ping on Tuesday (21 November) in the

  • LTA chief explains shortened service hours at some MRT stations
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    LTA chief explains shortened service hours at some MRT stations

    Addressing reporters on Tuesday, 21 November, Land Transport Authority chief executive Ngian Hoon Ping explains why it is necessary to shorten service hours on certain stretches of the North-South and East-West Lines.

  • Signalling system supplier Thales apologises for Joo Koon train collision
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    Signalling system supplier Thales apologises for Joo Koon train collision

    Thales, the French conglomerate supplying the new signalling system for the North-South and East-West MRT lines, has taken “full responsibility” for its part in last Wednesday’s (15 November) train collision at Joo Koon station that injured 38 people.

  • Lightning 'affected trackside equipment', did not hit train near Bedok station: SMRT
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    Lightning 'affected trackside equipment', did not hit train near Bedok station: SMRT

    Lightning did not strike the westbound train that stalled near Bedok MRT station on Monday (20 November) afternoon but "affected trackside equipment" instead, said SMRT on Tuesday. This was the conclusion arrived at following investigations conducted by the rail operator's engineers, said

  • Trial begins for ex-coach accused of sexually abusing teenage girl
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    Trial begins for ex-coach accused of sexually abusing teenage girl

    Roger Yue Jr later invited the then 13-year-old girl to join his competitive team and even asked her to help coach teams from other schools. The 59-year-old now faces seven charges for sexual offences committed against the girl.

  • Local firms taught how to spot home-made explosives, potential terror threats
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    Local firms taught how to spot home-made explosives, potential terror threats

    Household items that can be used to make Home Made Explosives (HME). The items were displayed as part of a workshop organised by Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) about the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices. Innocuous items such as fertilisers, nail polish remover and even pepper