In mitigation, the man’s lawyer, N Kanagavijayan, said that it was the first time his client was convicted on a sexual offence. “He is not a sexual predator, or involved in sexual grooming,” said the defence counsel. On the other hand, the prosecution, represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP)
A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor convicted of shoplifting was ordered to undergo a Mandatory Treatment Order (MTO) for 18 months on Monday (22 May). Er Meng Joo, 55, a professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, pleaded guilty to stealing items such as
Naval Staff, will take over as Chief of Navy on 16 June 2017. Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han (right), the outgoing Chief of Navy, has served the SAF for 25 years since 1992. Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han will be stepping down and Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong will take over as the Singapore Navy chief
National Solidarity Party secretary-general Lim Tean has quit the Singapore political party less than two years after being elected to the post. In a statement posted on Facebook at around 11am on Monday (22 May), Lim said that his approach to politics was “fundamentally different” to the party’s. He
Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock’s constitutional challenge against the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on the timing of the reserved Elected Presidency (EP) will likely take place in late June. According to reports, the tentative date for the hearing was decided on Monday (22 May) at
Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be reduced at certain expressways and roads from 27 May to 25 June, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
Former detainees and social activists marked the 30th anniversary of the alleged Marxist conspiracy in 1987 with the launch of a new book at The Projector on Sunday (21 May). Entitled “1987: Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 Years On”, it consists of essays by some 30-odd contributors, including many
The ranch operator that was found guilty of mistreating a horse was fined $9, 000 on Friday (19 May). Gallop Stable Singapore was convicted on one charge of animal cruelty on 28 April after an eight-day trial.
A gardener who showed a 13-year-old boy an obscene image in Botanic Gardens was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Friday (19 May).
The Bangladeshi construction worker who raped a woman at MacRitchie Reservoir was sentenced to 17 years’ jail and given the maximum 24 strokes of the cane at the High Court on Friday (19 May). In sentencing Pramanik Liton, 24, who committed the offence on 8 February 2015, Justice Choo Han Teck highlighted
The Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre reopens on Saturday (20 May) after being closed for a three-month revamp. Renovations included new fixtures, energy-efficient lights, new fans and sun shades. New tables at the hawker centre will also have moveable seats to accommodate those in wheelchairs. However
The failure of a platform screen door (PSD) to open automatically at the Botanic Gardens station on 3 May was due to water seepage damaging the electrical components of one of the PSDs, Downtown Line operator SBS Transit said on Thursday (18 May). Train services were disrupted with trains skipping the
Every Singaporean man who has done his bit to serve and defend the country will receive at least $100 worth of vouchers, as part of official efforts to commemorate 50 years of National Service. Distributed by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the NS50 Recognition
A 59-year-old man and 31-year-old woman, who are believed to have been sharing the same flat, were found dead in Marsiling in the early hours of Thursday (18 May) morning. The police said they received a call for assistance at Block 17 Marsiling Lane at 1.41am. The man, said to be Chinese, was found
A 25-year-old man was jailed 12 months on Thursday (18 May) after he pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl whom he met through a mobile phone social app. Xavier Liew Shuang Yuen, 25, had sex with the 13-year-old girl just three days after they started talking on BeeTalk, an app which allows
UPDATE: In a statement, SCDF said that a fire broke out in a first floor unit in I12 Katong, involving the contents of a storeroom. There are no reported injuries. Heartland shopping mall I12 Katong was cordoned off on Wednesday night (17 May), as smoke was seen emanating from the building and Singapore
Twenty-three women and a man have been arrested at a hotel along Jalan Besar Road for suspected involvement in prostitution. The suspects allegedly made use of their stay in Singapore on social visit passes to commit vice-related offences. Preliminary investigations showed that they have been advertising
A former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer was on Wednesday (17 May) jailed five weeks for filming upskirt videos of a colleague last year.
Tan, a food stall assistant, began stalking his ex-boyfriend for a year after their four-year relationship ended in May 2015. The ex-boyfriend cannot be named due to a gag order. Every morning, Tan would wait outside the ex-boyfriend’s camp, where the victim was serving national service.
For this year's Muslim holy month of Ramadan, charity organisation Free Food For All (FFA) is set to provide a free meal for thousands. On 6 June, the group will distribute 4,000 packets of food at the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre. The mosque will also host 1,000 people during that&apos
Traffic almost came to a standstill along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) eastbound tunnel on Wednesday (17 May) afternoon, as the tunnel’s sprinklers were inadvertently activated.
A Chinese national who allegedly left a luggage bag unattended at Hougang MRT station in April was charged in court on Wednesday (17 May) with causing annoyance to the public. Wang Jianpo, 39, has been accused of leaving a blue luggage unattended on the train platform on the afternoon of 2 April, leading
A man wearing only a white T-shirt and clinging to a lifebuoy fitted with a beacon was discovered in the sea off the coast of southern Spain on Monday (15 May). The man has been identified as the captain of a large Singapore-registered cargo ship. According to wire reports and Spanish newspaper el
Normal operations resumed at Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 3am on Wednesday (17 May) after a fire broke out in the terminal. Changi Airport said in a Facebook post that IndiGo 6E54 departed at 5:40am. A separate Facebook post by the Singapore Civil Defence Force said that the “small fire” that occurred
Two workers who were stranded on a gondola during a fire at a construction site in Punggol on Tuesday (16 May) have been rescued by firefighters. The workers were conveyed to Changi General Hospital for observation for smoke inhalation.