The Singapore government should consider prohibiting the practice of employers safe-keeping their maids’ salaries, said the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) in a media release on Sunday (21 January). CDE, an advocacy group for domestic employees and an arm of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC
As of 12 January, remains from about 3,400 out of 4,700 graves – exhumed from both cemeteries between January and December 2014 to make way for the construction of Lornie Highway – have not been claimed, said an LTA spokesman on Wednesday (17 January) in response to queries by Yahoo News Singapore.
Former veteran public servant Niam Chiang Meng has been appointed as chairman of Mediacorp, the media company said in a statement on Friday (19 January). Niam, who was in public service for 33 years before his retirement in 2016, will assume his new role with effect from 21 April 2018. The 59-year-old
A member of a syndicate that cheated a woman of $5.4 million through a China official impersonation scam was charged in court on Friday (19 January) for receiving stolen proceeds. Looi Yu Chong, a 20-year-old Malaysian, faces one count of dishonestly receiving $500,000 in criminal proceeds from a Tan
On Friday (19 January), Lim, 52, was sentenced to three months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to two counts of vandalism. Another count of vandalism and one count of theft of a PAssion card in an unrelated incident in November last year were taken into consideration for sentencing. The court heard that
SMRT said the shorter operational hours on the East-West Line will allow maintenance and rail renewal works to be carried out concurrently. All 35 MRT stations along the East-West Line (EWL) will have their operational hours shortened in March on weekends and two weekdays to carry out maintenance and
The Singapore Police Force is investigating a case of verbal abuse of a parking warden after a viral video surfaced showing an altercation between a private bus driver and an officer of the Land Transport Authority (LTA). An LTA spokesperson said in response to queries from Yahoo News Singapore that
Grade Expectations is a weekly feature on education in Singapore. According to the MOE website, “students discover their interests and talents” through Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs). Some schools offer sports CCAs that have a national team and a recreational team, which ostensibly caters to students
Three Filipino men have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the theft of casino chips from gamblers at the Marina Bay Sands casino. According to preliminary investigations, the men colluded to steal casino chips from patrons at the gaming tables since 13 January this year, said the Singapore
Both cases of alleged attempted kidnapping at two international schools have turned out to be "misunderstandings" following thorough investigations, said the police in a press statement issued on Thursday (18 January).
From 6am onwards on Friday (19 January), riders will be able to hail ComfortDelGro taxis via Uber’s new service UberFLASH and pay up to 10 per cent lower compared with the ride-hailing firm’s private hire option uberX. Unveiled at a media conference on Thursday, UberFLASH taps a combined pool of ComfortDelGro
Knee pain is extremely common and can occur for a variety of reasons such as a sports injury, age-related wear and tear or medical causes such as arthritis.
A 53-year-old man has been arrested for pawning fake branded watches, the police said. The police received a report on a case of cheating on Monday involving the pawning of such watches. The man, who was arrested on Tuesday, is believed to be involved in several similar cases of cheating at pawnshops
Come March, artists with disabilities will have a chance to let their true colours shine at an upcoming festival in Singapore. For one, the True Colours Festival, which will be held in Singapore for the first time from 22 to 25 March, will see 240 bay spaces reserved for wheelchair users per evening
A flash flood at at Tampines Avenue 12 on 8 January was exacerbated by an obstructed earth drain near a construction site, according to the Public Utilities Board (PUB).
Two international schools in Singapore have sent out warnings to parents after students were approached by strangers and asked to enter a van on two separate occasions this month.
A Taiwanese man has been charged for receiving $74,000 in criminal proceeds from victims of a scam involving criminals who impersonated Chinese officials. Huang Hsiang-Wei, 25, was arrested on 8 January after he was found with the cash and was unable to provide a reasonable explanation as to why he had
Katarina Chlebikova, 26, was pursuing her PhD at the Duke-NUS Medical College. A PhD student from the Duke-NUS Medical School was found dead in a Biopolis laboratory on Tuesday (16 January) morning. The body of Slovakian national Katarina Chlebikova, 26, was discovered on the eighth floor of the Institute
The second half of January 2018 is expected to be less wet than the first two weeks of the year, Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) reported on Wednesday (17 January). Tropical Singapore enjoyed unusually low temperatures over the weekend, with a low of 21.2°C recorded on Sunday (14 January
There has been an increase in reports of dislodged tiles with about 700 such cases in the first half of January, said the Housing Development Board on Wednesday (16 January), amid the recent cold spell in Singapore. In response to queries by Yahoo News Singapore, the HDB said that close to half of the
Multiple victims have reported being cheated into providing personal information and credit card details on fake United Overseas Bank (UOB) website, said the police in a press release on Tuesday (16 January).
For several months last year, the residents of Blk 1C, Pinnacle@Duxton were plagued by an unusual problem: pools of vomit in the common area and the car park. The stains of vomit are still visible at the Blk 1C car park. In response to a resident’s complaint, Tanjong Pagar Town Council put up a poster
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) shakes hands with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Tuesday (16 January). Malaysia does not want a return to the era of “confrontational diplomacy” and “barbed rhetoric” between itself and Singapore, said Malaysian Prime Minister
Malaysia will consider revising toll charges at the Second Link in a bid to make the bridge more attractive to users and also reduce congestion at the Woodlands Causeway, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday (16 January).