Pang Yeow Biah, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to 10 charges of fraudulently obtaining $8,302.05 in GST tourist refunds. A former Singapore Customs officer was sentenced on Friday (20 April) to 15 months and four weeks of jail and a penalty of $24,906.15 for fraudulently obtaining Goods and Service
Gan Thean Soo admitted causing harassment and causing hurt. A 71-year-old Singaporean man caught in a viral video harassing and slapping another man on the MRT last year has pleaded guilty to two charges brought against him. In the State Courts on Friday (20 April), Gan Then Soo admitted to one charge
A 19-year-old National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate died after a taxi she was in collided with a car at the junction of Clementi Road and Commonwealth Avenue West on Thursday night (19 April). Another passenger, a man in his 20s, was trapped in the front seat and had to be extricated
At the risk of dragging out the brouhaha that followed the Select Committee hearings on fake news, something must be said about chairman Charles Chong’s response to a petition signed by about 230 members from academia around the world in support of Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s academic freedom. Chong’s statement
As early as next month, primary, secondary and tertiary school students and staff in Singapore can hop on local ride-hailing firm Grab’s GrabShuttle service to get to their schools. GrabShuttle for Schools was launched on Friday (20 April), ranging from $130 per month for one-way trips on a shuttle
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has recalled 18 cosmetic products which it said contains "potent undeclared ingredients", some including high levels of mercury which exceed the permissible level by over 27,000 times, in an advisory issued Friday (20 April 2018).
A man whose negligent driving killed a pregnant woman and hurt her mother-in-law last May was sentenced to five weeks' jail at the State Courts on Thursday (19 April).
A man who started an online escort service and managed 21 prostitutes, including 20 Singaporean women, was sentenced to 29 months' jail and fined $100,000 at the State Courts on Thursday (19 April).
To facilitate railway maintenance and improvement works, seven MRT stations along the North-South line (NSL) will close earlier and open later on weekends next month, said rail operator SMRT on Thursday (19 April).
Four Indonesians have been rescued after going overboard from a boat near Pedra Branca early on Thursday morning (19 April), with one person still unaccounted for.
When Yaacob Mohamed Yatim was accosted by an acquaintance while having dinner at a Geylang coffeeshop, he did not immediately retaliate. The 59-year-old cleaner finished his food before attempting to take a pair of scissors from an ayam penyet food stall at the same coffeeshop.
With about 1,000 ships either passing through our waters or calling into our ports every day, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) relies on the Maritime Security Task Force’s 180 Squadron (180 SQN) to help keep the nation safe from seaborne threats. Half comprised of full-time national servicemen, the
Police are seeking the e-scooter rider involved in a hit-and-run case in Ang Mo Kio. The police are looking for the e-scooter rider who knocked down an elderly woman at Blk 538 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 on Tuesday (17 April). In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Sharon Sim, the elderly woman’s daughter, said that
Chan Cheng, 57, who was first charged in 1999 with molesting nine schoolboys, had absconded while on bail and was deported back to Singapore on 7 December 2016 after which he was arrested. Chan allegedly did this after asking the victim to lift up his shirt and pull his pants forward.
Angered by a domestic dispute, she hit her mother in front of the police and then hurled expletives at the officers when they tried to intervene.
A track fault on the East-West Line has resulted in a service disruption between Tampines and Pasir Ris MRT stations.
If you have diabetes, doctors advise that you take good care of your feet. That’s because this chronic disease characterised by high blood sugar can cause nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy) and poor blood flow in your feet, both of which increase your risk of developing foot infections and other problems
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Wednesday (18 April) that it has received reports regarding WhatsApp accounts being taken over by scammers.
Rail operator SMRT has confirmed in a press statement that former Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Neo Kian Hong will replace Desmond Kuek as group chief executive officer from 1 August.
A man who allegedly assaulted Member of Parliament Dr Tan Wu Meng at a Meet-the-People Session this week was charged at the State Courts on Wednesday (18 April). Mohammad Ameen s/o Mohamed Maideen, 32, faces one charge of criminal trespass and one charge of voluntarily causing hurt. The investigating
The Google Home smart speaker made its debut in Singapore on Wednesday (18 April) at a retail price of $189. The device, which acts as a voice-activated personal assistant activated, also comes with a handful of localised features for the Singapore market. Consumers in Singapore can purchase the Google
Almost six years after he took up the role of president and group CEO of SMRT Corporation Limited, Desmond Kuek is stepping down from the role, according to a Straits Times report.
Historian Thum Ping Tjin’s submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods was not an academic dissertation but a “political piece”, said the committee’s chairman Charles Chong on Tuesday (17 April). “It is odd to make political points – as Dr Thum did – and then hide behind the shield