(Text by Hannah Teoh; Photos by Dhany Osman) Angela Lee successfully defended her atomweight title against Brazil’s Istela Nunes on Friday (26 May) night during the main event at the ONE: Dynasty of Heroes mixed martial arts (MMA) card. Fighting in front of a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium, Lee won
The Singapore Police Force have arrested two men for causing public alarm after they left three unattended bags at Aljunied MRT station on Friday. On Friday morning (26 May) at 9:52am, the police were alerted to bags left unattended at the concourse of Aljunied MRT station, said a police statement on
A new fundraising initiative has been created by three friends with a penchant for doing good in Singapore. ‘Pledge It Forward’ was founded by The Social Co. co-founders Rebekah Lin and Cheryl Chong, who teamed up with the founder of Be An Idea, Nadim van der Ros, for this initiative. Together, they
Roderic Chen Hao Ran, 32, pleaded guilty to nine charges under the Women’s Charter on 9 March this year. Chen also pleaded guilty to a new provision under the Women’s Charter – the operation of a mobile phone line that offered the provision of sexual services by multiple women to other persons in return
Singapore-based transport app Ryde is the latest to offer a third-party taxi booking service. The booking service will be available next week on Ryde’s app after it was formally awarded a Third Party Taxi Booking Certificate by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Thursday (25 May). Ryde has also
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has warned of a scam where members of the public receive calls or emails from people claiming to be employees of the airline to solicit their personal data.
Singapore has filed its written observations on the admissibility of Malaysia’s application to revise the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) 2008 judgement on the sovereignty of Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
Shaw family scion Howard Shaw Chai Li, 46, has been sentenced to eight weeks’ jail for his third drink driving offence in 10 years, after he pleaded guilty to the offence on Monday (25 May). The grandson of Runme Shaw, the founder of pioneering Asian film distributor and cinema operator Shaw Organisation
Six former City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders who were convicted of misappropriating $50 million in church funds have been permanently barred from holding key posts in charity organisations, said a statement from the Commissioner of Charities (COC) released on Wednesday (24 May). CHC's founder and
As an aviation security officer at Changi Airport, Koh Seok Ngoh’s duties included reporting any suspicious unattended bags. Koh, who was employed by Certis Cisco at the time, pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly misappropriating the bag and was fined $4,000 by District Judge Adam Nakhoda on
A 35-year-old Singaporean woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday (25 May) to one charge of voluntarily hurt to a taxi driver. According to the statement of facts (SOF), Michelle Ja'quinn Wang Ying Xin assaulted 37-year-old cabbie Pan Chung Woh while she was in his vehicle on 30 December 2015.
A 20-year-old woman has been arrested for her suspected involvement in several cases of online ticket purchase scams, including offering discounted tickets to Universal Studios Singapore, and for Coldplay and Ed Sheeran concerts. The Singapore Police Force received several reports between 14 Feb 2016
The victim of a fatal accident at the Tuas Checkpoint last December had rear-ended another motorcycle moments before he was run over by a passing lorry. During the coroner's inquiry on Tuesday (23 May) into the death of 51-year-old Malaysian Kuek Kim Choo, investigating officer Staff Sergeant Farhan
A couple face jail terms after conspiring to cheat Spring Singapore of $50,000 in grant money by submitting fraudulent claims for Innovation and Capability Vouchers (ICVs). On Tuesday (23 May), Soh Hua Xiang, 30, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of cheating while I Shu Hui, 29, pleaded guilty to 20 counts
Social activist M Ravi has mounted the second legal challenge against the recent changes to the Elected Presidency scheme, in the wake of former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock’s affidavit to the High Court. Ravi filed an application in the High Court on Monday (22 May), on the same day that a
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition in Singapore, with about one in four adults suffering from it. According to the Ministry of Health, in 2010, the prevalence of high blood pressure in Singapore among those aged 18-69 was 23.5 per cent. Fortunately, this condition can be prevented
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