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
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