• Teen who crashed speeding Nissan GT-R in car park jailed six weeks
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    Teen who crashed speeding Nissan GT-R in car park jailed six weeks

    A full-time national serviceman who crashed his Nissan GT-R into another car and injured a driver while speeding in a car park was jailed six weeks on Tuesday (17 October).

  • Organised criminal group in Singapore crippled, 55 men and women arrested
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    Organised criminal group in Singapore crippled, 55 men and women arrested

    In a joint operation, Police and Singapore Customs have crippled an organised criminal group (OCG) and arrested 44 men and 11 women.

  • Man who spent $14,000 on stolen credit cards jailed 55 months
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    Man who spent $14,000 on stolen credit cards jailed 55 months

    On Tuesday (17 October), Yap was sentenced to 55 months’ jail after he pleaded guilty earlier to 20 charges, the bulk of which were for cheating. The remaining 80 charges were taken into consideration for his sentence. Yap committed the offences between August and October last year after becoming acquainted

  • PHOTOS: Northstar counter-terrorism exercise held at Changi Airport
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    PHOTOS: Northstar counter-terrorism exercise held at Changi Airport

    A large-scale counter-terrorism drill was staged at Changi Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday (17 October) in what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said was a “very realistic scenario” for the exercise . This is the first time the exercise has been conducted at Changi Airport. During the drill, simulations

  • School fees for PRs, international students to go up each year for next 3 years: MOE
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    School fees for PRs, international students to go up each year for next 3 years: MOE

    School fees for Singapore permanent residents (PRs) and international students will go up for those in government and government-aided schools each year for three years, from 2018 to 2020, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (17 October). The monthly fees will increase by between S$25 and

  • Counter-terrorism exercise at Changi Airport a 'realistic scenario': PM Lee
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    Counter-terrorism exercise at Changi Airport a 'realistic scenario': PM Lee

    A large-scale counter-terrorism drill was staged at Changi Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday (17 October) in what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said was a “very realistic scenario” for the exercise. This is the first time the exercise has been conducted at Changi Airport.

  • SMRT maintenance team at Bishan 'failed us' during NSL disruption: Khaw Boon Wan
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    SMRT maintenance team at Bishan 'failed us' during NSL disruption: Khaw Boon Wan

    Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan lambasted the SMRT personnel in charge of anti-flooding measures at Bishan MRT, even as he apologised for the massive North-South Line disruption earlier this month that affected some 250,000 commuters. It is so simple that it should not have happened…yin gou li fan

  • Hotel guest pleads guilty to molesting chambermaid
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    Hotel guest pleads guilty to molesting chambermaid

    After his wife left a hotel room, the man made advances on the hotel chambermaid who was cleaning his toilet and later grabbed her breast. Masud Muhammad Ataul, 66, a Bengali who came to Singapore on a social visit pass for medical treatment, was a guest at the hotel room when the woman, then 31, entered

  • Man fined $2,000 for allowing rented flat to be used as brothel
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    Man fined $2,000 for allowing rented flat to be used as brothel

    A man was fined $2,000 in the State Courts on Monday (16 October) for letting prostitutes operate in his rented flat. Lau Syen Chao, a 31-year-old Malaysian, pleaded guilty to one count under the Women’s Charter for allowing a place to be used as a brothel. The court heard that Lau, a fruit stall operator

  • SMRT apologises for North-South line disruption in October, resolves to do better
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    SMRT apologises for North-South line disruption in October, resolves to do better

    SMRT’s top management apologises for the 7-8 Oct 2017 disruption on the North-South Line at a media briefing on 16 October 2017 at Bishan Depot. Train operator SMRT apologised to members of the public on Monday (16 October) for the breakdown on the North-South Line earlier this month, saying that it

  • Retiree gets two years' jail for stabbing wife to death, prosecution to appeal
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    Retiree gets two years' jail for stabbing wife to death, prosecution to appeal

    A retiree who stabbed his wife to death in their flat was given two years’ jail in the High Court on Monday (16 October) as the presiding judge took into account the man’s mental state for sentencing. The prosecution had sought a nine-year jail term for Kong Peng Yee, 69, while the defence asked for

  • How to be a stay-at-home parent and not lose your mind
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    How to be a stay-at-home parent and not lose your mind

    One of the biggest challenges many parents face today is juggling work and family. For us, the tough decision was whether it would be better for one of us to stay home and care for the kids instead of going to work. In our family, Mummy has been on both ends of the spectrum – as a working mum with one

  • Woman jailed 6 weeks for stabbing cheating husband
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    Woman jailed 6 weeks for stabbing cheating husband

    A woman was jailed six weeks on Monday (16 October) for stabbing her husband, whom she had heard talking to his lover while the couple were in their bedroom. Nur Fairuzana Binte Ahmad, 30, who pleaded guilty to one charge of voluntarily causing hurt last month, had stabbed her husband of 14 years in

  • COMMENT: Singapore media executives fumble retrenchments  
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    COMMENT: Singapore media executives fumble retrenchments  

    After days of speculation, the axe finally fell on Thursday (12 October) as Singapore Press Holdings, under a new CEO, accelerated the process of cutting a tenth of its work force. Two weeks ago, 40 people lost their jobs as Today bit the bullet and went fully digital, surrendering the print market

  • Downtown Line 3 open house marred by train service disruption
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    Downtown Line 3 open house marred by train service disruption

    Sunday's (15 October) open house event for the new Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) went slightly off track due to a "train fault" that led to services being disrupted. At around 12.30pm, a track fault was announced in trains and commuters were requested to disembark at the Ubi station, said media

  • Man jailed six weeks for stealing beer products and Magnum ice cream
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    Man jailed six weeks for stealing beer products and Magnum ice cream

    A man who stole beer products and a Magnum ice cream was jailed for six weeks on Friday (13 October).

  • Man who ran errands for pimp for $10 a day jailed two weeks
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    Man who ran errands for pimp for $10 a day jailed two weeks

    For just $10 a day, he agreed to be a runner for a pimp and collect earning from prostitutes operating out of HDB flats. The last time he did so, he was caught in a police raid.

  • Man arrested for stealing undergarment in Bedok Reservoir
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    Man arrested for stealing undergarment in Bedok Reservoir

    A 26-year-old man has been arrested for stealing undergarment in the Bedok Reservoir estate.

  • More than 11,000 units of sexual enhancement drugs seized in Tuas
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    More than 11,000 units of sexual enhancement drugs seized in Tuas

    Customs officers have seized some 11,033 units of sexual enhancement drugs with an estimated street value of $178,000. The contraband was discovered by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers on Monday (9 October) afternoon when they conducted checks on a 40-footer container at a warehouse

  • SPH news aggregator site AsiaOne to close down
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    SPH news aggregator site AsiaOne to close down

    More than two decades after it was launched, and just months after it comprehensively revamped its website, news and lifestyle aggregator AsiaOne is expected to shut down as early as next month.

  • Seven Myanmar nationals jailed 12 months for rioting at Peninsula Plaza
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    Seven Myanmar nationals jailed 12 months for rioting at Peninsula Plaza

    Seven Myanmar nationals were sentenced to 12 months’ jail for rioting after they got into a fight with three fellow countrymen over cigarettes at Peninsula Plaza. The court heard on Friday (13 October) that on 4 June this year, Cung San Eng, 26, Tluang Uk, 39, Ronal, 30, Lal Tha Siama, 25, Thaung Sun

  • COMMENT: A clear line between jokes and sexual harassment must be drawn
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    COMMENT: A clear line between jokes and sexual harassment must be drawn

    Netizens have made demeaning remarks about a former Channel NewsAsia producer for calling out her colleague for his sexist remarks. When Channel NewsAsia producer Juwon Park published the sexist and degrading comments made to her by a co-worker on her Facebook page recently, many online commenters responded

  • How athletes can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest
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    How athletes can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest

    It is always sad and shocking to hear the tragic news of relatively young athletes passing away unexpectedly while competing in endurance events. Dr Leslie Tay, Interventional Cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, shares some insights into what causes cardiac arrest, and what are some of the ways

  • Infant and three others injured in fire caused by overnight charging of e-bike
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    Infant and three others injured in fire caused by overnight charging of e-bike

    A fire that was caused by overnight charging of an electric bicycle occurred on the second floor of an HDB block in Bukit Batok, injuring an infant and three other residents. In a post on its Facebook page on Thursday (12 October), the Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it was alerted to the fire

  • Man jailed 4 months over plot to steal, sell cough mixture
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    Man jailed 4 months over plot to steal, sell cough mixture

    Sensing an opportunity after his then-girlfriend told him she needed money, Yap Kailshen hatched a plan to steal at least 684 bottles of cough mixture from the clinic where she worked and sell them on the black market.