• Second man jailed over robbery of jewellery wholesaler
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    Second man jailed over robbery of jewellery wholesaler

    A man who hit a jewellery wholesaler with a wooden stick while an accomplice robbed the victim of more than $43,000 in cash and jewellery was on Wednesday (22 November) jailed for his role in the crime. Singaporean Srinath Bari, 53, was jailed four years after pleading guilty to one count of robbery

  • Foreign worker who acted as unlicensed employment agent fined $30,000
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    Foreign worker who acted as unlicensed employment agent fined $30,000

    A 36-year-old Bangladeshi foreign worker was been fined $30,000 on Tuesday (21 November)  for conducting employment agency (EA) activities without a valid EA licence. According to a news release from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Roy Tapon Kumar pleaded guilty to one charge under Section 6(2) of the

  • Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng jailed 1 week for drink driving
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    Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng jailed 1 week for drink driving

    The founder Zouk nightclub was sentenced to one week's jail on Wednesday (22 November) for drink driving. Ching Ling Ka, also known as Lincoln Cheng, was also disqualified from driving for three years. The 70-year-old had pleaded guilty to one charge of drink-driving. Another similar charge was

  • Driverless buses, shuttles to be tested in 3 towns from 2022
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    Driverless buses, shuttles to be tested in 3 towns from 2022

    From 2022, autonomous buses and shuttles will be tested in three new Singapore towns as part of the government's Smart Nation drive. The trio of towns in Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation District will see the Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) initially deployed on less crowded roads during off-peak

  • Wild boar shot, euthanised after 'rampaging' and posing danger: police
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    Wild boar shot, euthanised after 'rampaging' and posing danger: police

    A wild boar was shot by police on Punggol West Flyover on 21 November 2017. A wild boar was shot by police on Tuesday (21 Nov) after it went “rampaging”, and was subsequently euthanised by animal welfare group ACRES, police said. The boar had been injured in an accident with a car on Punggol West Flyover

  • Man pleads guilty to molesting 12-year-old neighbour in lift and bus
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    Man pleads guilty to molesting 12-year-old neighbour in lift and bus

    The man then grabbed the boy’s crotch over his school shorts and squeezed lightly until the lift reached the 16th floor. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Amanda Chong said that the boy felt scared in the lift but could not leave as the man was blocking his path.

  • Joo Koon train collision: Could train driver have stopped in 10 seconds?
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    Joo Koon train collision: Could train driver have stopped in 10 seconds?

    The driver of an MRT train that collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon station did not have sufficient time to "react and respond", and the incident was not down to human error, said top officials from rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority on Tuesday (21 November). With

  • Two Myanmar nationals plead guilty over attempted abduction
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    Two Myanmar nationals plead guilty over attempted abduction

    Two Myanmar nationals who had planned to kidnap and murder a fellow countryman pleaded guilty to charges of attempted abduction at the State Courts on Tuesday (21 November). Phyo Min Naing, 34, and Zaw Min Hlaing, 40 were part of a group of four, all Myanmar nationals, who tried to kidnap Aye Maung Maung

  • Reduced service hours at 19 MRT stations in December to help speed up re-signalling works
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    Reduced service hours at 19 MRT stations in December to help speed up re-signalling works

    From 8 December, almost 20 stations on the North-South and East-West Lines will see their operating hours reduced in a bid to accelerate re-signalling works on the East-West Line (EWL). The move was announced by Land Transport Authority chief executive Ngian Hoon Ping on Tuesday (21 November) in the

  • LTA chief explains shortened service hours at some MRT stations
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    LTA chief explains shortened service hours at some MRT stations

    Addressing reporters on Tuesday, 21 November, Land Transport Authority chief executive Ngian Hoon Ping explains why it is necessary to shorten service hours on certain stretches of the North-South and East-West Lines.

  • Signalling system supplier Thales apologises for Joo Koon train collision
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    Signalling system supplier Thales apologises for Joo Koon train collision

    Thales, the French conglomerate supplying the new signalling system for the North-South and East-West MRT lines, has taken “full responsibility” for its part in last Wednesday’s (15 November) train collision at Joo Koon station that injured 38 people.

  • Lightning 'affected trackside equipment', did not hit train near Bedok station: SMRT
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    Lightning 'affected trackside equipment', did not hit train near Bedok station: SMRT

    Lightning did not strike the westbound train that stalled near Bedok MRT station on Monday (20 November) afternoon but "affected trackside equipment" instead, said SMRT on Tuesday. This was the conclusion arrived at following investigations conducted by the rail operator's engineers, said

  • Trial begins for ex-coach accused of sexually abusing teenage girl
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    Trial begins for ex-coach accused of sexually abusing teenage girl

    Roger Yue Jr later invited the then 13-year-old girl to join his competitive team and even asked her to help coach teams from other schools. The 59-year-old now faces seven charges for sexual offences committed against the girl.

  • Local firms taught how to spot home-made explosives, potential terror threats
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    Local firms taught how to spot home-made explosives, potential terror threats

    Household items that can be used to make Home Made Explosives (HME). The items were displayed as part of a workshop organised by Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) about the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices. Innocuous items such as fertilisers, nail polish remover and even pepper

  • 'Lightning strike' near Bedok MRT, train captain warded at CGH
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    'Lightning strike' near Bedok MRT, train captain warded at CGH

    One person has been conveyed to Changi General Hospital (CGH), after an MRT train was reportedly struck by lightning at Tanah Merah MRT station on Monday (20 November).

  • Auditor jailed 10 weeks for taking upskirt videos at MRT stations
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    Auditor jailed 10 weeks for taking upskirt videos at MRT stations

    For nearly two months, he preyed on unsuspecting women at MRT stations, filming upskirt videos of them when they used the escalator. At the State Courts on Monday (20 November), Matthew Lee Hui Guan, 27, was jailed 10 weeks and fined $500 after pleading guilty to five charges of insulting a woman’s modesty

  • Man who broke into woman's home, raped her gets 21 years' jail, 18 strokes
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    Man who broke into woman's home, raped her gets 21 years' jail, 18 strokes

    He had broken into the second floor of a shophouse looking to steal valuables but when he spotted a woman asleep in the unit, he decided to rape her as well. As a result of Muhammad Sutarno Nasir's actions, the 27-year-old victim's wedding that had been scheduled for July this year was called

  • Former army regular jailed for repeatedly abusing maid
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    Former army regular jailed for repeatedly abusing maid

    A maid abuser who was caught when an alert police officer heard her apologising to her domestic helper in Tamil, has been jailed for four months and three weeks. Last September, retired warrant officer K. Rajakumari, 56, was convicted on five charges of voluntarily causing hurt to her helper Sargunam

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    Ushering in the festive season with Christmas kids shows

    The Christmas season is nearly upon us and we are really feeling the spirit as we walk in the malls and see all the decorations already set up. When this time of the year rolls around, kids certainly get excited by all the decorations and lights going up across the island – our 22-month-old (nicknamed

  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says higher taxes inevitable: reports
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    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says higher taxes inevitable: reports

    PM Lee says higher taxes are inevitable. It is a matter of time before taxes will be raised in Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the government will explain “well before the time comes” what the money will be used for. Speaking at the People’s Action Party (PAP) convention

  • Man arrested for allegedly throwing pebbles out of moving vehicle, breaking windscreens
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    Man arrested for allegedly throwing pebbles out of moving vehicle, breaking windscreens

    A man allegedly broke the windshields of two cars by throwing pebbles at them. A 61-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly tossing pebbles out of his moving vehicle and breaking the windscreens of other cars. Two vehicle owners had made police reports on 16 Nov between 10pm and about 11.20pm

  • No MRT service between Joo Koon and Gul Circle stations
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    No MRT service between Joo Koon and Gul Circle stations

    There is still no MRT train service between Joo Koon and Gul Circle stations, SMRT tweeted early Monday morning (20 November), even as trains between Gul Circle and Tuas Link have resumed. The rail operator said there would be no train service between Joo Koon and Gul Circle as its “engineers conduct

  • Maserati driver charged over hit-and-run that injured Traffic Police officer
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    Maserati driver charged over hit-and-run that injured Traffic Police officer

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged over a hit-and-run incident in Bedok on Friday (17 November) that injured an on-duty Traffic Police (TP) officer. Lee Cheng Yan was charged with committing a rash act that caused grievous hurt at the State Courts on Saturday morning. 

  • Security officer pleads guilty to punching colleague, who later died, over an argument
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    Security officer pleads guilty to punching colleague, who later died, over an argument

    During the argument, Thomas punched Singh multiple times, and also shoved him to the ground. Singh was later found dead the next morning. On Friday (17 November) at the State Courts, Thomas pleaded guilty to one charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt. The court heard that Thomas and Singh, both

  • Man who filmed unsuspecting men in intimate acts in public toilets pleads guilty
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    Man who filmed unsuspecting men in intimate acts in public toilets pleads guilty

    On some occasions, Colin Teo Han Jern, 27, also took photos of his victims defecating or wiping their private parts. Most of the crimes were committed in Paragon or The Cathay. Teo would enter a cubicle and place his mobile phone over the partition to capture his victims in the adjacent cubicles.