Soh Rui Yong is a marathoner who has won the gold 2 times now at the SEA Games. But you may know him better as “that dude who refused to give Singapore Athletics part of his award money”. But the problem, according to Soh, isn’t about parting with the money – S$2000 out of his S$10,000 award cash. Rather, it’s about who the money goes to. Under the Singapore National Olympic Council’s...

He’s just 19-year-old, but this teen managed to scam some 50 people into thinking he was a Singapore Airlines pilot and take advantage of them. He even carried an ID that identified him as a “First Officer” with SIA – a co-pilot who is second-in-command of an aircraft. The teen carried out his crime spree in Hong Kong. He joined a whatsapp group and began to call his victims to meet so he...

64-year-old retiree Mr Tan has been living with a leaking toilet ceiling problem for the past 5 years. About a year ago, the problem worsened – the toilet roof leak damaged his cabinets and constantly causes his instant water heater to trip the power supply. Also, he has to lay out containers to collect water leaking from an overhead pipe. Mr Tan made a complaint with the HDB and officers gave him...

Almost every day  between November and February this year, Tay Boon Keh swopped the luggage tags of bags at Changi Airport where he worked as a baggage handler. As a result, travellers would get a rude shock to find their bags missing because they were sent to a different destination (and maybe even halfway across the world from them). Tay, who is representing himself in court, has been charged with...

They lied that he forced them to touch them inappropriately, likely because they were criticised and treated sternly by him. The court today acquitted a 40-year-old former teacher of 3 charges under the Children and Young Persons Act after ruling that his “victims” had worked together to make false allegations against him. The “victims” were 2 boys age 13 and 14 years old respectively in 2012...

The 335 passengers and crew on board the midnight Scoot flight TR202 to Taiwan yesterday must be thanking their lucky stars that they are safe and sound. This, following the 15 minutes of terror that took place when the plane was about to land at Taipei’s Taoyuan airport. As the plane was about to land, it suddenly went into a steep climb which left many passengers worried for their safety. One...

How badly has the taxi industry and taxi drivers been hit by the advent of private-hire drivers? Yesterday, a simple issue of “park wrong place” turned into a “queue-cutting misunderstanding” which saw 2 taxi uncles almost come to blows! The incident took place at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at about 9.45am. A 57-year-old uncle who was one of the taxi drivers involved said that he went to the...

The Workers’ Party has re-filed its motion in parliament regarding the reserved election. It hopes to discuss the issue, “Counting from President Wee Kim Wee or President Ong Teng Cheong for Reserved Presidential Election – Policy Decision or Legal Question?” when parliament convenes next on Mon, 2 Oct. WP chairman Sylvia Lim had intended to raise a debate on that issue in parliament...

Less than a week has passed since she was sworn in, but one property agent is already taking advantage of new president Halimah Yacob’s newfound fame to sell a HDB flat in Yishun. Then again, he must be pretty desperate considering Yishun’s reputation as Siao Lang Town. The property agent, 35-year-old Lawrence Ng from ERA Singapore, advertised the flat as being “one floor below” President...

A huge shock for Grab driver Tee Wei Xian yesterday. The 35-year-old was driving along Tiong Bahru Rd yesterday when the car he was in almost got smashed by a white Toyota Harrier travelling on the opposite site of the road. The incident took place at about 5.30pm. It was raining at the time when Tee noticed that a car driving in the left-most lane on the opposite side of the veered towards him, cutting...

Some shop-owners along Orchard Rd are furious that maids are stealing their business by setting up illegal roadside stalls. These maids reportedly set up their stalls in the Lucky Plaza area, selling clothes and bags, and services such as haircuts and manicures/pedicures. Some Lucky Plaza shop-owners say that business is down because the maids undercut their prices by up to 50 percent. They complain...

A 54-year-old uncle was hit by a car while attempting to cross the road. Except, this wasn’t just any road but the damn Pan-Island Expressway! The uncle had tried to walk across the PIE towards Tuas, before the Thomson exit. He allegedly walked across 2 lanes before he was hit by a yellow Suzuki Swift driven by a “Glendolph Chua”. Commenting on the incident, Glendolph said: “On 16/09/2017,...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock arrived at today’s reserved election protest to shouts of “Our President”, “President Tan” and “Mr President” from the crowd. Hordes of supporters crowded around him, and that group hardly dwindled as he shook hands and happily posed for pictures for the one hour that he was at Hong Lim Park. The reception Dr Tan was given by the 2000-strong crowd was almost fit for...

“What happened over the last one and a half years and culminating on Wednesday and on Monday when the walkover was announced amounted to a massacre of our democracy.” Former National Solidarity Party chief Lim Tean has condemned the PAP-led government’s move to change the Constitution to turn PE2017 into a reserved-for-Malays-candidates-only election. Speaking this evening at the protest against...