The Singaporean woman who was abducted from a Manila casino and held captive for 4 days reportedly borrowed S$15,500 from her kidnappers, lost it all at the gambling table, then tried to borrow another S$15,500 before she was kidnapped by them. According to Manila police, 48-year-old Wu Yan was gambling at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila’s Pasay City when she was approached by a group of...

Jeanne Ten, the ex-NUS post-grad student who appealed for help in her legal battle against the school, has hit her target of S$5000 in donations thanks to generous donors. Writing on her blog, Ten accused NUS of expelling her unfairly and refusing to award her with her Master’s Degree even though she had passed. She has since removed the blog posts (which you read here), after a threat by NUS. Said...

We don’t know what type of home Cheah Wenjie lives in, but we do know that clearly not happy with the HDB calling flat-dwellers “homeowners”. Writing direct to state media agency The Straits Times (which must be commended for having the balls for run this despite long being criticised as a gahmen mouthpiece), he slammed the HDB for causing serious and damaging misunderstandings when...

Rajkumar Padmanthan was charged today for corruption relating to his involvement in contracts awarded when he was working in the RSAF as an engineer. He is accused of awarding aircraft and maintenance contracts worth around S$1.76 million to companies he was involved with. One of the firms is Goodwill Aviations System, which he owned and controlled. He recommended GAS as a contractor to perform aircraft...

We’re always for health advisories to inform the public not to do things that will get them into serious trouble. Serious trouble, like this Norwegian man, Claus Jorstad, who got his marbles trapped when he used this Ikea stool to take a shower. Said Claus in a Facebook post: “Once I got home, I put my new piece of furniture in the shower and got in, this time without clothes. I calmly sat down...

Pro-PAP Facebook page, Fabrications About the PAP, has taken a cheap shot at Lee Hsien Yang’s son, Li Shengwu. The people behind the page pounced on a comment that Li made in private, twisted its meaning, then attempted to paint Li as out to attack Singaporeans at large (pictured above). Captioning the picture, FAP wrote: “’Ye Ye – We will try to make you proud.’ This is how Shengwu does...

48-year-old Singaporean Wu Yan has been rescued after being held captive by a Chinese syndicate for close to 4 days in the Philippines. During this time, she was reportedly beaten when speaking to her family. Wu had been gambling at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila’s Pasay City when she was approached by a group of strangers. Investigations revealed that they had been tailing her for 3 days...

A former NUS Master’s student is appealing for donations in her legal battle with the university. Local young lady Jeanne Ten said that her candidature as a MA student was unfairly terminated, and as a result she couldn’t get her degree even though she had passed her thesis. The incident started in 2005, after she had completed her thesis. Ten alleges that: -The professor who was acting as...

A case of “ownself contradict ownself”? The HDB has said in a reply to a Straits Times forum contributor that it does not use the term “tenant” to refer to those who have bought a flat. But legal documents prove otherwise. A Mr Larry Leong had written a letter to the ST forum asking why is he required to pay property tax when he is a “tenant”. He said in his letter: “While...

The 40-m tall heritage Tembusu tree at the Botanic Gardens that collapsed and killed an Indian National in February toppled because its trunk broke. In his statement before the Coroner’s Court, arborist Derek Yap said that the decay at the point where the trunk broke was 70 percent. That point was at 2 metres above ground. Yap told the court that he gathered information from Google Maps in 2014...

All it takes is one weak link for the whole damn chain to snap. In its push towards becoming a Smart Nation, Singapore has blocked civil servants from using the internet on official computers, fearing potential leaks from work e-mail and shared documents. And then NParks comes along. In its latest audit report on government agencies, the Auditor-General’s Office found lapses in NParks’ management...

The Singapore Sports Council was caught with its pants down when asked to account for S$835,500 worth of sponsored mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras and smartwatches. A test check by the Auditor-General’s Office on the records of 2790 of the devices found that 1396 of them could not be accounted for. The 1396 devices were worth between S$148 and S$948 per unit. All of the devices were given...

The latest Auditor-General’s Report has stated that a complaint was filed against the Economic Development alleging preferential treatment. Considering the issue a lapse in procurement, the AGO said that in a tender for the supply and implementation of a records management system of contract value S$1.49 million, the EDB didn’t provide the same arrangement to 2 tenderers. The two firms...

The Auditor-General’s Office has found discrepancies in the Ministry of Health’s financial transactions. More specifically, that has to do with S$4.08 million that was paid to “supervisory staff” without making sure they were needed. The AGO found that approval for the S$4.08 million spent was either not obtained, obtained from the wrong authority, or sought only after work had started. The...