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Police say the 3 men they arrested at a Thaipusam procession on Tuesday (3 Feb) smelt of alcohol and shouted vulgarities at officers at scene. They also accuse one man of assaulting a police officer. Conflicting reports abound over why police were called to intervene when a group of men people refused to stop playing drums during the procession at Serangoon Road. The police account states that police...

A former National University of Singapore scholar has slammed the Singapore government for what he considers a failed ASEAN Scholarship programme. Better known for his sex-blogging antics, Alvin Tan took to Facebook to criticise the Ministry of Education for squandering huge amounts of money in its “aggressive” attempts to recruit and hand out scholarships to foreigners, at the expense...

Tan Kin Lian has apologised for his comments about boarding a bus in Singapore and finding himself in “Mumbai”. Many had found the comments on Facebook racist, but there were also others who defended Mr Tan. But in a further scathing attack on his critics, Mr Tan also added that his apology isn’t extended to “ib dogs, racists, rude people and foreigners who think they own Singapore”. In...

When cabbies say they’re gonna go Grand Theft Auto on your ass, you better take that warning seriously. One supposedly drunk cabby did just that in the KPE tunnel, swearing, throwing cans, swerving in and out of lanes, and trying to run down a motorcyclist and crash his taxi into other cars. Police are investigating the incident that happened on Sunday evening (1 Feb). One motorist who happened...

Former National Solidarity Party Chief Goh Meng Seng has announced his decision to contest in the next Singapore General Election. He said it’s a DEFINITE yes, after receiving clearance from his home affairs minister, aka the wife, in this posting on Facebook: “For many friends who are very concerned about my political path ahead and keep asking me this question: Are you coming back to...

Lawyer and human rights activist M Ravi declared that he wants to be Singapore’s Prime Minister one day, as he announced his decision to contest in the next General Election. Mr Ravi said he will contest in Ang Mo Kio GRC as an independent candidate, and has set aside S$1 million for his campaign. At the Fullerton Bay Hotel yesterday (2 Feb), the media hung on to Mr Ravi’s every word –...

This screenshot has been circulating the Internet since last night. The photo’s caption was written by former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian on his Facebook page, and was immediately shared by concerned Singaporeans angered by the inappropriate comment. But comments from fellow Singaporeans left on his Facebook page showed similar racist strands, some becoming very provocative. Some have noted...

Singaporeans need spurs stuck in their hides, and possibly a boot up their bottoms. But for one wandering, barefooted boy, all he needed was a pair of shoes. And this he received when a pair of students stumbled upon him. The students who chanced upon the boy were from Edgefield Secondary School, according to Zen Ginji, who uploaded this picture on Facebook. He said one of the students gave the boy...

If we don’t stop over-liberal immigration policies, Singapore will be over-crowded and everyone, including foreigners here, will suffer. That was the key message at today’s 6.9m Population White Paper protest at Speaker’s Corner. About 200 people attended the protest, a far cry from the estimated 4000 people that thronged the first ever Population White Paper protest in 2013. Speakers...

The man involved in the Yuan Ching Road deaths on Friday morning had apparently sent an e-mail to the media detailing his grievances with his wife and the couple’s maid. The e-mail had the subject header “Jurong Murder” and a headline “Final Note”. It was sent to various newsrooms which received it at 8.11am. Police received a call for help at Park View Mansion at 7.56am....

Singapore residents have expressed concern and worry over the Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) which frontline officers from the Singapore Police Force have started wearing. The public will know their interaction with the police is being recorded by a blinking red light on the camera which indicates it is in recording mode. This body camera trial has begun with officers from Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood...

Why book an economy class seat, than apply some social media arm-twisting to force an airline to upgrade you to a much more expensive seat in business class? That’s what one angry ang moh has been doing  to Singapore Airlines, apparently for some time now. His “I’m too long for this seat” excuse didn’t sit well with SIA which has repeatedly turned down his request. Redwire...

Lawyer Tan Lam Siong has been elected secretary-general of the National Solidarity Party (NSP). The 53-year-old will replace lawyer, Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss, who had been the NSP’s secretary-general since October 2013. She contested the Mountbatten single-seat ward in the 2011 General Election and lost to Mr Lim Biow Chuan of the People’s Action Party (PAP), garnering 41.4 per cent of...

A teen who was accused of abetting the rooftop vandalism of a Toa Payoh Housing Board block was ordered to undergo 15 months’ probation on Monday. David William Graaskov, 18, had pleaded guilty to three of six charges – theft of four spray cans as well as criminal trespass at Marina Bay Suites and a construction site in Balestier. Four of his alleged accomplices – Boaz Koh Wen Jie,...