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Following an argument with an ang moh over a parking lot, this 35-year-old man was punched, leaving him with a bloodied face and broken glasses. Mr Yak says he was waiting for a parking lot at East Coast Park when a silver-coloured car that was travelling against the flow of traffic stopped in front of the space he was waiting for. Mr Yak said that at that moment, he had turned on his hazard lights. He...

This Tekka Market butcher tried to save money and save customers long waiting time by renting the stall next to his current one to put fridges meant for storing pork. For that, he’s received a warning letter from the National Environment Agency, with the threat of further action. Pork seller Mr Chen currently pays S$300 a month to rent his stall, and an additional S$350 to rent a space at Tekka...

Tragedy struck at Block 743 Woodlands Circle yesterday (1 June). Residents in the vicinity witnessed a man plunge to his death from the 9th floor of the HDB flat. He landed at a playground near the block. Some tried to give him CPR, but the 48-year-old couldn’t be saved. The incident happened at about 6.43am. An even greater shock came just an hour and a half later. A 48-year-old woman, said...

Police have shot and killed one person and arrested two others, after they tried to flee from a roadblock. Following a search of the vehicle, officers found a “white, powdery substance” that is believed to be a controlled drug on one of the passengers. One of the passengers is also wanted for several offences, say police. The incident happened near Shangri-La hotel this morning (31 May),...

For more than 7 months, residents of Parkland Residences took it upon themselves to clean the common areas of the estate. What’s worse, residents continued to pay their service and conservancy charges during this time. The standstill was recently resolved. But residents have been left wondering about the S&CC that they’ve paid during this time. The Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS)...

A group of local models have tabled a number of accusations at WoW International Group boss Jaycen Lim, aka Jay Lim. Amongst them – molest,  withholding their salaries, and pushing them to do nude photo shoots. One model spoke of how the modelling agency head honcho took the chance to touch her breasts while taking her measurements, and eventually didn’t offer her a job. Lim’s “conniving”...

Despite turning down the MND’s application for court-appointed accountants to check on AHPETC’s finances, the court condemned AHPETC and its officers for the state of the town council’s accounts. Justice Quentin Loh said that there are “grave and serious” questions that have been raised about the state of AHPETC’s accounts. “I can only say it is a travesty...

With sentencing just a week away (2 June)  enfant terrible Amos Yee appears bent on more destruction – to himself. And, he has embarrassed prosecutors, who recommended a relatively more lenient probation, compared to reformative training. That looks set to change. Yee has once again posted his controversial video attacking the late Lee Kuan Yew and Christians, prompting prosecutors to demand...

Death and destruction looked imminent, had the ISD not stepped in to prevent the first known self-radicalised Singaporean to harbour the intention to carry out violent attacks in Singapore from executing his dastardly plans. This time, the Internal Security Act has been used more as a shield than a sword. And what a shield – from two would-be terrorists in the making! Arrested in April this...

The Court will not appoint independent accountants to check on the finances of Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council. It rejected the Ministry of National Development’s application, saying there is no legal basis for the challenge. The MND had wanted independent accountants to sign off on AHPETC payments of over S$20,000 before it would release some S$14 million in government grants the...

GUAN: Rigour – that’s the name of the game when it comes to Singapore’s education system. And of course, excellence. Then this fella – an Indonesian doctorate student who can’t even speak English. How did he get into the National University of Singapore? By what merit? Mega bucks? Oh yeah, he’s now a convicted molester. Because he rubbed his groin against  a 20-year-old...

A 42-year-old cobbler and a 13-year-old Secondary One schoolgirl chat. Two weeks later, they’re having sex. Next thing you know, they’re making love in his home and even an ancestral temple in Commonwealth! That’s pretty speedy, even for speed-dating. Cobbler Terence Ng Kean Ming first noticed the schoolgirl when she would loiter around his makeshift stall outside Commonwealth MRT. That...

Loud sex – loud enough to cheese off neighbours. One couple staying at Block 533 Bukit Batok Street 51 has incensed neighbours with their noise levels after moving in just 9 months ago. Besides the sex sounds, the pair have been accused of quarrelling loudly, slamming doors loudly, and even throwing furniture loudly. Apparently everything they do is pretty loud. One neighbour from the 5th floor...

Singapore Airlines Flight 836 was headed for Beijing, when both its engines lost power mid-flight! At that time, the plane was cruising at 39,000 feet. The plane lost power and fell 13,000 feet before pilots were able to restart the engines. The Airbus 330 jet landed safely in Shanghai an hour and a half later. SIA says the “temporary loss of power” was due to bad weather. No injuries...