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The couple who bullied an ah pek at a hawker centre in Toa Payoh Lorong 8 in in April have been charged in court. 45-year-old Chow Chuin Yee, who barged into the 76-year-old ah pek from behind, was charged with using criminal force. 38-year-old Tay Puay Leng was charged with intent to cause alarm, after she was caught scolding the ah pek using vulgar language.   This video of the couple’s...

In 2 Facebook posts early this morning, Lee Wei Ling said she and her brother Hsien Yang would never have taken their feud with eldest brother PM Lee Hsien Loong public if it was merely a family squabble. She also fired this warning to the public: “If PM can misuse his official power to abuse his siblings who can fight back, what else can he do to ordinary citizens.” Amongst various claims in...

The Myanmar maid who committed suicide on Monday could have done so because of abusive labour conditions. A note which was allegedly penned by the woman, whose identity has been confirmed by the Myanmar embassy as Ma Zin Mar Oo, has surfaced. She was working for an Indian family at The Interlance condominium for the last 8 months. The note which is addressed to someone the 25-year-old maid termed...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has responded to the statement issued earlier this morning by his siblings Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang. The Lee siblings had accused him of abuse of power, nepotism, and trying to preserve Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Rd house against the late Lee’s wishes so that he could use the late Lee’s legacy to increase his popularity. PM Lee has rubbished the...

Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang took to Facebook earlier this morning to attack their elder brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In a public statement titled “What has happened to Lee Kuan Yew’s values?” they accused him of nepotism and abusing his powers as prime minister. The heart of the matter lies with the Oxley Rd house owned by their father, the late Lee Kuan Yew. (Lee...

A Malaysian woman who was coming to Singapore to find work befriended a Singaporean man on Facebook. Not knowing that that relationship would come back to haunt her. Then 20 years old, the woman received a Facebook friend request from Yap Jun Cheng which she accepted. At the time, Yap was 22 years old and was a fulltime SCDF national serviceman. The pair chatted online but never met in person. When...

The sale of a motorcycle soured ties between friends and led one to send debt collectors to the others home demanding money! Tan, whose family is now being harassed by those debt collectors said that 3 years ago he “bought” a motorcycle from his friend, Zhuo. The 28-year-old said that their agreement went like this – he would be allowed to use the motorcycle and pay the monthly loan instalments...

A maid from Myanmar jumped from the 19th floor of The Interlace condominium at around 7pm yesterday. This is video footage of the jump. Viewer discretion is advised.   The maid’s identity has been confirmed as Ma Zin Mar Oo by the Myanmar embassy. Myanmar media reports that she had been working for an Indian family for the past 8 months. Before her fatal leap, a woman chatted with the...

A Chinese man was crushed to death by a trailer in Geylang yesterday at around 7pm. The 59-year-old uncle was riding an e-bicycle along Geylang Lorong 13, when he collided with a trailer at the junction of Sims Drive. He was reportedly crushed under the wheels of the truck and killed. Said an eyewitness: “The rider was lying on the ground and looked like he suffered head injuries. Many people went...

Chilling, because she seemed just like any other Singaporean on the street. Yet, it appears that Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari wanted to be a “martyr’s widow” for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The 22-year-old was detained under the Internal Security Act earlier this month for radicalism. She’s the first female to be detained in Singapore for pro-ISIS activities. At...

Furious that his car was side-swiped by a public bus, this Angry Driver decided that violence was the best solution. Obviously it wasn’t and he has been sentenced to 5 months jail for his act of road rage. The incident took place on 3 April this year at about 4.40pm. Angry Driver was driving along the AYE and the bus carrying 65 passengers was in the lane on his left. At that time, a car cut in...

Mdm Tan works at Changi Airport, and says she has had her fair share of taxi drivers scolding her for cabbing from the airport to her home in Pasir Ris. The 60-year-old says she has been scolded by many taxi drivers, but this latest incident was just hair-raising. Over the weekend, Mdm Tan took a cab home at around 9am after her night shift. Upon informing the cabby of her destination, she said the...

22-year-old Dominic Lee jumped out a moving taxi at around 4am along Bedok Reservoir Road on Saturday (10 Jun). At the time, he was reportedly with a female colleague in the cab. Lee died from his injuries despite being sent to hospital. His 25-year-old sister is now asking his female colleague for answers as to what happened that prompted Lee to make that leap. She said that so far the family hasn’t...

35-year-old manager Ms Lin wanted a trimmer waist, so she visited a beauty and wellness centre. What she didn’t expect was a slimming treatment that would pierce a hole in her small intestine, requiring emergency medical attention and a lasting 20cm scar on her abdomen. Ms Lin said she visited the beauty centre in September last year. The doctor there did a cursory check on her and told her she...