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He’s not an MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC – he’s a grassroots adviser. Zaqy Mohamad was put flown in by the PAP as a stop-gap measure to replace President Halimah Yacob who resigned from her MP position to run for president. Still, he is not possibly the first grassroots advisor in recent times to get his own giant banner in Marsiling-Yew Tee. And, he’s also listed on the Marsiling-Yew...

When a cleaner aunty at Bras Basah Complex saw a locked cubicle in the women’s toilet on the 4th floor yesterday evening and received no response despite knocking on the door repeatedly, she sensed that something was wrong. Peeking through the gap between the cubicle door and the floor, she saw what looked like a woman in a skirt sitting on the floor. And blood. The cleaner aunty rushed to get help...

Channel NewsAsia TV producer Juwon Park has gone public with her allegations of sexism at Mediacorp. Among the Park’s accusations are having been “tickled” by a male colleague when they shook hands, being made to lean on the shoulder of a male colleague and call him “wife”, and then being told that she should “enjoy” comments that come her way. Park claims to have worked for Channel...

Ah, Mid-Autumn Festival – when the moon shines at its brightest (unless there’s that god-damn haze, of course). But for one lovelorn 43-year-old uncle, last night was a total eclipse of the heart. Because once upon a time he was falling in love, but yesterday he just fell apart after being dumped by his girlfriend, locked the door to his house and turned the whole place upside down! Le kua lah…. Because...

They were secondary school friends who stumbled upon the idea that pimping would be good money. And hell yeah, the money was good – in 3 years, Billy Thien Chin Wei and Andrew Cai Can Yao pocketed S$168,000 of dirty cash. At least 21 of the girls they recruited as atas social escorts, aka atas prostitutes, were Singaporeans. These girls commanded a premium of between S$300 and S$600 an hour, and...

Guests at the wedding dinner of one businessman were watching a lovey-dovey video of them (as all lovey-dovey videos played at Chinese weddings usually go) when they were treated to a rude shock – a video containing photos of the bride acting lovey-dovey with a man while entering a hotel room. The problem is – the man in that “hotel room video” wasn’t the groom. It turns out, a businessman...

A 54-year-old aunty was walking in front of a bus stop when an e-scooter crashed into her, causing her to suffer life-threatening injuries. The incident took place on 17 Sept 2016. 54-year-old Mdm Ang Liu Kiow was hit by an e-scooter while walking along the pavement at Pasir Ris Drive 1. As a result of the crash, she had to be hospitalised for 3 months, suffered multiple mini strokes and had to undergo...

Maybe it was in a rush and didn’t want to chance a train breakdown during morning peak hour (some PSLE students should know that sinking feeling). This snake was spotted at Lakeside MRT at about 7.15am today, looking like it had just finished a big meal. Said Robert Loh, who snapped the picture: “From the bulge under its belly, I presumed that it has just eaten its meal and was too large to fit...

A cyclist, Jorg Thauby, was injured after he was hit by a driver last Friday (29th Sept). The driver didn’t stop to lend a hand and floored the accelerator instead despite Jorg waving for help. What the driver didn’t know was the impact had caused part of his number plate to break off. Jorg suffered a broken arm and other abrasions. He has shared this story, seeking help to track down the...

A maid was seriously injured after she fell from a 7th storey condominium unit while cleaning windows. The maid lost her balance while cleaning the windows of the unit as Carissa Park condominium and fell, landing in the balcony of a unit on the ground floor. The maid, an Indonesian woman in her 20s, had only started work about one month ago. No one was home at the time she fell except for an elderly...

“Did the government all along make a policy decision itself to count from President Wee Kim Wee? Did the government merely use the AGC’s advice as a cover to avoid full parliamentary debate on why the count was not starting from President Ong Teng Cheong?” Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim raised the issue of the reserved election count yesterday in parliament, saying that the government...

“The government has always been clear that when it comes to the counting, it is a policy matter for parliament to decide and Ms Lim protests far too much.” Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam  tried to put Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim in her place when she raised the issue of the count leading to PE2017 being a reserved election in parliament yesterday. He succeeded in repeating the points...

Indranee Rajah quashed talk of further investigation into the Ministry of Health’s improper payments amounting to some S$4.08 million, which was flagged by the Auditor-General’s Office in its report for 2016-17. In parliament yesterday, the Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance said that the audit can trigger a forensic investigation, but only if there is reason to do so. Such reasons include...

Once just wasn’t enough for this pervert, Syed Hashim Wahid, who attacked a 12-year-old boy 2 times in 2 days. At about 8.50pm on 24 May 2016, the 29-year-old followed his victim into a lift at a Woodlands HDB flat, wheeling his bicycle into the lift as well. Hashim struck up a conversation with the boy as the lift was ascending, then molested him. He stopped when the victim used his hand to cover...