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Churches, schools, cafes, offices, public toilets and changing rooms – in these places where there’s a reasonable expectation of privacy, unsuspecting women were targeted and filmed in various states of undress. Police have smashed a ring of perverts who possessed and distributed explicit videos of women filmed in just those places. One of the perverts, 27-year-old sales engineer Joel Chew Wei...

It isn’t just private-hire vehicle drivers that taxi drivers ‘have to worry about. They’ve to contend with mini-bus touts too. Such mini-bus drivers are not employed by major transport operators such as SMRT or SBS Transit. They are hired by private bus companies and appear to be using those vehicles to moonlight for extra pocket change. The Land Transport Authority says such mini-bus touts...

Singapore might be a little red to but we’ve certainly got ourselves on the global radar due to the sheer number of cyber attacks launched here. The Lion City has overtaken nations including the United States, Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally. This was reported by Israeli data security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Looks like we aren’t just...

It’s uncertain what this uncle was unhappy about. And it’s uncertain whether he got his point across when talking to passenger service staff at Kranji MRT station. But the bare fact is he did cause quite a ruckus at the station yesterday! The uncle was seen talking and waving his hands while at the passenger service counter. Then he suddenly stripped naked. Commuters and staff tried for some time...

Okay parents of Primary 6 students whose kids haven’t complained to you about a seemingly “ridiculous” Chinese listening comprehension question test… See if you can answer this: Student A is wearing new clothes. Student B asks Student A: “Did you buy new clothes?” Student A replies: “No, I didn’t buy them. My mother sewed them for me herself. Are they...

Is PM Chan, sorry, PMO Minister Chan Chun Sing hinting at something with this photo that he shared on Facebook? The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office isn’t known to be the most subtle of persons, especially after his “Mdm President” (said twice) giveaway in parliament when addressed then Speaker (now President) Halimah Yacob. And he happens to be one of those whose name has been tossed...

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has acknowledged that the PAP sometimes “falls short” when it comes to when it comes to “character”. Mr Tharman, who is also the 2nd Assistant Secretary General of the People’s Action Party, said this at the Nanyang Technological University Majulah Lecture yesterday. He was addressing a question from audience member Kenneth Lin, who asked...

Soh Rui Yong is a marathoner who has won the gold 2 times now at the SEA Games. But you may know him better as “that dude who refused to give Singapore Athletics part of his award money”. But the problem, according to Soh, isn’t about parting with the money – S$2000 out of his S$10,000 award cash. Rather, it’s about who the money goes to. Under the Singapore National Olympic Council’s...

He’s just 19-year-old, but this teen managed to scam some 50 people into thinking he was a Singapore Airlines pilot and take advantage of them. He even carried an ID that identified him as a “First Officer” with SIA – a co-pilot who is second-in-command of an aircraft. The teen carried out his crime spree in Hong Kong. He joined a whatsapp group and began to call his victims to meet so he...

64-year-old retiree Mr Tan has been living with a leaking toilet ceiling problem for the past 5 years. About a year ago, the problem worsened – the toilet roof leak damaged his cabinets and constantly causes his instant water heater to trip the power supply. Also, he has to lay out containers to collect water leaking from an overhead pipe. Mr Tan made a complaint with the HDB and officers gave him...

Almost every day  between November and February this year, Tay Boon Keh swopped the luggage tags of bags at Changi Airport where he worked as a baggage handler. As a result, travellers would get a rude shock to find their bags missing because they were sent to a different destination (and maybe even halfway across the world from them). Tay, who is representing himself in court, has been charged with...

They lied that he forced them to touch them inappropriately, likely because they were criticised and treated sternly by him. The court today acquitted a 40-year-old former teacher of 3 charges under the Children and Young Persons Act after ruling that his “victims” had worked together to make false allegations against him. The “victims” were 2 boys age 13 and 14 years old respectively in 2012...

The 335 passengers and crew on board the midnight Scoot flight TR202 to Taiwan yesterday must be thanking their lucky stars that they are safe and sound. This, following the 15 minutes of terror that took place when the plane was about to land at Taipei’s Taoyuan airport. As the plane was about to land, it suddenly went into a steep climb which left many passengers worried for their safety. One...

How badly has the taxi industry and taxi drivers been hit by the advent of private-hire drivers? Yesterday, a simple issue of “park wrong place” turned into a “queue-cutting misunderstanding” which saw 2 taxi uncles almost come to blows! The incident took place at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at about 9.45am. A 57-year-old uncle who was one of the taxi drivers involved said that he went to the...