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The contempt of court case against Li Shengwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will go ahead Li has appointed lawyer Abraham Vergis, the managing director of Providence Law, to represent him. A pre-trial conference was held today. The Attorney-General’s Chambers, helmed by PM Lee’s former private lawyer and current AG Lucien Wong, involves a private Facebook post made by Li on 15...

The Phantom of Oxley Castle was supposed to be launched at the Arts House this Saturday (18 Nov). But that launch has since been cancelled abruptly, with the book’s publisher, Epigram, and the Arts House blaming each other for the cancellation. Both the publisher and the venue operator each say the other was responsible for the cancellation. Yesterday, Chief Executive of Epigram Books, Edmund Wee,...

The hearing for the legal action on whether the government needs to hold a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC is set for a half-day hearing on 15 January 2018. This, announced the Singapore Democratic Party, was determined at the pre-trial conference this morning. It was also decided at the pre-trial conference that the SDP, which had filed the legal challenge, will not be a party in the matter. This,...

Three 5-room resale HDB flats in Commonwealth Drive and Holland Village have been sold for over S$1 million. Two of the units are at Block 50 Commonwealth Drive. The flats sold for S$1.035m in October and S$1.028m in August respectively. The third unit is a 36th floor unit at Block 18D Holland Drive, which sold for S$1.03m in July. The buyers of the Holland Drive flat, which is near to Holland Village,...

Despite safety concerns over trains produced by Chinese firms, the Land Transport Authority has gone ahead anyway and awarded a S$205 million contract for the construction of Cantonment MRT Station to China State Construction Engineering Corporation. (READ: MRT Commuters Blasted by Ice Showers inside China-Made Circle Line Trains) The building of the 3-level underground station along Keppel Road –...

A 25-year-old man was arrested outside Bishan MRT station yesterday for possession of a scheduled weapon. An eyewitness, Ms Lim, said that the man and 2 of his male friends were sitting along the pedestrian walkway outside the station. Police from the Community Policing Unit who happened to be on patrol found the 3 men suspicious and searched them. That’s when the officers found on the 25-year-old...

ELSON: Let the casting of aspersions continue – for the PAP, unwarranted personal attacks are nothing new. Workers’ Party NCMP Leon Perera was the latest victim of the PAP’s below-the-belt tactics, courtesy of Senior Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat. In parliament, Chee attacked Perera when the latter had asked to “allow confirmed smokers access to e-cigarettes, at least for a certain...

37-year-old Ms Zhan thought she struck gold when she found a super discount for a pair of “999 Gold” couple rings online. At just S$99, she thought they were really a steal and bought them. Then, after receiving the rings, she realised that they were not pure gold, but “gold-plated”. Ms Zhan said that the website appeared professional, and offered cash on delivery payment, and that’s what...

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a statement today saying it has arrested 3 Singaporeans, including a woman, under the Internal Security Act for terrorism-related activities carried out between September and November. The three arrested are 25-year-old Abu Thalha bin Samad, 19-year-old Adzrul Azizi bin Bajuri, and 38-year-old housewife Munavar Baig Amina Begam. The 3 were prepared to fight...

An undergrad has slammed an SME that he interned with on online “confessions” page NUSWHispers for not treating him right. He claimed that he was paid S$800 a month, didn’t receive overtime pay, and even then fined S$0.66 for every minute late to work. What was possibly more infuriating was that as an undergrad he had to do menial, “unfulfilling crap” such data entry. Read the full post...

ELSON: Something just didn’t sound right when Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in parliament that SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek had “volunteered” for the job. It appeared that Khaw was even apologetic to an extent, that our former Chief of Defence Force had to be mobilised to take on what’s been called a thankless job – for about S$2 million a year in salary. But what’s more worrying is the...

An electric Scooter that was left to charge overnight burst into flames yesterday, injuring 4 persons. The incident took place at about 10.40am, at a 10th-floor flat unit at Block 260 Yishun Street 22. SCDF officers put out the fire with buckets of water. There were 3 occupants, aged between 23 and 59, in the flat when the fire broke out. The 23-year-old man, who was sleeping in his bedroom, woke...

COE prices rose by more than 10 percent across all categories at the end of the latest bidding exercise today. This comes after the government announced last month that it will cut the growth rate of vehicles in Singapore to zero from Feb 18. This is the result of the latest COE bidding exercise: Cat A (Cars up to 1600CC & 97KW): S$47,112 (up from S$41,617) 13% Cat B (Cars above 1600CC OR 97KW):...

An man in white on a motorbike said to be an LTA officer has been accused of flipping the bird at a motorist early this morning. Said Aaron Goh: “On 8th November 2017 at around 0005 in the morning, I was exiting Toa Payoh towards PIE. As I was exiting, I saw light beams thus I brake to check before moving out and this LTA Enforcement officer was pretty close behind me. After which he sped up and...