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A Bangladeshi national is under investigation for not paying the salaries of 31 of his fellow Bangladeshi workers, and instead trying to send them home. A.B.M Rafiqul Islam, who is also a Singapore PR, helms the two construction companies that are now being probed by the Manpower Ministry. Those firms are HBB Engineering and C-Plus Engineering. Said the MOM: “We are investigating the companies...

An angry Toa Payoh resident of Block 171 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 has had shoes stolen from her household twice. But it looks like this time she finally caught the culprit red-handed. CCTV footage captured this woman walking across the lift lobby, then picking up a pair of shoes that were placed on a shoe rack, then walking off with them. The angry resident says that the shoes, a pair of white sneakers,...

A drinks stall at a kopitiam in Clementi that has raised prices twice in a the span of a year has faced the wrath of fellow stallholders and customers. The stall at Block 449 Clementi Avenue 3 has raised the price of drinks such as Milo Peng and Ice Lemon Tea for S$2.20 a glass. Hot drinks such as kopi are priced almost similar to other stalls in the area at S$1.10 a glass. Said one angry long-time...

There’s a common street saying in Singapore: “It’s better to die than fall sick.” This (if you ask your lao peh and his kakis) is largely due to the high cost of healthcare in Singapore. Opposition MP Low Thia Khiang raised this issue in parliament today. Stating that people find medication expensive, he asked for the profit margins of drugs sold in public hospitals. Mr Low also questioned...

In what’s perhaps the incidence of a SkillsFuture scam, 4400 people were caught last month for cheating the gahmen of SkillsFuture Credit money. They had encashed the grant money for the same course, but didn’t attend it. Why you should be angry – &*#%$ it’s your tax dollars leh! Investigations revealed that the 4400 people had acted alone and that this wasn’t part of a conspiracy...

This mata chia went nuts this morning at Jurong East St 21, at the open-air carpark near Block 217! It only came to a stop after crashing into 3 other cars that were parked there. The incident took place at about 7am. Eyewitnesses say the police car had left the nearby Jurong East NPC and entered the carpark when suddenly it swerved and mounted a grass verge and hit a stationary silver sedan car. At...

It appears that two aunties have started a war at Block 323B Sengkang East for control of the common corridor. Their weapon of choice – flower pots. The warfare involves using flower pots to “chope” as much space along the corridor as possible. It appears that the dispute started festering about 3 years ago, and now has come to an all-out chope-ing war. Said one of the aunties involved, 49-year-old...

All 3 lifts serving People’s Park Complex residents broke down on Tuesday (7 Mar), trapping some 15 people inside. Those trapped described the scene as “dripping wet” – in the sense that it was so hot people were perspiring profusely. One pregnant woman who was trapped reportedly screamed in fear and started crying. An eyewitness, taxi driver Mr Tan, said the incident took...

The 4-year jail sentence for child penetrator Joshua Robinson is “light” . Not we say wan ah – that’s what some 30,000 people in Singapore believe is too lenient for the ang moh expat and sex predator. Many have also called for him to kena whipped on the backsided. So why then despite the huge public outcry has the Attorney-General’s Chambers decided against appealing...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has hinted at a likely increase for public transport fares. Speaking in parliament today, he said that fare revenues that go to the government are insufficient to cover operating costs. As a result of this, the government has to absorb all additional costs. Mr Khaw said that the government now owns buses and rail assets and a lot of money will need to be spent on renewal,...

A shocker for a tertiary student when he came across a young girl crying in a lift on Saturday (4 March). 17-year-old Mr Leong said that when the lift doors to her home at a HDB block at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 opened, she saw a girl clutching the lift’s support bars. The 8-year-old girl was crying and her eyes were red and swollen. Mr Leong said: “I got a shock and kept asking her to tell me what...

With hikes in water, S&CC, rubbish collection, electricity, parking, ERP and more coming at us all at once, could Singaporeans be made to face an increase in Goods and Service Tax too? This is what National Development Minister Lawrence Wong had to say when quizzed in parliament by Workers’ Party for Aljunied GRC MP Low Thia Khiang. From highlighted portions of Mr Wong’s reply, it appears...

39 year old ang moh expat and child sex predator Joshua Robinson will not be slapped with a tougher sentence as the public would have preferred. This comes after the Attorney-General’s Chambers ruled that it will not appeal the 4-year jail term imposed on him. The AGC said in a statement that the offences Robinson was charged with did not allow the court to impose caning on him despite some factions...

Wong Lim Kang, a Malaysian man working in Singapore as a crane technician miraculously survived a 52-metre fall from a work platform back in April 2010. To give you an estimate of how high 52 metres is, just picture that a 25-storey HDB flat is about a little over 100 metres high. The High Court ruled that Wong be paid S$346,000 for his pain and suffering, loss of amenities, current and future medical...