AH SOON: I’m writing to warn people about people about the dangers of online scams after seeing that story that you published. I was once a victim of an online scam, but luckily I got out of it. It was very embarrassing. This will never happen to me again, and I hope after reading this, people won’t be so quick to be tricked by strangers they meet online. I was...

Police have called the rise in rape cases a key concern. So far in 2014, 91 cases have been reported. That figure is a 50% jump from last year. The rise in rape cases reported is laregly due to an increase in the number of statutory rape cases — sex involving females under 14 years of age. 40 cases were reported in the first six months of 2014. Police say in statutory rape cases, msot of the...

From now on, all Sun Ho stories, and ones from before go into the Ho Chio section. She’s just too laughable lah. Which character in Gossip Girl would she expect to play, even if she did act in it? The one that got away… after 3 seconds of airtime and a million bucks given by City Harvest to the TV network? Also… She COULD have appeared in Dancing with the Stars and CSI: New York! That is, if the pitches worked lah (which means more millions down the drain). And she’s also blaming the Commercial Affairs Department...

The Singapore Police Force says it will work with the Ministry of Manpower to educate foreign workers here on Singapore’s law. This includes laws related to the consequences of causing serious hurt to others through fights. Serious hurt cases went up by 5.3 percent to 260 cases this year. 22 cases were reported at construction sites. ...

A 65-year-old man has been arrested, on suspicion that he vandalised the walls of HDB flats in TeckWhye. Police believe he committed at least 20 acts of vandalim on Tuesday (12Aug) at various HDB block in the area. Police were alerted to the Uncle vandal at around 6,42am when reports came in that HDB blocks were defaced with marker ink. The walls and pillars of several blocks were defaced. Police...

“Not everything seen on the Web is true and people online may not be who they appear to be.” That was the warning issued by Police Assistant Commissioner (AC) Melvin Yong, who’s also Director of the police Public Affairs Dept. This comes after 504 cases of e-commerce cheating were reported this year — a spike of 425 percent from 2013. Two...

SingTel’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) widened to S$46 million in the three months ended June compared to S$32 million in the same period a year ago. Revenues from SingTel’s Group Digital L!fe businesses jumped 61 percent to S$48 million on the back of income from strong digital advertising. SingTel has to date...

Redwire has its own Happy 10 Years message for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Here’s 5 reasons why we love you, PM Lee! Good luck in the next GE. And better buy more black hair dye. You’ll need it.   ...

Just one in five Singaporeans are confident their CPF savings will meet their retirement needs. This was reported in a survey released by insurance company Manulife. 63%: there should be greater flexibility in the withdrawal of their CPF savings 56%: CPF contributions from employers and the Government should be raised 47%: CPF savings wouldn’t be enough to cover their retirement expenses 44%:...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is celebrating his 10th year as Singapore’s leader. On Facebook, he took the opportunity to thank those who he said made his and the Government’s job to do things for Singaporeans “much easier”.   This is Mr Lee’s message in full: Ten years ago today, I was sworn in as PM. I am grateful for this opportunity...

  We used to do boxing for training. Now, touch rugby? Is MINDEF serious about turning our Singapore men into sissys? Will skirts be part of our army uniform next?   I served my national service – when conditions were much tougher, and men were much rougher. My instructor would scold my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother before he came to scolding me. We did alot of fitness...

So CASE and the RMCA are pushing for contractors to be assessed and accredited, so that consumers can have greater peace of mind. Let’s skip the smaller fish and focus on the biggest contractor in Singapore, the one that’s responsible for all our public housing – the HDB. How about taking the HDB to task first for shoddy workmanship and defects which have caused consumers so much headache over...

He was the King of Poop. Neverland’s manicured lawns and fairy-tale facade masked a house of horrors and madness, five of Michael Jackson’s maids revealed to The New York Post. “Michael sometimes ran around where the animals were, and he’d track . . . poop throughout the house and think nothing of it,” Maid No. 1 recalled. “Then, if you said something, he’d threaten to make doo-doo snowballs and throw it at you.” When Oprah Winfrey visited the Los Olivos, Calif., ranch for an interview...

It was intended as a romantic gesture to welcome his girlfriend home from a month abroad. But a hapless boyfriend’s attempt at setting the mood backfired when candles he placed on the bedroom floor started a blaze which then tore through the house. With champagne chilling and flowers scattered, Amanj Issen used tea lights to spell out his girlfriend’s name and a heart. However, as he waited...