Socio-political activist Gilbert Goh shared the plight of this single-mother who lives in a rental apartment, who complained that the HDB “mercilessly” increased her rent by S$169, or 277 percent, after she got a S$300  salary bump. Because of this, she complained that there’s no point working harder because the bulk of any extra money earned goes towards paying for rent. This is how Goh...

An external audit has shown that Aljunied-Hougang Town Council did not comply with the Town Councils Act and Town Councils Financial Rules on several occasions in FY2015. Auditors flagged 3 issues in AHTC’s annual financial statements ending in March 2016. One issue was that it did not ensure that money from the sinking fund was used only for the purposes stated in the rules. Another was its failure...

Singapore Polytechnic lecturer Tang Koon Huat was angry at the “light sentence” handed out to a British ang moh who whacked a teenager over a road rage incident. So, he created a Facebook page, Act for Singapore using the name “Emett Haqq” to urge vigilantes to beat up the ang moh. The ang moh Tang was targeting is Alan Maybury. The 35-year-old beat up polytechnic student Lum Kwok Weng after...

Tan Cheng Thong was not supposed to enter the Changi Air Freight Centre as his taxi clearance document had expired in Dec 2015. Still, the 66-year-old taxi uncle thought “what the hell” and went in anyway, because he could earn more money from picking up office workers there compared to normal roadside passenger pickups. But suay suay in Feb 2016, an alert auxiliary police officer checked his...

Jurong West is facing an internet outage – so Bukit Batok people if you see more people suddenly appear at your void deck today you know why hor. Customers of M1, Starhub, Singtel and MyRepublic have all had their internet service cut, after an internet cable in the area was cut. According to fibre operator NetLink Trust, the cable cut caused internet and fixed voice services to go down today...

An Uber car crashed into Bus 171 today near Marina Bay Sands at about 2pm. The driver of the car, a Toyota Sienta, and his passenger were reportedly injured in the accident and sent to hospital. The passenger, who was accompanied to SGH by a female companion, was reportedly hurt badly. The bus driver was unhurt, and there were no passengers on the bus as it had just come out of a bus terminal. The...

51-year-old taxi uncle Mr Lee has been a taxi driver for the past 18 years without incidence. Then, sh*t hit the fan last Friday (7 Apr). At about 8pm, he was sending a male passenger home to Hougang. When he reached Hougang Avenue 3, Mr Lee said he noticed there was smoke coming from the exhaust of his SMRT taxi. Moments later, smoke rose from the bonnet. “I immediately stopped the taxi, took out...

A man who was reportedly high on drugs at Woodlands was tasered by police officers after he was seen swinging a knife around as though he was out to slash people. This video was uploaded yesterday by Twitter user @Purgat0ry__. The man was subdued by police officers, who reportedly found drugs on him. Said @Purgat0ry__: “Yep they even found it in his pocket. The dude is on drugs and was just...

Kong Hee and his City Harvest Gang of Frauds might have gotten their jail terms halved after a High Court ruling, but there’ll be no popping of any China Wine just yet. The Public Prosecutor is seeking harsher punishments for the six Criminal Breach of Trust convicts and has asked the Court of Appeal – the highest court in Singapore – to address “questions of law of public interest”. The...

70-year-old Mdm Xu has been living in her 2-storey terrace house at Geylang Lorong 3 since she was 13 years old. In 3 years time, it will reach the end of its 60-year lease and will be returned to the government Now she faces a situation where she will be homeless come 2020 “My house is still in good condition. You mean to say it has no value?” The answer at this time is “Yes aunty, it’s worthless...

Looks like it isn’t just cats that have 9 lives. This woman braved a sure-die drop just to get back into the living room of her home to carry on her quarrel with her husband. The incident took place yesterday at about 10am at Block 180C Marsiling Rd, at a 14th floor flat unit. 24-year-old Mdm Yang was at home when her husband turned up a friend. The husband and wife pair, who are both deaf and mute,...

When it comes to men and their girlfriends, the more often-heard saying is one leg step two boats”. But in the case of this Loving Boyfriend, it’s “one ass chope two seats”. On the bus, that is. A disgruntled commuter, Ms Tang, reported that Loving Boyfriend, who’s estimated to be in his 20s, boards the bus from Tampines bus interchange at about 7.20am. He will move to the rear of the...

Tragic news for the family of 38-year-old construction worker, Li Yong. The China native was walking to his living quarters when he was hit and killed by a taxi. So great was the impact that he was killed on the spot. The incident took place yesterday at about 11.20pm. An eyewitness said Li was crossing the road at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 7 and Gambas Ave. The “green man” was reportedly...

32-year-old Mrs Wu had gone to KK Hospital expecting to deliver a baby but instead got a successful abortion, and that has left her and her husband fuming. The incident took place last Thursday (23 Mar). Mrs Wu, who was 21 weeks pregnant, discovered in the morning that she was bleeding down below. She called her husband to inform him, then rushed herself to KK Hospital. Mr Wu said that he met his...