AZLINDA ROSMAN: My mil (mother-in-law) & 2 of my kids were walking along the roadside to flag for cab after marketing. While this guy is walking on their opposite direction. For no reason, this guy had side kick my 10 yr old son hard that his back hurt thus fell and got abrasion at his ankle. Well look at the size of the culprit?! after doing so he just jolly well walked off from the scene. Alhamdulillah…...

A 16-year-old electric-scooter rider was sent to hospital today after an accident with a car in Woodlands. The accident took place at the junction of Woodlands Drive 50 and Woodlands Avenue 4 at about 2.40pm. This is the 3rd incident involving e-scooters today. One involving a 52-year-old rider proved fatal, after he died in hospital from injuries sustained in an accident with a double-decker bus. Another...

The proposed en bloc sale of the 660-unit Pine Grove condominium appears to have brought out the ugly side of residents. Some of them have been accused of defamation, and intimidation of other residents to get their way. Police revealed that a Pine Grove resident has lodged a report over threatening messages. The Collective Sale Committee (CSC) Chairman, Singaram Kogilambal, has reportedly received...

46-year-old sheep farmer Jeffrey Bruce Shearer is the latest ang moh who has been caught inappropriately grabbing beer girls here. The New Zealander was on holiday in Singapore and drinking with his father-in-law when he reached out and grabbed the breast of a beer girl who was serving them beer. Describing Shearer’s Great Boob Grab, Deputy Public Prosecutor Chee Ee Ling said: “Suddenly, the...

52-year-old e-scooter rider Atan Amat has died after crashing into a bus earlier today. He had suffered serious head injuries and was sent to Changi General Hospital in an unconscious state. The incident took place at the junction of Bedok Reservoir Road and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 today at about 10.30am. Photos showed the e-scooter pinned under the bus, while several passers-by attending to the injured...

GHAZALI SADIP: A Caucasian man riding his motorised skateboard during morning peak hour traffic along the busy and narrow Tiong Bahru Road, causing traffic build up. Not to mention endangering not only his own life but other motorists. He got irritated when I honk at him, while I keep a safe distance at all times, and then challenged me. He claimed that it is legal for him to be on the road! What...

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN FOR ACTION AND RESEARCH: AWARE is concerned to hear that charges have been brought against Jolovan Wham, a social worker and civil society activist with a long track record of good work for marginalised people, especially women migrant domestic workers. This case raises important questions about whether the laws and regulations on assembly in Singapore are too restrictive. Our...

The Ministry of National Development has rejected a petition from single parents calling for greater leeway in eligibility for public housing. The petitioners had called on the authorities to recognise unmarried parents and their children as a family nucleus, so they can be eligible for public housing schemes. Nss Soon GRC MP Louis Ng submitted the petition in September on behalf of the 7 single parents...

Lizard bro, if the fare gantry can function even during a MRT station power failure, what makes you think you can suka suka try taking the train without paying? Just because you’re a monitor lizard? Sorry, no can do. And besides, you FT monitor lizard or what? Want to take train, go Bishan MRT station lah, not depot! This lizard bro was had to be prodded out from under a train at the Bishan MRT...

Socio-political activist Jolovan Wham, former director of migrant worker welfare group HOME, was charged in court today. Among the charges he faces are organising public assemblies without permit, vandalism, and refusing to sign police statements. The 37-year-old had organised 3 public assemblies without obtaining permits for them. The first was on 26 Nov last year, when he allegedly facilitated live...

This abang is one determined pervert lah – even when his victim’s boyfriend was just next to her, he managed to slide his arm between them and molest her. The incident took place on 10 June this year, at Wala Wala Café Bar in Holland Village. At around midnight, 54-year-old Affendi Mohamed Noor touched his victim on her thigh. She shouted profanities at Affendi and he walked away. But that wasn’t...

Don’t ask us why – we don’t know why a taxi uncle would have a slideshow of naked women pictures displayed on his phone while he was ferrying a passenger. The incident took place on Wednesday (22 Nov). Throughout the 15 minute ride, the passenger noticed that pictures of naked woman after naked woman were being displayed on the taxi uncle’s handphone screen. The passenger had boarded the taxi...

ELSON: If you’re middle-class, you’re likely to be hit the hardest by the government’s alternatives for raising taxes. When the government says it will do something, it will lah, so expect taxes in any of these forms to rise: (1) Income Tax Income tax is a progressive tax, which is good for most people because the rich get taxed more and the poor pay zero dollars in tax money (while getting...

DOUGLAS CHOW: Savvysarus, if I don’t comply, I’ll face a fine of up to $2,000 or a jail term of up to 3 mths or both. So what is it all about? A long time ago, before e-scooters were zipping everywhere around us, there were e-bikes. I was so excited by how convenient they were and how they would convince Singaporeans to use public transport more often (It was a lot more reliable back then),...