Monthly Archives: February 2014

Five-judge Court of Appeal grants stay of execution to drug trafficker

By Kirsten Han The Court of Appeal yesterday granted a stay of execution to a convicted drug trafficker after dismissing both his appeal and a criminal motion filed by his lawyers. The stay was granted so that the lawyers would have the opportunity to file an application to the High Court for a mandatory order for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) …

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Rioters’ intent was not to “kill us”: police officer

By Andrew Loh When rescuers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived at the scene in Little India, what they saw were an angry crowd and foreign nationals pelting the bus with whatever they could find. Still, the SCDF officers had a job to do – to extricate Indian national, Sakthivel Kumaravelu, from under the wheels of the bus …

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The officer who wanted to instil law and order

By Terry Xu The Committee of Inquiry (COI) listened intently to Traffic Police Officer, Fadli Shaifuddin Mohamed Sani, on how he charged at the rioters, not once but three times during the riot in Little India last December. A police officer for three and a half years, Sgt Fadli was on his normal shift on 8th Dec 2013 when he …

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ASP Yong: Priority was to enable rescue operation

By Terry Xu 9.40pm at Orchard NPC. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Edwin Yong Wen Wei heard police officers from Kampong Jaya NPC requesting back up for an incident along Racecourse Road. He then heard ASP Jonathan Tang making a request via the radio, and drove to attend to the incident along with Corporal Arshard Abdul Murad in their police …

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CISCO officer: I could have made more arrests

By Terry Xu Auxiliary police officer Srisivasangkar Subramaniam, who has been working in CISCO for two years, testified at the Committee of Inquiry (COI) that his colleague, Mr Raymond Murugiasu and he were at the scene at the very start of the Little India riot in December 2013. Their initial task was to control the crowd gathered around the bus …

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Visual Respiration’s Re:play Press Release

Visual Respiration Press Release International theatre group Visual Respiration, presents Re:play, a performance inspired by Traditional Indian Games in Singapore at Goodman Arts Centre. The performance was initially showcased in London, after which it was presented across India. Re:play crafts Traditional Indian Games into a Theatre performance  Experience traditional Indian Games through rhythms, stories and colours of Indian games Find …

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New anti-harassment law to cover both physical and online activities

The Ministry of Law announced yesterday that a new Protection from Harassment Bill will be read in Parliament on 3 March, next Monday, which aims to legislate harassment, be it in physical or online form, as an offence. If implemented, the new laws will provide a range of self-help measures, civil remedies and criminal sanctions to better protect people from …

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Media reports on COI – which is the right thing?

By Howard Lee If you have been reading media reports on the Committee of Inquiry on the riot in Little India, you might have been a little puzzled, especially if you have read reports across different channels. In particular, if you remember what was published in December 2013 immediately following the riot, you might have been even more perturbed by …

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The Rise of Comparison Sites in Asia

The market for price comparison sites is just beginning to take shape in Asia, as compared to the UK and many parts of Europe, where such online portals have been prominent for a long time. Back in 2012, sites that allow users to compare prices across several e-commerce sites started gaining popularity in many parts of Asia. There have been …

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More HDB BTOs: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

The decision to raise the release of new BTO units, at an average of more than 32,000 units per year until 2016, have some predicting a looming public housing oversupply. Should this be a cause for concern? The Singapore government has been determined to ensure that first-home buyers are able to realise their dream of procuring a HDB unit to …

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