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Daily Archives: 2014-09-24

Mercedes Benz driver jailed 4 weeks for death of coffeeshop assistant

Mercedes Benz owner, Ambrose Law Tian Beng, who killed a cyclist in December last year along Thomson Road, has been sentenced to four weeks jail and a five-year ban on driving. The incident happened when Mr Law was driving home after spending a night out with friends on 17 December 2013. Mr Law’s Mercedes Benz piled into 58-year old coffeeshop …

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Rebecca Loh gets 10 years jail for culpable homicide in son’s death

Rebecca Loh Chui Lai, the 32-year old single mother who appeared in news last year for pushing her special needs son out a 5th floor window to his death,  has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Loh had been remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for psychiatric assessment and was …

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 RC chairman tells resident to “be tolerant” of RC karaoke noise

In a letter to the Straits Times on Wednesday, Ms Sek Hwee Leng said she was told by her resident committee (RC) chairman to “be tolerant” when she complained to him about the noise which the RC activity centre was making. The centre, which houses a karaoke lounge and a room for a live band, is located beneath her flat, …

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NUS student questions student union’s transparency in financial accounts

Disturbed by the lack of transparency in the financial report published by the National University of Singapore Student Union (NUSSU) in its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) Report, 2nd year NUS student, Teo Yu Sheng posted his findings of the financial report along with observations of his email communications with the Student Union on a blog post, “NUS Student Union’s Finances – …

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Train fault causes service breakdown between Marina Bay and Newton MRT stations

(Image from @ze_kaiser, twitter) On Tuesday evening, passengers commuting on the SMRT’s North South Line were forced to seek alternative means of transportation when train service between Marina Bay and Newton MRT stations were interrupted due to an alleged train fault. At around 9.30pm, SMRT sent out a notification that service between Marina Bay and Newton stations was disrupted at 8.41 pm. …

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MPA hangs whistle-blower out to dry?

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is being sued by a whistle-blower for damages after it failed to protect his identity in a whistle-blowing case. The whistle-blower, Tan Keng Hong, is claiming damages from MPA for the grief he and his family have been through. The 52-year-old witnessed a crime in August 2011 where a Singapore company Elcarim …

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Teo Chee Hean fails to guard Singapore and protect national interests

By Kenneth Jeyaretnam Like many other Singaporeans I was shocked when I heard about the case of  the UK  mother divorced from a Singaporean husband and the ensuing  bitter custody dispute over their son. Custody battles and marital breakdown are never pleasant but what shocked me most was the light this case shed on our Ministry of Home Affairs whom it appears have been literally …

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Issues about public transport need to be addressed, but are not

By Rajesh Public transportation is the lifeblood of Singapore. Without it, productivity will ground to a halt. SMRT trains are important, but there seems to be regular delays, breakdowns and this has already been highlighted and ignored. All they say is, live it. But my question is, what if something serious really happens and the train breaks down for 2 months? …

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A retirement haven at a quarter of our cost of living?

By Leong Sze Hian Maximise our retirement dollars? A reader asked me if I could try to write about retiring in another country, in order to make our money work harder in our retirement. After all, life may not just be about saving, accumulating, investing – but perhaps by making our “retirement” cost of living much lower to maximise our …

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