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Daily Archives: 2015-06-24

73-year old woman had to sleep in hospital corridor for 4 days

Ms Kaw Jik Hoon’s 73-year old mother had suffered a sudden high fever on 1 June. So, she took the elderly lady, who also has dementia, to the accident and emergency department of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). Ms Kaw’s mother was diagnosed  with chronic urinary tract infection and needed to be admitted to receive intravenous antibiotics. What happened …

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SEA Games volunteer swag appearing on ecommerce platforms

Tokens of appreciation given to volunteers at the SEA Games – from pins and T-shirts to complimentary tickets to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) – have appeared for sale on platforms like Carousell and Gumtree. Individuals who have put up their items for sale have drawn criticism from other volunteers, as well as the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC). Rostam Umar, …

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Toddler sustains bumps and bruises while at pre-school centre

When her 21-month old son came home from a pre-school centre in Telok Blangah, Ms Jacinta Pang would notice bumps on his head, and bruises on his leg. “When he first started school, within the first week he had bump his head with a big baluku (bump), Ms Pang posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “I know all kids …

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Father of 4 fined $7,000 for parking offences

Gabriel Ravi Janageran was found guilty of 14 counts of parking offences – such as parking in a place other than a parking lot, one count of parking in a season parking place, one count of obstructive parking and one count of parking with expired coupons. Earlier this month, the courts fined him $7,000, after Mr Gabriel pleaded guilty to …

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5 weeks to assess Amos Yee?

By Dr Ang Yong Guan I find the whole saga of “managing Amos” baffling. First, months ago, Amos’ mother told the court that Amos was assessed on 2 separate occasions before the trial began, by IMH psychiatrist(s). Weeks later in court, when Amos rejected probation, he was remanded in prison for 3 weeks to assess his suitability for RTC (Reformative …

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CEOs’ remunerations under fire

“IT IS important that our stakeholders and the public have a balanced and complete view of how we remunerate our chief executive and senior management,” said the chairman of telecommunication giant, Singtel, in a statement in reaction to the outcry over the remuneration paid to its chief executive officer (CEO). In its latest Annual Report published on Monday, Singtel disclosed …

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