Daily Archives: 2015-06-27

BCA questioned on narrow corridors at Pasir Ris ONE

“How could the Building and Construction Authority have approved the plans if neighbours cannot open their doors at the same time,” Mr Leong Kok Seng asked in his letter to the Straits Times forum page on Saturday. “This will be a problem if there is a fire, as the evacuation of people will be delayed,” he said. Mr Leong was …

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Singapore reacts to same-sex marriage in the US

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ordered in a 5-4 majority ruling that marriage is a fundamental right that cannot be withheld from same-sex couples, thus legalising same-sex marriage across the United States. No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, …

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BMW “curry puff” man charged for rash act

Mr Mohamed Dawood Abdul Sukkur, 47, was arrested on Tuesday (23 June) for failing to stop as instructed at Tuas Checkpoint. Mr Dawood was directed by ICA officers to an area for further checks but he failed to stop and drove past Tuas Checkpoint in his 7-series BMW sedan. His failure to stop ignited a manhunt and he was only arrested …

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Singapore won’t legalise cannabis, says minister

It is “wrong and dangerous” to view cannabis as a soft drug, said the Second Minister for Home Affairs, Masagos Zulkifli. He said this was despite lobbyists around the world calling for the drug, also known as marijuana, to be legalised. Mr Masagos was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 20th Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign carnival at Suntec City on …

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NUS law prof jailed 4 months for assault on cab driver

National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor, Sundram Peter Soosay, 43, has been found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver while drunk. Mr Soosay, who is a Singapore permanent resident and has been working at NUS since 2008, was lambasted by District Judge Victor Yeo in court. Judge Yeo said Mr Soosay’s testimony was “riddled with hindsight reasoning, convenient conjecture …

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