Daily Archives: 2016-12-23

Judge said OCD did not lead employer to starve her domestic worker

Singaporean employer, Chong Sui Foon claimed that her obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) led her to starve her Filipino domestic worker, however, District Judge Low Wee Ping ruled on Thursday (22 December) that her preoccupation with cleanliness would not have led her to restrict the quantity of food given to the victim. In March 2016, Chong and her husband, Lim Choon Hong, both …

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New appointments of Permanent Secretary in various ministries

Public Service Division (PSD) has announced the appointment of three civil servants to take on new positions in various ministries. Mr Ng How Yue, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Law, will be appointed to be Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health on 1 January 2017. PSD noted that he will work with Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health to support the priorities and …

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Amos Yee detained by US immigration after seeking political asylum

Local blogger and Youtuber, Amos Yee has been detained in the United States of America (US) while trying to seek political asylum. Yee was earlier detained on Saturday morning (Singapore time) when he arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, declaring as a visitor to the country. Yee's mother, Mary Toh posted on her Facebook post, confirming that Yee is being detained …

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Fire outbreak at Jalan Besar Plaza force 40 to evacuate from building

40 people evacuated themselves as a fire broke out at Jalan Besar Plaza on Friday (23 December) morning before the officers of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived at the scene. SCDF spokesperson stated that it was alerted to the fire at 10.30am. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries. It also said that it dispatched one fire engine, three Red …

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Philippine could soon outdo Singapore in casino gaming market

The Philippine could soon outdo Singapore in gaming market, as improved ties with China promises more tourists and raise the prospects for his upcoming $2.4 billion(S$3.5 billion) casino, said Kazuo Okada, Chairman of Universal Entertainment Corp. The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to increase relations with China along with his efforts to fight drugs and crime will increase the number …

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