Daily Archives: 2017-05-04

Singapore Police Force states fleeing ‘Red Bull heir’ is not in Singapore

BANGKOK – Thai police said that they were trying to locate Vorayuth YoovidhyaThai (32), known as ‘Red Bull heir,’ who reportedly has fled to Singapore on his private jet on 25 April. On Wednesday (3 May) Thai police said that authorities issued an arrest warrant for Vorayuth after he failed to make a final deadline to meet prosecutors. Nearly five …

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Mediacorp fined $5,500 by IMDA for offensive remarks made on drama series

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has announced that it imposed a financial penalty of $5,500 on Mediacorp Pte Ltd (Mediacorp) for breaching the Video-On-Demand Programme Code. An episode of Toggle’s Chinese-language web drama series “I Want To Be A Star”, which was first made available for viewing on 5 September 2016, carried an offensive remark. In episode 6 of …

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Facebook to hire 3,000 more people to speed up handling violent posts

The giant social media corporation, Facebook will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to speed up the banishment of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts posted on Facebook websites. This is an indirect acknowledgement by Facebook that more than automated software is needed to identify and remove such material. After last year’s introduction of Facebook Live, …

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Four weeks’ jail for Malaysian’s attempt to bribe traffic police officer

Sang Jia Weng, a Malaysian, on Thursday (4 May) was sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment for attempting to bribe a Traffic Police Officer. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) had received information on 11 January 2017 that Sang, a construction worker working in Singapore, had offered S$30 to Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Zulkifli after being stopped for failing to secure his helmet …

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Delay along North South Line on Thursday morning due to train signalling fault

This morning during rush hour, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced that its North-South Line (NSL) from Ang Mo Kio to Marina South Pier was experiencing delays due to a train signalling fault. Commuters were asked to add 25 minutes of travelling time. The delay happened from 7.47am to 8.11am. It then tweeted that free regular bus service was available between …

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