Daily Archives: 2017-12-01

    Couple who tortured intellectually disabled waitress sentenced to 16.5 and 14 years imprisonment
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The couple who tortured an intellectually disabled waitress over a period of eight months leading up to the point of her death, have been sentenced to jail on Friday (1 December). Tan Hui Zhen, 33, was sentenced to 16-and-a-half years’ jail, and her husband Read More

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    SDP Chair Paul Tambyah: Jolovan’s courage “should be commended”
    By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

    Dr Paul Tambyah, chairperson of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), issued a statement on behalf of the party expressing support for activist Jolovan Wham, who has 7 charges brought against him for organising public assemblies. This is the latest show of support following statements Read More

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    Petition started calling for charges against Jolovan Wham to be dropped
    By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

    A petition has been started on Change.org calling for the 7 charges brought against activist Jolovan Wham to be dropped. 7 charges were brought against Jolovan under the Public Order Act, Vandalism Act, and the Penal Code. “As an activist, Jolovan has spoken Read More

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    Singaporeans needs to be pushed to take risks or opportunities
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Chris Kuan The Randstand Global Work Monitor which was partially reported in the Straits Times makes interesting reading about the work mentality of Singaporeans. 59% love to entrepreneur because it gives them more opportunities and yet only 32% would consider leaving their Read More

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    YSL Bedok Clinic and Surgery offered apology and compensation of medical bills of 14-months-old boy who overdosed
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    YSL Bedok Clinic and Surgery has offered an apology and compensation of the medical bills of a 14-month-old boy who was allegedly being given a cough syrup more than four times the dosage that a boy his age should have received. The boy’s mother, Read More

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    CWS launches fundraising campaign to seek support in its continued efforts to prevent cats from getting impounded and culled
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Local animal welfare group, Cat Welfare Society (CWS) has launched its fundraising campaign on GIVE.asia to help finance its efforts against the culling of the animals. It seeks to raise $80,000 to allow the sterilisation of up to 5000 cats in a year Read More

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    Apex court asks Parliament to consider giving the court enhanced powers to mete out tougher sentences in certain crimes against vulnerable victims
    By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

    The Court of Appeal has asked the Parliament to consider giving the court enhanced powers to mete out tougher sentences until up to 1.5 times the maximum penalty prescribed in cases where the offender commits certain crimes against the vulnerable victims, especially children and young Read More

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    4 tips on getting the best domestic helper in Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Valuepenguin.sg Singaporeans lead extremely busy lives, and with the steady increase of women entering the workforce, the amount of time left to take care of young children or elderly relatives is decreasing. To alleviate this problem, many have turned to domestic helpers. Read More

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    Function 8: Prosecution of Jolovan Wham
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Below is the statement issued by Function 8, a local non-government organisation in response to the seven charges filed against Jolovan Wham, a well-known activist by the Singapore authorities on 29 Nov 2017.  We are alarmed and disappointed that Jolovan Wham, a promising, award-winning Read More

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