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Belgian expatriate pleas guilty for causing death of his five-year-old son

Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart, a Belgian expatriate, pleaded guilty in High Court on Monday (1 August) to a charge of culpable homicide to causing the death of his five-year-old son last October. The 42-year-old man, an Executive Director at the Singapore arm of Nordea Investment Funds, admitted to having suffocated his son with a cushion, Keryan Gabriel Cedric Graffart, and prevented …

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NUS Student Union expresses concern towards the freshmen orientation

The Student Union of National University of Singapore has expressed its concerns towards the sexualized activities during the student-organised activities which happened in the AY2016/2017 on its Facebook page. In the first official statement by the NUS student union on 31 July, it said that the activities, which came to light after The News Paper brought the issue up, was held …

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NUS students disappointed with suspension of all student-organised orientation

G Spot, a group of student who promote diversity and inclusivity, has come together with Gender Collective, an inclusive social group for people of all gender and sexual identities, to sign a statement of concern regarding the suspension of all student-organised freshmen activities. The suspension was called by Provost of National University of Singapore (NUS), Professor Tan Eng Chye, on 29 July and …

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Government seeks views on Vulnerable Adult Bill 2016

After the infamous case of Yang Yin came to light, of how he allegedly misappropriated money from a wealthy widow and the public furor that followed, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is holding a public consultation to get feedbacks from members of public about the protection of the elderly, especially for those who are living alone. Singapore’s …

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Migrant worker seeks help for a new job after duped by employer

This man on the picture is Rahman and a Bangladeshi. He came to Singapore in hope to be able to provide better living for his family. He had a good career back then when he lived in Bangladesh. He worked in a garment factory and his job was to plan everything in the factory, the number of machines, materials and manpower …

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Business man shot 16 times at Kuala Lumpur in broad daylight

Malaysia –  A business man was shot in broad day light on 27 July at the Jalan Taman Ibu Kota/Jalan Genting Klang junction, Kuala Lumpur at about 3.30 pm. The victim, who was in his 40’s, was driving along the roads near a mall and stopped at the traffic light when two motorcycles pulled over near the vehicle. “They came when the …

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Fire broke out at 27 Boat Quay, Penny Black bar

Fire broke out at about 10 am this morning at a bar, Penny Black which is located at 27 Boat Quay. The Singapore Civil Defence Force had earlier posted on its Facebook page about the incident, saying that one staff suffered a minor burn injury. However, the staff refused to be taken to the hospital. The SCDF said that the …

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Air Asia: No free tickets for online survey

Over the past week or so, a survey was spread online via social media that AirAsia is giving away free tickets to those who is willing to spend some time to fill in a survey about the airline and to share the “offer” with their friends on Facebook. However, AirAsia has declared on its Facebook page, that the survey was …

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