Singapore 

Cyclist punches lorry driver and rides off after alleged collision in Eunos, Singapore News

A Sunday morning altercation in Eunos ended with a cyclist punching a lorry driver and cycling away. The incident happened around 10.20am. It was captured in a video that has gone viral. Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported that the lorry had clipped the back wheel of the bicycle. The video shows the cyclist carrying his bicycle and hitting the side of the lorry which reverses and then makes a left turn. The driver stops, gets out of his vehicle and runs towards the cyclist to confront him.…

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Money 

Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper which alleged he helped bribe UN official

A Chinese-Australian billionaire businessman on Friday won a high-profile defamation case against a newspaper that alleged he was co-conspirator in a plot to bribe a top United Nations official, amid fears of Beijing meddling in domestic politics.Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, was ordered to pay Chau Chak Wing A$280,000 (US$199,000) in damages after a judge at the Federal Court of Australia ruled that the 2015 article was defamatory.“The natural and ordinary meaning of… Source link

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Singapore 

‘Fair outcome’ reached for Gojek driver and passenger in viral video over alleged kidnapping, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A heated exchange between a Gojek driver and his passenger, who accused the former of kidnapping her on their trip from Bishan to the city, has gone viral after footage of the incident was posted on Facebook on Thursday (Jan 31). Mr Kamaruzzaman Abdul Latiff, 49, shared the 7-min clip on the Go-Jek Singapore Community Facebook page, saying that the female passenger was upset that he could not avoid the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries during the journey. He had picked her up from Block 251 Bishan Street…

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Singapore 

Woman found dead in Woodlands flat; man arrested for alleged murder, Singapore News

For the past few days at a Woodlands block, neighbours had heard a woman and a man arguing loudly. Yesterday, it ended with the 41-year-old woman dead and a 34-year-old man arrested for murder. Police received a call for assistance at 1.34am and found the woman lying motionless inside a room in a rental flat. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police arrested a suspect yesterday. Both he and the victim are known to each other. The man is due to be charged in court today with murder. Police…

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Home 

Huawei is target of US criminal probe into alleged theft of trade secrets from American firms including T-Mobile

US federal authorities in Seattle are investigating Huawei Technologies for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies including T-Mobile US, according to a person familiar with the matter. The investigation was prompted by civil suits filed against the Chinese telecommunications giant, including a case in which a federal jury in Seattle in 2017 found Hauwei liable for the theft of T-Mobile’s robotic technology, said the person, who asked not to be named because the matter isn’t public. The investigation is at an advanced stage, and an indictment could come soon,…

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Singapore 

Policewoman jailed 5 months for forging statement of alleged molestation victim, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – When a senior police officer was unable to meet an alleged molestation victim to interview her, she decided to speed up the investigation by forging the woman’s statement. Kalaivani Kalimuthu’s account gave the impression that the alleged victim did not mind being touched and recommended that no further action be taken. But when the woman was interviewed later, she denied making the statement – and the senior staff sergeant’s deceit was uncovered. Kalaivani was sentenced to five months’ jail on Tuesday (Jan 8) after pleading guilty last month…

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Singapore 

AGC says its referral of case against lawyer Lee Suet Fern consistent with other cases of alleged misconduct by lawyers, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on Tuesday morning (Jan 8) responded to Mr Lee Hsien Yang’s questioning of its decision to refer a possible professional misconduct case against his lawyer wife to the Law Society. It said that the AGC’s handling of the matter involving Mrs Lee Suet Fern’s role in the preparation of her father-in-law and founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s last will is in accordance with the law, and consistent with how it has handled other cases of alleged professional misconduct by lawyers. The AGC had…

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Singapore 

AVA investigating pet boarding service Platinium Dogs Club after alleged pet mistreatment, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A pet boarding facility based in a Bukit Panjang landed house was raided by the authorities on Saturday (Dec 29) following complaints that pets in its care were allegedly mistreated. It is understood that the raid at Galistan Avenue was carried out by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the police and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The pet boarding service is run by Platinium Dogs Club, which advertises a variety of services on its website, including overnight board for dogs,…

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Singapore 

Police officer forged statement of alleged victim of molestation, portraying her as willing party, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A female police officer forged the statement of a woman who had reported that she was molested, and gave the impression that the alleged victim did not mind being touched. As a result, the alleged victim was to have been warned for making a false police report. But during investigations, it emerged that Senior Staff Sergeant Kalaivani Kalimuthu, 38, had forged the woman’s statement because she could not meet the alleged victim and wanted to complete the investigation quickly. On Thursday (Dec 27), Kalaivani, who has been interdicted…

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China 

EU expands WTO case against China’s alleged forced technology transfers

The European Union expanded its challenge against China at the World Trade Organisation over laws it says force the transfer of technology in areas including electric vehicles and crop seeds. The European Commission, which oversees trade policy in the 28-member European Union, said on Thursday it was significantly broadening and deepening the scope of its World Trade Organisation (WTO) action against China. A European Union official said Brussels had informed its partners of its action, but the challenge was not a joint one. The European Union’s new complaint focuses on…

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