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Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Construction worker molested boy, 11, in MRT train while father was nearby, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A construction worker molested an 11-year-old boy in an MRT train while the child’s father was standing nearby. For committing the offence, Faruk Abdulla Al, 27, who is from Bangladesh, was sentenced on Friday (March 8) to 15 weeks’ jail. District Judge Ng Cheng Thiam convicted him of a molestation charge last month after a two-day trial. In his submissions, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nicholas Lai said the incident took place while the boy and his father were on their way to visit the child’s grandmother in Tampines on…

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Recalcitrant paedophile sexually violated 8-year-old while another boy tried to stop him, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A paedophile, who sexually violated the eight-year-old son of a friend despite the valiant efforts of another boy to protect the victim, pleaded guilty in the High Court on Wednesday (Feb 13). The prosecution is seeking at least 12 years’ preventive detention for Sanusi Ahmad, 57, a recalcitrant offender who has spent a large part of his life behind bars since he was 26. The current offences were committed less than a year after he was released from jail for molesting and threatening a 29-year-old woman with a…

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2-year-old girl left “screaming and crying for help” after being pinned down by boy at IKEA Tampines, Singapore News

IKEA is investigating an incident where a two-year-old girl was pinned down by a three-year-old boy in the play area of its Tampines outlet last Thursday (Feb 7). Stomp contributor Chanel, who is the aunt of the two-year-old girl, said she was with her brother and her sister-in-law when they witnessed the incident at around 3.45pm. Chanel told Stomp: “Adults are not allowed to accompany children into the Småland play area so we watched from the window. “My niece had gone in for only five minutes when I saw a…

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Baby boy makes surprise arrival at Mount Alvernia on CNY, the first to be born in Year of the Pig, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Little Ethan Poon gave his parents a Chinese New Year surprise when he made his appearance at the stroke of midnight on Feb 5, making him the first baby here to be born in the Year of the Pig. First-time parents Poon Yee Siang, 30, and Wong Ee Wen, 28, had been expecting their newborn to arrive a month later on March 3, but Ms Wong began experiencing unbearable contractions after a reunion dinner at her grandmother-in-law’s house. The couple, who have been married for two years, visited…

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Teenage boy posed as female sex workers online to cheat men of $3,200, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenage boy went online and pretended to be two different female sex workers, duping 16 men of $3,200 when they tried to engage the women’s services. Polytechnic student Lee Chao Hunt, 19, pleaded guilty in court on Monday (Jan 28) to five cheating charges. They involve five victims who had transferred more than $1,000 in all. The remaining 12 charges involving 11 other men and an additional $2,200 will be considered during sentencing. One man was cheated twice. Deputy Public Prosecutor Michelle Tay said that in 2016,…

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Boy, 7, goes on ‘adventure’ as frantic mum, cops search for him, Singapore News

He would often run off and then wait for them at My First Skool at Block 66 Kallang Bahru. But yesterday was different. When the mother, who wanted to be known only as Madam Siti, got there, little Danish Fazlee, who has mild autism, was nowhere to be seen. But she was still not too concerned because “he likes to visit some toy shops along the way”. Madam Siti, 24, told The New Paper: “He knows his way around. He has never been out alone and would always wait for…

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5-year-old boy falls to his death after he was locked inside 8th floor Woodlands office, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A five-year-old who was accidentally locked inside his parents’ Woodlands Close office unit fell eight storeys to his death on Saturday (Jan 5). It is believed that he attempted to escape through a window. The police said that they were alerted to a fall from height case at 11 Woodlands Close at about 9pm. The boy was found lying motionless at the foot of the building. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The police are investigating the unnatural death. A priest performing rites near the…

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Siblings receive SCDF award for saving drowning boy on Christmas Day, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – On Dec 25 last year, Miss Mikkaela Cordova, 20, and her brother Joshua, 13, jumped into a pool at their condominium to save a teenager who was drowning. After pulling the unconscious 16-year-old boy out of the water and finding that he was not breathing, Ms Cordova performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him until he regained consciousness. For their heroic act at Marymount View condominium, the pair were presented Community Lifesaver Awards by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Saturday (Jan 5), at the 1st SCDF Division…

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Boy, 13, arrested after allegedly knocking down woman at Pasir Ris Park while on e-bike, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 13-year-old was arrested after he allegedly knocked down a woman while riding his electronic bicycle on Friday (Dec 28). A video of the incident was originally uploaded on Facebook, but appeared to have been taken down as of 5pm on Saturday. Screengrabs of the video were also uploaded on citizen journalism website Stomp. In the video, a group of about five young people can be seen confronting the boy after the accident. The woman is seen lying on her side on the road as three other young…

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