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Maid jailed for throwing five-year-old boy onto ground in Punggol while carrying him, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A maid smacked her employer’s five-year-old son in a field in Punggol and deliberately threw him onto the ground twice when he struggled as she tried to carry him. An eyewitness recorded a video of the incident with her mobile phone and posted the clip on a WeChat group earlier this year (2019). Deputy Public Prosecutor Ang Siok Chen said the video later went viral and was shared on Facebook as well as on citizen journalism site Stomp. The 24-year-old Indonesian maid was sentenced on Tuesday (Aug 20)…

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Former horse jockey jailed 18 months for sex with boy, 13, Singapore News

After an exchange of messages discussing the price for the act, it was agreed that Aslam would pay the boy, who cannot be named due to a gag order, $130. The boy’s father reported the matter to the police in February last year, when he learnt that his son had engaged in sexual activities. Court documents showed that before they met, Aslam had asked the victim for his age and the latter claimed he was 17. This was the only time he asked the boy his age. On Jan 30…

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Clip of boy peeing into plants at Gardens by the Bay angers Singaporeans, Singapore News

When you gotta go, you gotta go. A little boy was recently spotted taking a leak in public at Gardens by the Bay. In a video clip posted on reddit, the child was seen urinating into some plants at the tourist attraction while the adults around him looked on. A woman also helped the child pull up his pants before he trotted off. They could be heard speaking Mandarin in the video but it is unclear if they’re Chinese tourists. And boy are some Singaporeans angry after watching the clip. “No…

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Father jailed for assaulting 5-year-old autistic boy who was ‘playing roughly’ near his sons, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A father of two lashed out at a five-year-old autistic boy after seeing him “playing roughly” near his children in a sandpit. Soo Wen Jie kicked the child in the stomach after he tried to take a plastic shovel from him, then swung his arm at him, knocking him onto a slide. The incident was caught on camera and went viral on social media while the boy, who attends a school for students with special needs, had to see a psychologist after the incident. Soo, 29, was sentenced…

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Probation for volunteer who committed indecent act on boy in church, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A volunteer at a church student care centre lured a 10-year-old boy to a toilet at the place of worship last July and committed an indecent act on the child. The full-time national serviceman, 20, was sentenced on Monday (May 13) to 18 months’ probation and ordered to perform 130 hours of community service. His parents were bonded for $5,000 to ensure his good behaviour, and he must remain indoors from 10pm to 6am every day. He also has to undergo psychological treatment to address his sexual offending…

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Grab driver goes the extra mile to take injured boy to hospital without extra charges, Singapore News

A little bit of kindness can go a long way.  One Grab driver recently put compassion over profit after he overheard that his passenger’s son was injured in school.  In a post on May 8, Facebook user Mi Ke shared his encounter with a kind Grab driver who helped his injured son. He wrote that he was informed by his son’s school that the boy suffered a head injury and was told to pick him up early. The incident prompted him to take urgent leave from work to take his son to…

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Boy, 5, injured after slipper gets caught in Jewel Changi’s escalator, Singapore News

A boy suffered abrasions to his toes on Saturday (May 11) night after his slipper was caught in an escalator at Jewel Changi. The 5-year-old had been travelling with his family from level one to basement one. It is unclear how his slipper got caught in the edge of the escalator, causing his right foot to get trapped in the machinery. The boy tear held back his tears while he waited for help, a witness surnamed Lee told Lianhe Wanbao. As 50 or so passers-by surrounded the family, airport security officers…

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Ex-bus driver jailed for negligent act, causing multiple injuries to boy, 12, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The driver of a bus that hit a 12-year-old boy, causing serious injuries that required intensive hospital care, was jailed for two weeks on Tuesday (May 7). The Malaysian man was also banned from driving in Singapore for two years after his release. The court heard that the boy, who cannot be named due to his age, suffered multiple fractures, a lacerated liver, a bruised bladder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Raman Sambasiwan, 63, pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to the boy by performing a negligent act at…

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Netizens raise $350k for leukaemia-stricken Malaysian boy in NUH with 1 month to live, Singapore News

Given a month to live, 11-year-old Tan Yong Hong is fighting another relapse of leukaemia at the National University Hospital (NUH) here. His sister, Tan Hooi Ling, created an online fund-raising campaign on the Give.Asia site earlier this month to help her family foot expected hospital fees of $300,000, including a down payment of $50,000. “Both my parents have been sleeping at the ward due to shortage of funds and I am still in school, staying at the dormitory,” wrote Ms Tan on the campaign’s page. Netizens touched by her…

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Adjunct teacher jailed for assaulting boy, 10, whom he accused of bullying his son, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A secondary school adjunct teacher confronted a 10-year-old boy whom he accused of bullying his son, and shoved him against a wall. The boy complained of chest pain, and a small fracture to one of his ribs was found after an X-ray at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Tan Chin Tai, 43, pleaded guilty to an assault charge on Monday (April 27) and was sentenced to seven weeks’ jail. The boy, who was a classmate of Tan’s son, cannot be named due to a gag order to protect his…

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