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Missing lawyer Jeffrey Ong, linked to $33m case involving Allied Tech, arrested and charged with cheating another firm, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Managing partner of JLC Advisors law firm, Jeffrey Ong Su Aun, who is allegedly linked to missing monies totalling more than $33 million, has been arrested and is now facing a cheating charge. The 41-year-old Singaporean lawyer was caught in Malaysia and was taken back to Singapore on May 30. He was charged with one count of cheating on June 1 in a Singapore district court. On Feb 19, Ong allegedly deceived CCJ Investments into believing that Suite Development had entered into a loan agreement with it. He…

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Baoshang Bank takeover connected to misappropriation of funds but was an isolated case, China’s central bank says

China’s central bank said the government takeover of Baoshang Bank Co. was an isolated case, while revealing the seizure was triggered by misappropriation of funds by its largest shareholder.The People’s Bank of China said on Sunday that it does not have plans to take over other institutions and that it’s confident in maintaining financial stability in markets, according to a statement released on its website.Tomorrow Group, an investment conglomerate led by financier Xiao Jianhua, holds about… Source link

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Ler Teck Siang, doctor in HIV-data leak case, allegedly helped abusers inject illegal drugs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Singaporean doctor involved in the HIV Registry data leak scandal allegedly used his medical skills to inject drug abusers, the court heard on Thursday (May 30). Ler Teck Siang, who is 38 this year, is accused of providing “slamming” services, street slang for administering illegal substances by injection. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Nicholas Wuan said Ler was so proficient at it that the word spread and reached the ears of a Sim Eng Chee who engaged his services. “This is a case of a medical practitioner who…

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Jail for man linked to $37.4m fraud case, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singapore-based company director has admitted in court his connection to a 2008 case in which Citibank in New York was duped into transferring US$27.2 million (more than S$37 million) from the corporate account of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to various beneficiaries worldwide. On Thursday (May 16), a Singapore district court heard that between Oct 2 and 16 that year, Citibank received 24 payment instructions purportedly sent by NBE and it later transferred the money to various other accounts in countries such as Australia, Japan and…

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Man charged in latest NUS Peeping Tom case, Singapore News

The National University of Singapore (NUS) student who allegedly filmed a female hallmate in the shower last Saturday changed his clothes immediately to avoid being identified, said the police. The latest alleged culprit in a string of Peeping Tom cases reported at local universities in the past month, Joel Rasis Ismail, 26, was charged in court yesterday with one count of criminal trespass and one count of insulting the modesty of a 23-year-old woman. According to charge sheets, the Singaporean allegedly trespassed into a female bathroom at Kuok Foundation House,…

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MOH confirms first case of monkeypox in Singapore, Singapore, Health News

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health has confirmed one imported case of monkeypox infection in Singapore, involving a Nigerian national who arrived last month for a workshop. The 38-year-old man tested positive for the rare viral disease, which is primarily transmitted to humans from animals, on Wednesday (May 8), said MOH on Thursday. It is the first case of monkeypox reported here. He is currently in an isolation ward at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), and is in stable condition. Meanwhile, 22 out of 23 individuals who have…

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NUS Peeping Tom case: Monica Baey urges online bullying against Nicholas Lim to stop, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Nearly two weeks since Instagram stories she posted took on a life of their own, National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey has again took to the social media platform to call for the online harassment against her perpetrator to stop. In an Instagram post on Wednesday (May 1) titled “closure”, Ms Baey noted that change at the university is afoot, but also spoke out against those who disagreed with the way she shared her story as a victim of sexual assault. On April 18, the 23-year-old…

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NUS to work with students to tighten security on campus in wake of Monica Baey case, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The National University of Singapore (NUS) will work with student representatives to tighten security in the bathrooms of all students’ halls of residence. It will also introduce educational seminars on respect, consent and awareness for all students, faculty and staff, from August when the new academic year starts. Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS senior deputy president and provost, announced these “immediate actions” on Friday evening (April 26) in an e-mail to students. His e-mail, which was seen by The Straits Times, followed a town hall held at the…

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Second peeping Tom case in four days reported at NTU, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A police report has been made against a 22-year-old male suspect on April 18 for filming a fellow female student showering at a hall of residence in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The incident at Tamarind Hall is the second reported case in four days at NTU. The first occurred at the university’s Hall 3 on April 21, when a 19-year-old male trespasser had allegedly taken photographs of a male undergraduate in the shower. The male suspect was “neither a student nor employee of NTU”, an NTU spokesman had…

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