Singapore 

Short detention order for e-bike rider who rode into jogger, causing brain injury, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenager who caused a brain injury to a jogger after riding into him on his power-assisted bicycle (PAB) was sentenced to a week’s short detention order on Tuesday (April 16). Joven Heng Gin How, now 20 and a full-time national serviceman, had been riding the vehicle for the first time and reached a speed of around 40kmh on a footpath near Marina Bay Sands. Under the order, offenders are put behind bars for a short time but will not have a criminal record after their release. Heng…

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Singapore 

Youth bashed woman when robbing her, causing multiple facial fractures, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman suffered multiple facial fractures after a teenager out on bail for drug-related offences bashed and robbed her at a HDB lift lobby. The 53-year-old woman was so shaken by the attack last October that she has undergone two psychotherapy sessions. Her attacker, Rishi Christopher, who turned 20 last December, pleaded guilty on Tuesday (April 9) to committing robbery with hurt. He also admitted to one count each of theft, criminal breach of trust and drug possession and consumption. A gag order has been imposed to protect…

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Singapore 

Maid jailed for scratching the faces of two babies, causing one to bleed, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A maid was so angry at being scolded that she scratched the employer’s twin babies, causing one to bleed. The 24-year-old Indonesian, who cannot be named in order to protect the children’s identity, was jailed for 12 weeks on Monday (April 8) for assaulting a 14-month-old boy. A similar charge involving the child’s sister was considered during sentencing. The children’s 31-year-old mother employed the maid in November 2017, assigning her tasks that included taking care of the then newborn babies. On Nov 10 last year, the children’s maternal…

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Singapore 

E-scooter rider fined after colliding with pedestrian, causing injury to left foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A pedestrian injured her left foot after an e-scooter ploughed into her as she was stepping out through a condominium side gate. The rider, Burganoodeen Mohamed Mohideen, 23, was fined $2,000 on Tuesday (March 19) for injuring Ms Betty Chua Siew Kiang by riding the device in a negligent manner. The 37-year-old administrative manager was coming out through the side gate of Forestville condominium in Woodlands Avenue 5 at around 9.45am on May 21 last year when the e-scooter collided into her. Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Hsiao Tien…

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Singapore 

Woman pleads guilty to causing friend’s death in Bukit Timah accident after birthday celebration, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A night of merrymaking for three friends ended tragically when one of them died following a collision involving their car and a bus. On Thursday (March 14), Honami Lam Qixin, 25, pleaded guilty to causing the death of her friend Jasmine Lim Jia Yan, 23, by negligent driving. Ms Lim died in hospital on April 22 last year. The court heard that Lam, a project manager, and her boyfriend Jake Lau Zhi Wei, 26, had gone to Pine Grove near Ulu Pandan Road on April 21 to celebrate…

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Singapore 

Man arrested for disorderly behaviour, causing hurt to police officer outside Lucky Plaza club, Singapore News

A 29-year-old man was arrested for multiple offences after being seen restrained and pinned down by police officers at Lucky Plaza in the wee hours of March 2. Videos circulating online show a crowd gathered outside the Platinum Music World club, located on the third storey of the shopping mall. In one video, a man can be seen putting up a struggle as several police officers tried to restrain him At least two voices, one male and one female, can be heard saying: “Don’t retaliate, don’t retaliate.” However, the man…

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China 

China sounds a clarion call for a property tax, causing real estate stocks to slump, even if the legal basis for the tax is years away

A clarion call by China’s legislature to implement a tax on the nation’s property holdings scared investors into dumping real estate developers’ shares, even if the legal foundation for enacting a nationwide levy is at least five years away.The Shanghai Property Index, which tracks 25 real estate developers on the Shanghai Composite Index, slumped 4.3 per cent on Friday in its biggest one-day percentage decline since October 11, causing at least two of the stocks to fall by their 10-per cent… Source link

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Singapore 

Computers, furniture at office unit completely destroyed by blaze causing $200k worth of damage, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Computers, desks and air-conditioning units were among the items destroyed by a blaze at an office near Balestier Road on Thursday morning (March 7). The third floor unit’s tenant told The Straits Times the fire caused about $200,000 worth of damage. In response to queries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fire at 2 Jalan Rajah at about 7.30am. The fire, first reported by Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao, was put out by SCDF using two water jets. SCDF added that no injuries were…

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Singapore 

18 TTSH staff disciplined for causing dental patients to be treated with non-sterile tools, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has taken disciplinary action, which included warnings and financial penalties, against 18 staff who were responsible for a safety lapse at the hospital’s dental clinic. Between Nov 28 and Dec 5 last year, up to eight patients may have been treated with equipment that had not undergone the final stage of a sterilisation process. Those disciplined included senior management and supervisors who failed to adhere to the established quality and safety requirements, the National Healthcare Group (NHG) said in a statement on Tuesday…

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Singapore 

Naked uncle, 55, arrested after causing 15-min scene at Toa Payoh market, Singapore News

A 55-year-old man was arrested after causing a 15-minute commotion at Toa Payoh Vista Market on Saturday morning (Dec 29). Several Stompers alerted Stomp to a video circulating on WhatsApp, showing the man strutting around the market while naked and barefoot. He can be seen holding a bundle of clothes in his hands. In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance at Block 71 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh at 8.30am and arrested the man under Section 7 of the Mental Health Act. According…

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