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Jail for private-hire car driver who assaulted man, causing him to lose teeth, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A private-hire car driver punched a man who had refused to cancel his booking, causing the victim to lose two teeth. Mr He Yong, 36, had to have another two teeth extracted as well as they were displaced. The driver, Muhammad Hidir Mohammad Alimon, 32, pleaded guilty on Friday (July 12) to an assault charge and was sentenced to five months’ jail. He was also ordered to pay Mr He $9,146 in compensation. This was the out-of-pocket amount the victim paid for his medical fees. If he is…

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Green corridor: Neighbour says Pasir Ris flat owner causing fire hazard with her potted plants, Singapore News

There are so many potted plants in an 8m stretch of corridor in Pasir Ris that they obscure the door of their owner. The area is dark and shadowy, with close to 80 pots at one time, some of which had plants growing up to 3m tall. The number of plants in the eighth-storey HDB corridor in Block 101 Pasir Ris Street 12 make it difficult for people to pass through, said a neighbour, who posted her complaint on citizen journalism website Stomp last week. The plants are close to…

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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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Former company director charged with causing policewoman’s death by negligent driving, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man driving along Maxwell Road on Feb 10 allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout while turning into Shenton Way and his car hit policewoman Salinah Mohamed. The 40-year-old staff sergeant at the Marina Bay Neighbourhood Police Centre was crossing the road at a traffic light in her favour, court documents showed. Madam Salinah, a mother of three, was taken to Singapore General Hospital, but was taken off life support four days later. American Andrew Charles Vasko, 51, who was a director of two companies until earlier…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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