Singapore 

Ex-bank executive found guilty of sharing information to promote child sex activities, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A senior bank executive formerly with Deutsche Bank met up with four other men in Singapore and shared with them information to promote child sex activities in the Philippines. German national Michael Frank Hartung, who used to earn $250,000 a year, was unaware that the other men were undercover police officers. After a trial of more than 20 days, District Judge Ng Cheng Thiam on Friday (July 12) found the 48-year-old Singapore permanent resident guilty of two counts of distributing such information to the men, identified only as Michael,…

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Singapore 

Auntie aims toothpick at sleepy child on MRT, netizens defend her, Singapore News

How far would you go to protect your personal space? An auntie in Singapore presented a moral dilemma that divided netizens when she was photographed extending a toothpick towards a child who was falling asleep on her. The image in question was posted on r/trashy, a community on reddit with over 1.4 million members internationally, three days ago. The community describes itself as a place to share “trashy stories” and content that is “downright trashy, low-class, no-class”. The original poster, maxdilbe, confirmed that the photo was taken in an MRT…

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Singapore 

Father arrested for alleged murder of his two-year-old child, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 34-year-old man has been arrested for the suspected murder of a two-year-old child on Sunday (June 16) in Sengkang, the police said in a statement on Monday (June 17). The police responded to a call requesting for assistance at Block 163B, Rivervale Crescent at 10.24pm and found a two-year-old child lying motionless in the bedroom of a unit in the block. A 34-year-old man was also found injured inside the same bedroom. Both the suspect and the child were taken to Sengkang General Hospital where the child…

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Singapore 

Why treating yourself can save money when you’re expecting a child, Lifestyle, Singapore News

If you’re expecting a child, chances are your expenses are already high. From doctor visits to preparing for your newborn child, you might feel pressured to cut your spending elsewhere. Surprisingly, this can actually be an expensive choice in the long run. By relaxing your budget and treating yourself, you may actually be able to save in the long run. GETTING STRESSED OUT CAN BE PHYSICALLY & FISCALLY COSTLY Pregnancy is a time of substantial hormonal change. Cortisol-commonly known as the “stress hormone”-increases significantly and can endanger the health of…

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Singapore 

Singapore-based paedophile Boris Kunsevitsky produced child pornography, stored it in e-folder named ‘jailbait’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – For more than 15 years, convicted Australian paedophile Boris Kunsevitsky documented his sexual abuse of 47 children, including five in Singapore, on videos and in photographs that he stored in an online file entitled “jailbait”. The term is slang for someone who is below the legal age of consent for sexual activity, and Kunsevitsky had produced more than 1,000 photographs or videos of child pornography. His crimes were detailed in court documents the Australian authorities gave to The Straits Times. Kunsevitsky, 53, had pleaded guilty in a Melbourne…

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Singapore 

My child has myopia: 600 degrees by Primary 1, Singapore News

At five years old, Kelvin’s (not his real name) eyesight was so bad that he could hardly make out what his kindergarten teacher was writing on the whiteboard. An eye check revealed that he had myopia of over 300 degrees in his left eye, and 200 degrees in his right. “At home, there was no need to look at faraway objects or words, so we didn’t realise that he could not see clearly. Plus, he was so young, nobody thought his eyesight would be so bad,” explains his mum Angeline…

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Singapore 

Primary 1 English: 8 things your child must know before he starts primary school, Singapore News

How do you prepapre your kid for Primary 1 English? Gone are the days when reading aloud in class or chanting grammar exercises by rote (stuff you used to do at school) was the norm. Children in Primary 1 now enjoy creative, expressive and interactive activities like show and tell, journal writing and multimedia experiences like those found on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Stellar programme. But they now face new and different challenges. For one, there used to be less emphasis on “speaking up”; the more outspoken ones volunteered…

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Hongkongers are ditching the idea that raising a child is a pathway to a golden retirement, survey finds

The Chinese traditional saying of “raising a child to prepare for retirement” is looking increasingly outdated as 26 per cent of Hong Kong parents nearing retirement age help pay for their adult children’s monthly living expenses, while 9 per cent help pay towards a home purchase for their children, according to a survey of AXA Hong Kong.The survey, released by AXA on Thursday, polled 1,013 Hong Kong people earlier this month, tracking the views of parents aged between 49 to 59 and a younger… Source link

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Singapore 

Police investigating case of e-scooter rider who allegedly hit child along Orchard Road, Singapore News

The police are investigating a case of an e-scooter rider who allegedly hit a child along Orchard Road on Friday evening (Apr 19). Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to a video of the confrontation between the rider and the child’s father that was posted to Complaint Singapore’s Facebook group page. In the video, a group of women are seen tending to a child as his father hurls vulgarities at the e-scooter rider. According to the post, the father of the kid had allegedly punched the rider after he struck his son. It added…

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Singapore 

PCF Sparkletots, student care centre food poisoning numbers rise; 1 child still in hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The number of staff and children affected in a recent spate of pre-school food poisoning cases has risen by over a dozen to more than 250. A PCF Sparkletots spokesman said on Monday (April 1) that there are now 229 affected children and 12 affected staff, bringing the total across its various affected branches to 241. This is an increase from the PAP Community Foundation’s (PCF’s) previous figure of 222 at 4pm on Thursday. Including the 16 cases at Plan Student Care Centre announced by the Ministry of…

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