Singapore 

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses appeal, to start jail term for drug abuse next month, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Audrey Tay May Li, 45, the daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass, will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month after her appeal was dismissed by the High Court on Friday (March 15). In October last year, Tay was sentenced to 22 months’ jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for two years. On one occasion, she had turned up intoxicated for a psychiatric assessment at the Institute of Mental Health. The former public relations consultant, who is divorced, was arrested in August 2015…

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China 

iPhones costs US$800, I was offered a job at Foxconn to assemble them for US$1.7 per hour, 40 hours per week

The gate to Foxconn’s huge Zhengzhou facility is enveloped in a grey haze, pollution hangs constantly in the air.Outside a man is smoking, his luggage at his side. He has been squatting on the ground for more than 10 minutes.“Are you looking for work here?” I asked him. “Yes,” he replied, “you too?”He stubbed out his cigarette, threw his bag on his shoulder and asked me to follow him to the plant’s reception area, where jobseekers can apply for work.The man had previously been a worker at… Source link

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Singapore 

Banks run out of new notes less than an hour after opening, Singapore News

She queued at the POSB pop-up ATMs at Toa Payoh Community Centre for more than two hours on Monday to get new notes for Chinese New Year (CNY). Ms Fiona Sim started at 8.30am, and by 10.30am, the line had more than 30 customers waiting for the ATMs to be replenished. Ms Sim, 38, managed to get the notes. She was one of the lucky ones as some others went away disappointed. She told The New Paper: “I didn’t expect it to take so long… It was a waste of…

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Singapore 

Daughter of Hour Glass founders jailed for drug abuse, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The daughter of the couple who founded luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass was jailed for 22 months on Thursday (Oct 11) for repeatedly abusing drugs over two years. Former public relations consultant Audrey Tay May Li, 45, was also disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined $1,000 for driving without due care and attention. She pleaded guilty to three drug charges and the driving charge on Aug 27. Another five drug-related charges were taken into consideration during sentencing. She was arrested in August 2015 after knocking…

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