Singapore 

Man, 70, jailed for molesting seven girls in under an hour, Singapore News

An elderly man went on a molesting spree at Clementi Bus Interchange earlier this year, groping seven girls in less than an hour. He also molested three other victims on separate occasions with the youngest being 11 and the oldest, 22. Yeo Kin Choon, 70, was yesterday jailed for 28 weeks on four counts of outrage of modesty, with another six similar charges taken into consideration. He committed these crimes when he was out on bail for one of the offences in February. Court documents showed Yeo’s spree began at…

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Singapore 

50 vehicles stuck in Bedok Mall for up to an hour due to carpark gantry fault, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – About 50 vehicles were stuck in Bedok Mall for up to an hour on Sunday evening (April 14) as its carpark gantry barrier would not lift to allow motorists to leave. The incident happened about 6.20pm due to a fault in the carpark’s gantry system, the mall told The Straits Times on Monday. Apologising to affected shoppers, Bedok Mall centre manager Lun Hwee Hsien said that the barrier was raised from 7.20pm to allow vehicles to exit while the gantry was being repaired. The carpark’s normal operations resumed…

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Singapore 

Woman’s leg trapped in between MRT train and platform at Buona Vista station during peak hour, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman who was travelling on the Circle Line had her leg trapped in the gap in between the platform at Buona Vista Station and an MRT train during the Monday morning (April 8) peak period. In a Facebook post on Monday morning, user Brandon Wong said that the train was “full to the brim and passengers were rushing to get out of the train”. A woman fell after she was pushed and her right leg was caught in the gap from the knee down. The Facebook user…

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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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