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Mersing kayaking incident: ‘We had to keep paddling, or risk drifting away’, Singapore News

It was supposed to be a routine expedition off Mersing, one that some of the members of the kayaking group had gone on before. But what the group of 15 paddlers and one boatman did not expect when they launched their kayaks on Aug 8 was to run into unusually strong winds and choppy seas. It was so bad that the guide of the kayaking group ended up on a different island from the rest of the group. Worse, two members of the group, Madam Puah Geok Tin, 57, and…

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Eye doctor allegedly threw glass bottle at car in road rage incident, Singapore News

A senior consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is alleged to have thrown a glass bottle at a car in a road rage incident earlier this year. Lennard Harold Thean See Yin, 55, the head of ophthalmology at JurongHealth Campus, faces one charge each of committing a rash act and harassment. Ophthalmology deals with eye disorders and diseases. According to court documents, he was driving along Queen Astrid Park Road, in the Holland Village area, on March 18 when the incident happened. At about 8.35pm, Thean allegedly behaved in…

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Grab investigating incident of man confronting delivery guy for allegedly speeding on PMD, Singapore News

“I told him, logically, that if he was able to tap me on the shoulder, then I could not have been speeding. “I went off but then he cursed my mother and I came back and put down my scooter before asking him what’s the issue. “He started getting aggressive and his wife told me to go away but I didn’t. “He then took out his belt and started swinging it at me but his wife stopped him. “I started recording the video after that.” In the video, the man…

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Baidu founder Robin Li's water attacker detained as drenching incident goes viral

The man who drenched Baidu’s billionaire co-founder Robin Li Yanhong with water as he was giving a presentation at the company’s annual tech event in Beijing on Wednesday will be detained for five days for the offence.Chaoyang district police announced the detention on their Weibo account on Thursday after concluding an investigation into the stunt, which shocked attendees, stole the limelight from the company’s latest AI announcements and sparked a social media frenzy in China.The man,… Source link

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SCDF ragging incident: NSF almost made to enter pump well hours before he was pushed into it, says witness, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Nearly four hours before he was pushed into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well, Corporal Kok Yuen Chin had come close to being subject to the kolam ritual earlier that day on May 13 last year. The ritual involves someone getting into the fire station pump well. However, rota commander Kenneth Chong Chee Boon had stepped in. Giving testimony during the ongoing trial where Chong and another Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer linked with Cpl Kok’s death are contesting charges, First Warrant Officer (WO1) Mulifatullah Atan…

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SCDF ragging incident: Officer on standby told to rescue Cpl Kok seconds after fatal push, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Just three seconds after Corporal Kok Yuen Chin fell into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well, a fellow Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer gave instructions in a panic for another to enter the well to save him. The phrase “Go down, faster”, said in Mandarin, is heard repeatedly in video footage that captured the last moments of Cpl Kok, 22, before he is pushed into the 12m-deep well on the night of May 13 last year. The instruction was directed at Cpl Sok Leng, a swimming…

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SCDF ragging incident: Witness says he told NSF that it’s enter pump well or risk being pushed, Singapore News

On the night he drowned, Corporal Kok Yuen Chin was told he had two choices: he could either enter the fire station pump well himself, or be pushed in. This was told to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer by rota mate Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Adighazali Suhaimi during the cake-cutting ceremony on the night of May 13 last year. They had gathered in the control room at Tuas View Fire Station to celebrate Cpl Kok’s impending operationally ready date. SSgt Adighazali had told Cpl Kok, 22, a Malaysian national…

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SCDF ragging incident death: NSF’s last words were ‘cannot encik’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The last words uttered by Corporal Kok Yuen Chin before falling into the 12-m deep pump well were of protest. “Cannot encik,” the 22-year-old had said, just seconds before he was pushed into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well where he drowned during a ragging incident to mark the completion of his national service. Regular specialists in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) are referred to as enciks. Cpl Kok’s last words were heard in video footage shown in court on Monday (June 17) during an ongoing…

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SCDF incident death: Superiors didn’t tell us to stop ragging ritual, says officer, Singapore News

Staff sergeant says the servicemen involved in fatal incident would have listened to them If his commanding officers had told them to stop the “kolam” ritual which involved Corporal Kok Yuen Chin getting into the 12m-deep pump well, the group of servicemen would have listened. This was the testimony of fellow Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer Muhammad Nur Fatwa Mahmood, 34, yesterday. During the May 13 incident last year, Cpl Kok was pushed into the fire station’s pump well as part of activities to mark the completion of his…

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SCDF ragging incident death: 2 commanders of fire station contest charges, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers allegedly involved in a ragging incident which left a full-time national serviceman dead are contesting the charges against them. In the incident on May 13 last year, 22-year-old Corporal Kok Yuen Chin drowned when he was thrown into a pump well at Tuas View Fire Station during a celebration to mark the completion of his national service. The two officers, Kenneth Chong Chee Boon, 38, a lieutenant, and Nazhan Mohamed Nazi, 40, a first senior warrant officer, were commander and deputy…

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