Singapore 

Elderly couple finds $25k, jewellery missing from safe on same day maid leaves their Tampines home, police investigating, Singapore News

The police told Stomp they are investigating an incident where around $25,000 and two pieces of jewellery went missing from a safe in a flat at Tampines Street 83 on Sep 11. Mr Lim informed Stomp that his brother made a police report after they discovered the items were missing from his elderly parents’ safe on the same day the couple’s maid had left their home. He added that the maid had taken her passport that was in the safe as well. He said they had employed the maid in…

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Unnatural death in Chinatown: Police investigating if contents of cooking pot are human remains, Singapore News

In what could potentially be a gruesome discovery, police are investigating if the contents found in a cooking pot are human remains. The pot and its contents were removed by investigators from a one-room rental flat on the eighth storey of Block 52 Chin Swee Road on Tuesday. Police said they were alerted to the unnatural death at about 8.30pm. Citing unnamed sources, Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday that a human foetus is suspected to have been cooked in the pot. Residents who spoke to The New Paper…

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Police investigating woman who drove against traffic at Upper Cross Street, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman is assisting with police investigations after clips of her driving against traffic went viral online. Police said on Sunday (Sept 8) that they were alerted on Friday at 10.24pm to a case of dangerous driving on Upper Cross Street in the direction of South Bridge Road. No injuries were reported. A 32-year-old woman is assisting the police with investigations. The Straits Times understands that she is the driver. In videos posted on Facebook, a black Mercedes Benz car can be seen moving in a direction opposite…

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More than 50 Punggol Primary pupils, teachers fall ill during camp; school, authorities investigating, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A total of 46 Punggol Primary School pupils and five teachers suffered from diarrhoea and stomach pain during a camp which has since been cut short. In response to queries from The Straits Times, its principal Hanafi Asmore said three students first reported these symptoms on Thursday (Aug 29) – the first night of what was to have been a three-day camp. He said: “Of the affected pupils, 30 said that they were well enough to continue and 15 were sent home.” One pupil was hospitalised for observation and discharged on…

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Police investigating fake news being circulated about gang fights and activities in Singapore, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating recent text messages and videos alleging fights and activities between various gangs in different parts of Singapore, it said in a statement on Saturday (Aug 24). The text messages and videos also advised the public to stay away from the areas to remain safe. Some of the text messages being investigated also alleged that gang members would beat up those who refused to join their gang. In the statement, the police verified that none of the alleged incidents had occurred and assured the public…

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MOH, SFA investigating after 18 typhoid fever cases in 3 weeks, Singapore News

This involves interviewing affected individuals to identify common links and collecting food and water samples for testing. Household members of those who fell ill have also been tested and advised to seek medical help if they develop symptoms, said the ministry and SFA. In cases where the affected individuals are also food handlers, they will not be allowed to work until they have fully recovered. “As an added precaution, MOH has informed doctors through an alert to remain vigilant and report typhoid fever cases.” Dr Leong Hoe Nam, an infectious…

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NTU investigating inappropriate student behaviour at freshman orientation camp, Singapore News

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is investigating inappropriate student behaviour at one of the university’s freshman orientation camps. A video which circulated on Instagram last weekend shows a group of male and female freshmen chanting an inappropriate word while gyrating and making some lewd gestures.  The Straits Times understands that it was likely part of cheers written by students. Associate Professor Victor Yeo, deputy associate provost for student life at NTU, told ST that the university is investigating the incident. “Looking at the video, the cheer is not in line with the standards set…

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Gojek investigating case of driver failing to pick up couple after telling them “the weather is too hot”, Singapore News

Gojek told Stomp that it is investigating an incident where a Gojek driver failed to pick up an elderly couple after telling them “the weather is too hot“. Stomp contributor Justin alerted Stomp to the incident on behalf of his friends, an elderly couple. The couple had booked a ride on the Gojek app from their office at Citilink Warehouse Complex in Pasir Panjang to their home in Seletar on Saturday afternoon (Aug 3). At 3.08pm, the driver messaged them and said he was taking a break at Alexandra Retail…

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Grab investigating video of driver hurling racist remarks at passenger during ride to Little India, Singapore News

Ride-hailing firm Grab is investigating an incident where a driver was caught on camera making racist remarks towards a passenger during a ride last Friday morning (July 26). The passenger, Mr Kishore Shan, told Stomp that he had booked a $6 Grab ride from The Bencoolen to Farrer Park Station Road in Little India at around 10.40am. Mr Kishore recounted: “While en route to my destination, I told the driver that I was short of $1 but not to worry as my client was waiting for me at the drop-off…

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Advertising authority investigating whether Huawei breached guidelines in smartphone promotion, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s advertising authority is investigating whether tech giant Huawei breached industry guidelines in its promotion of a smartphone deal that led to chaotic scenes at its stores across the island last Friday (July 26). The Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (Asas) said in response to queries on Tuesday that it has received 10 complaints on the Huawei promotion. It is engaging Huawei to assess if the Chinese phone maker had complied with the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice guidelines on the availability of products and bait advertising. According…

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