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Malaysian who evaded arrest for 30 years gets 8½ years’ jail for killing man, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Malaysian odd-job worker who killed a colleague in 1986 in a fight over $1,000 evaded arrest for 30 years, and even returned to Singapore a few times over the years, the High Court was told on Monday. In 2006, with technological advances, Arumugam Veerasamy was linked to the crime through his fingerprints that were left on a beer bottle. But it was not until 2016 that he was arrested when he entered Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint. His name had been misspelt on his Singapore work permit and…

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Toxic employers face jail as South Korea tackles workplace bullying, Singapore News

In one of the most high-profile cases, an heiress to the Korean Air fortune threw a temper tantrum at cabin crew after being served nuts in a bag instead of a bowl in 2014 – earning instant “nut rage” notoriety. Rigid company hierarchies, intense competition for jobs and deference to status all contribute to toxic work environments in an economy dominated by family-run conglomerates. In Ms Jung’s case, her harasser was the CEO’s father. “He once told me the building was shaking whenever I walked – because I was ‘too…

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Jail for private-hire car driver who assaulted man, causing him to lose teeth, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A private-hire car driver punched a man who had refused to cancel his booking, causing the victim to lose two teeth. Mr He Yong, 36, had to have another two teeth extracted as well as they were displaced. The driver, Muhammad Hidir Mohammad Alimon, 32, pleaded guilty on Friday (July 12) to an assault charge and was sentenced to five months’ jail. He was also ordered to pay Mr He $9,146 in compensation. This was the out-of-pocket amount the victim paid for his medical fees. If he is…

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Mother gets 6½ years’ jail for abusing young son and fracturing his skull, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman abused her 23-month-old son so severely that he ended up with cerebral palsy and the developmental age of a six-month-old child. He also had to be fed through a tube inserted into the stomach. The court heard that in March last year, the woman slapped the boy, then 23 months old, so hard that he fell and hit his head on a metal table leg. This caused him to suffer severe head injuries. On another occasion, she fractured his arm by yanking it forcefully when he…

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Zhang Xiaolei, founder of Chinese fintech firm Qbao, to serve 15-year jail firm for fraudulent fundraising

Zhang Xiaolei, a prominent figure in China’s fintech sector, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme that involved at least 50 billion yuan (US$7.25 billion) of investors’ money.The Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu province handed down the punishment to Zhang, 50, after charging him with financial fraud and embezzling depositors’ money through illegal fundraising, and confiscated 100 million yuan of his assets, Xinhua reported on Friday.Zhang, who… Source link

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Jail for two brothers who threw Molotov cocktails at St James Power Station nightspot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two brothers flung Molotov cocktails at a bar in St James Power Station after bouncers told the older sibling and his friends to get out of another nightspot in the vicinity following a dispute in 2016. Bryan Ho Chang Rong, 29, was sentenced to two years and four months’ jail on Monday (June 17), while his younger brother Cephas Ho Jin An, 26, was given two years and nine months’ jail. The pair, who committed the offence with three friends, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count each…

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Former City Harvest Church leader Tan Ye Peng released from jail, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Tan Ye Peng, who was jailed for his role in the largest case of misuse of charitable funds in Singapore’s history, has been released from prison. The Singapore Prison Service confirmed with The Straits Times on Saturday (June 8) that Mr Tan, 46, was released from custody on June 1 after taking remission into account. The former deputy senior pastor was sentenced to three years and two months’ jail for misappropriating millions in church funds. He started his sentence on April 21,…

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Jail for company director linked to investors who lost more than $700,000, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean director of two companies ran a “fly by night” operation in which 29 people invested more than $1 million in a pool to buy properties in the United States. Doris Tan Stephenson, who used to be known as Clara Tan Lisin, made the investment decisions alone and there was no indication whether she met the minimum competency requirements, a district court heard on Thursday (May 30). The investors later lost more than $700,000, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Magdalene Huang. The investment scheme, known as the Capital…

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‘Belligerent’ NTU professor gets jail, fine and driving ban after road rage incident, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A university professor who vented his fury at a fellow motorist in a road rage incident received a lecture of his own in court. Wang Jianliang – an associate professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU ) – was branded “belligerent” by a judge, who heard how the 57-year-old had braked abruptly three times in front of a car that had not given way to him. The professor then got out of his vehicle on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) to argue with the other driver, grabbing his arm…

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Businessman gets 6 years’ jail for paying hitmen to attack lover of beauty queen mistress, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Unhappy that his mistress of almost two years had taken another lover, a married businessman ordered his rival to be attacked, leaving the victim with a scar that is likely to be permanent. For ordering the attack, Lim Hong Liang, 55, was sentenced on Tuesday (May 21) to six years’ jail. Following a 10-day trial, District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt convicted him on April 2 of taking part in a seven-person conspiracy to cause grievous hurt to banquet waiter Joshua Koh Kian Yong, 35. The judge also found…

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