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Woman trapped under car in Punggol accident loses left foot and has operations to save other foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman who was trapped under a car in an accident in Punggol earlier this month has lost her left foot and undergone multiple surgical operations to save her remaining foot. Madam Alice Hee, who is in her 50s, was on her way to service at the Church of the Transfiguration with her husband and daughter on Feb 3 when the accident happened. They were waiting to cross the road at Punggol Central near the church when a car slammed into the family tailfirst, pinning Madam Hee to…

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2-year-old girl left “screaming and crying for help” after being pinned down by boy at IKEA Tampines, Singapore News

IKEA is investigating an incident where a two-year-old girl was pinned down by a three-year-old boy in the play area of its Tampines outlet last Thursday (Feb 7). Stomp contributor Chanel, who is the aunt of the two-year-old girl, said she was with her brother and her sister-in-law when they witnessed the incident at around 3.45pm. Chanel told Stomp: “Adults are not allowed to accompany children into the Småland play area so we watched from the window. “My niece had gone in for only five minutes when I saw a…

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Van mounts kerb to overtake traffic from left at Newton Circus, Singapore News

A van driver was caught on camera mounting a kerb in an effort to overtake traffic from the left. The video was posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook group page and according to the caption, the incident happened on Wednesday (Jan 16) at Newton Circus. The timestamp indicates it was at about 9.34am. In the video, traffic had come to a standstill as motorists were giving way to others at the roundabout when the van came barrelling through on the left. 16jan2018 newton circle hiace mount kerb to overtake from…

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Short-seller Andrew Left launches second appeal against trading ban in Hong Kong

American short-seller Andrew Left, head of Citron Research, has launched a second appeal against a ruling by the Market Misconduct Tribunal for publishing a false report on Evergrande Real Estate Group in 2012, according to his lawyer Timothy Loh. The hearing will take place at the Court of Appeal of Hong Kong on January 30 and 31, Loh told the Post. The significance of the case is that it marks the first legal action of the Securities and Futures commission against a short seller with ramifications for free speech, Loh…

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As ‘Big Four’ move into legal sector, Hong Kong firms left to ponder independence, fair competition

Inroads into Hong Kong’s legal sector by EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte, the “Big Four” international accounting and audit firms, are raising questions about the future of rules governing the ownership of law firms in the special administrative region. Legal services in Hong Kong are organised as independent companies that work under a brand umbrella, using the associated network to connect with other services or similar legal firms in different jurisdictions. This allows firms, essentially working on behalf of one of the Big Four, to also operate independently. For instance,…

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Car left stuck in a drain after accident at Lorong Chuan junction, six people injured, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An accident between two cars left one of the vehicles stuck in a drain on Monday afternoon (Dec 3). The police were alerted to an accident between the two vehicles, a silver Toyota and a grey Mercedes, at the junction of Boundary Road and Lorong Chuan at 3.56pm. Six people aged between seven months and 53 were conscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the police said. The Straits Times understands that none of their injuries are life-threatening. The accident left…

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Woman gets letter 31 years after mum’s death to claim $2 in accrued interest left in CPF, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Thirty-one years after Rahayu Mazlan received payouts from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) following the death of her mother, the outstanding balance – under $2 – finally found its way to her. The 51-year-old housewife had received a letter dated Oct 4 from the CPF Board stating that as part of its “regular reviews”, it had found some leftover savings in her late mother’s account since the last withdrawal in 1987. She has until Nov 5 to claim it. She had already obtained some money from CPF upon her mother’s…

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Fire at Tampines flat caused by PMD that was left charging; elderly woman taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A personal mobility device (PMD) that was being charged in a Tampines Housing Board flat living room resulted in an electrical fire on Tuesday (Oct 9). An elderly woman was taken to hospital due to the incident. The fire broke out in a 10th floor unit at Block 240 Tampines Street 21. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire at around 5.15pm. Firefighters extinguished the fire with a compressed air foam backpack, and later used a water jet to damp down the…

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