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Man seen tapping in and out of MRT gantries was part of SimplyGo trial; Nets gets LTA warning, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Payment service provider Nets has been warned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) following investigations of an incident where a man was seen tapping in and out of several gantries at an MRT station. A video of the incident, which reportedly took place at the Outram Park station on May 17, was uploaded on Facebook on May 18. In a statement on Friday (May 24), LTA said that it has investigated the incident and confirmed that the incident arose from testing conducted by Nets as part of its…

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Man charged with molesting beer lady at Woodlands coffee shop: Video shows friend filming police, Singapore News

A 41-year-old man allegedly molested a beer lady at a coffee shop in Woodlands by using his left hand to slap her buttocks. The police told Stomp in response to queries that they were alerted to a case of alleged outrage of modesty at Block 304 Woodlands Street 31 on May 18, at 9.49pm. Chinese national Yu Zhiyong was charged on Thursday (May 23) with one count of using criminal force on the 30-year-old woman, intending to outrage her modesty, reported Lianhe Zaobao. A video circulating on Facebook shows Yu,…

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Man jailed 10 months for slashing housemate over refusal to drink, Singapore News

The two men were having dinner and drinks with fellow housemates when the pair got into a tiff. Having consumed beer and liquor, Chinese national Zhao Dong, 41, declined to drink any more when one of his housemates took out a bottle of white wine. But Li Yubao, 31, insisted Mr Zhao drink and the men got into a scuffle. Li, who is also a Chinese national, grabbed a knife from the kitchen and slashed Mr Zhao’s left arm, which the latter had used to shield his face. DEEP WOUND…

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Singaporean man, 62, dies after driving from Johor to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore News

A Singaporean man died of a heart attack on Monday (May 20) after an overnight drive to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s China Press reported that the 62-year-old drove a friend from Johor to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the night of May 19. He made his way home after dropping off his friend. The 336km-long trip, which would take at least 3 hours and 15 mins, might have taken a toll on the man. He was found dead at a petrol station near the airport around 4am on May 20. A…

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Daily roundup: Man went from poly dropout to Cambridge graduate – and other top stories today, Singapore News

1. He went from poly dropout to Cambridge graduate So how did he go from hating his textbooks to being driven to succeed? Mr Leung believes it was a combination of his parents’ support and maturity… » READ MORE 2. Why getting the Singapore government to ban porn sites won’t stop people from getting off online Photo: Flickr/Marco Verch Instead of deconstructing the complex, multi-layered causes of sexual assault in Singapore, one prudish lady believes that pornography is its root cause… » READ MORE 3. Sneak peek at the new Funan mall and what you…

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Jobless man admits to killing waitress after dispute over cost of mobile phone repair, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 28-year-old man on Tuesday (May 21) admitted in court that he had thrown his friend from a multi-storey carpark after a dispute over a phone she had lent him. Syed Maffi Hasan was convicted of murder after he said he had lifted part-time waitress Atika Dolkifli, 23, and thrown her over the parapet of Deck 5A at a carpark in Toa Payoh Lorong 2 on the night of Aug 31, 2015. He will be sentenced at a later date. He faces the death penalty or life imprisonment…

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Elderly man dies from injuries after accident along Lentor Walk, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An elderly man was injured in an accident as he was driving along Lentor Walk on Saturday (May 18), and subsequently died. The police were alerted to the accident at around 6.20pm on Saturday. The 69-year-old man was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he died from his injuries. According to Chinese-language paper Shin Min Daily News, the accident occurred near a playground which is about 200m from the man’s home. A passer-by said the silver Mercedes car hit a kerb before moving towards the playground and…

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Li Hejun, once China’s richest man, gets approval from shareholders to take troubled Hanergy unit private

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, the company whose stunning stock market performance once made its chairman the richest man in China, will be delisted from the Hong Kong stock exchange next month after shareholders approved plans to take it private.The company said in a filing to the exchange on Sunday that 97.25 per cent of shareholders had voted in favour of the privatisation scheme in a shareholder meeting a day earlier. The vote gives the green light for the firm to delist on June 11, and… Source link

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Most uplifting video you’ll watch today: DHL driver piggybacks elderly man struggling to cross road, Singapore News

Seeing that an elderly man was having difficulty crossing the road, a driver from shipping giant DHL exited from his van and went forward to help. However, the elderly man continued to struggle with his walking aid — prompting the DHL driver to piggyback him across the road. The heartwarming incident occurred at the junction of Waterloo Street and Middle Street at around 10.45am on Friday (May 17), and was caught on camera by Stomp contributor H. Leonardi. H. Leonardi, who shared the video with Stomp, said: “There was heavy…

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Jail for man linked to $37.4m fraud case, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singapore-based company director has admitted in court his connection to a 2008 case in which Citibank in New York was duped into transferring US$27.2 million (more than S$37 million) from the corporate account of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to various beneficiaries worldwide. On Thursday (May 16), a Singapore district court heard that between Oct 2 and 16 that year, Citibank received 24 payment instructions purportedly sent by NBE and it later transferred the money to various other accounts in countries such as Australia, Japan and…

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