Singapore 

P1 registration for 2020, all you need to know, Lifestyle, Singapore News

(a) For a child whose parent has joined that primary school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2018 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2019. (b) For a child whose parent is a member endorsed by the church / clan directly connected with the primary school. (c) For a child whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader. Results announced: 26 July 2019 (Friday) PROCEDURE FOR PHASE 2A(1), PHASE 2A(2), PHASE 2B Parent is to submit…

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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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Police officer found dead with gunshot wound to head at Yishun North NPC, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 28-year-old regular police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at the Yishun North neighbourhood police centre (NPC) on Sunday night (June 16). The police said in a statement on Monday that the male officer, a police sergeant, had reported for duty at 7.30pm on Sunday at the NPC at 31 Yishun Central and drew his service pistol from the armoury. He was found alone with a gunshot wound to his head at the rest area of the NPC at around 9.30pm, the…

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Singapore 

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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Singapore 

Motorcyclist dies after accident involving Tower Transit bus in Jurong, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A motorcyclist died from his injuries at the hospital after an accident with a bus in Jurong on Saturday (June 15) afternoon. The police said that they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Corporation Road and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim at 12.41pm. Photos of the aftermath of the accident on social media show the motorcycle lying on the road in front of a Tower Transit bus, which was in service at the time of the accident. The motorcyclist, a 59-year-old man, was unconscious when taken to…

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese securities catch the eye of South Korean investors – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

In March Korean Investment Management bought a 5.08 per cent stake in Việt Capital Securities Joint Stock Company.  — Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan       Compiled by Thiên Lý                                                          The Vietnamese stock market now has many South Korean-owned securities companies following a series of acquisitions in recent years. In March Korean Investment Management bought a 5.08 per cent stake in Việt Capital Securities Joint Stock…

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Singapore 

Falling tree branch pierces through car windscreen and injures man in Geylang, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was hurt when a tree branch fell through his windscreen at a carpark on Saturday morning (June 15). The victim, a man in his 50s, was looking for a parking space near Block 119 Aljunied Avenue 2 in Geylang when the incident occurred. His friend, Mr Chen, 50, told Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao that the driver heard a loud “bang” as a long branch pierced through the windscreen and fell directly into his seat. Mr Chen told Wanbao that his friend, who was unable to avoid…

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Vietnam 

Year’s 2nd Vietbuild to be held in HCM City this week – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A press briefing to introduce the second Vietbuild exhibition in HCM City this year, which will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre from June 19 to 23. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The Vietbuild International Exhibition with the theme construction, building materials, real estate, and interior and exterior decoration will be held in HCM City from June 19 to 23. The second Vietbuild expo to be held this year in the city — five on various themes will be held this year —…

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Growing Chinese investment in Việt Nam: time to worry? – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Workers at China’s AKA Homewares Company in the southern Long An Province. VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam   HÀ NỘI – Chinese companies are accelerating investment in Việt Nam – but some local businesses are voicing concerns.   Foreign investment hit a four-year high of US$16.7 billion in the first five months of this year, up 69 per cent compared to the same period in 2018. Chinese investment made up 42.5 per cent of the total according to data released by the Foreign…

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Singapore 

Customer allegedly poisons aquarium fish, Singapore News

An aquarium shop lost almost a day’s earnings after a customer allegedly put a toxic substance into a fish tank. Mr Ng Him Yick, 41, the owner of Glassbox Aquarium in Boon Keng, told The New Paper the alleged culprit had entered the shop close to 9pm last Tuesday. The shop’s closed-circuit TV (CCTV) footage from the night shows a man entering the shop and loitering for a brief moment before throwing something into a tank containing about 40 to 50 freshwater tropical fish. Mr Ng, who has been running…

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