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Celebrity DJ Tenashar arrested twice in three days for suspected drug offences, trespass, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Celebrity DJ Tenashar has been arrested twice in the space of three days – for drug offences in Johor, then trespass and drug-related offences in Singapore. Debbie Valerie Tenashar Long was released from prison less than two months ago for drug offences dating from 2015. However, she was arrested after an incident last Friday (July 5) in Johor Bahru and a Johor police source told The Straits Times on Thursday (July 11) that the 33-year-old’s urine samples had tested positive for drugs. She was subsequently released and returned…

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Stiffer fines for parking offences, such as tailgating at carparks, from July 1, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Motorists who flout the law and commit parking offences will face stiffer fines from July 1, following a review by the Housing Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). In a joint statement on Monday (June 24), the HDB and URA said fines will be increased for these categories of offences: illegal parking offences, coupon and digital parking offences, and payment evasion at Electronic Parking System (EPS) carparks. Motorcyclists who do not abide by parking regulations and park their vehicles indiscriminately will soon face a $35 fine, a…

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Man arrested for drink driving, traffic offences after police car chase from PIE to Geylang Bahru, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was pursued by police officers and subsequently arrested for drink driving and traffic-related offences on Wednesday (June 19). A traffic police officer spotted a car driving dangerously along the Pan Island Expressway towards Tuas, before the Eunos exit, at 12.06am on Wednesday. The driver, a 38-year-old man, refused to comply with the officer’s instruction to stop his vehicle. The police gave chase and during their pursuit, an accident involving the man’s car occurred in Geylang Bahru towards Bendemeer Road. The man was conscious when taken to…

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12 NUS students would have been expelled under stiffer penalties for sexual offences, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A total of 12 students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) who had committed sexual offences in the last three years would have been expelled under new and tougher sanctions being proposed by a review committee. This makes about half of the 25 cases brought before the university’s Board of Discipline in the last three academic years, for which no one was expelled. In a report for students and staff that was seen by The Straits Times, the committee also said four offenders would have received two-year…

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Female teacher jailed for sex offences against underaged male student, Singapore News

The female secondary teacher and her underaged male student exchanged sexually explicit text messages, had trysts at parks, then spent five days together in a Geylang hotel. Then 26, the teacher was going overseas and it was during this “staycation” to make up for being away that she committed sex acts with the boy, then 15. Now 29, she was jailed for two years and nine months yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts each of offences under the Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA) and committing sexual penetration acts…

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NUS committee proposes longer suspensions and expulsion for sexual misconduct offences, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The committee set up to review how the National University of Singapore (NUS) handles sexual misconduct has recommended tougher penalties for offenders. In an e-mail circular sent to students and staff on Wednesday (May 15), Madam Kay Kuok, who chairs the committee, proposed a minimum one calendar year suspension period from the university, and expulsion in the case of severe offences. She also recommended certification of rehabilitation by a counsellor and/or medical professional before any offender can be permitted to return to campus after a suspension. Offenders would…

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Older owner of Ah Seng Durian gets 3 weeks’ jail, fine for tax-related offences, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Shui Poh Sing, 60, who owns a business popularly known as Ah Seng Durian with his brother, was on Tuesday (May 7) sentenced to three weeks’ jail and fined $5,000 for evading taxes. He was also ordered to pay a penalty of $77,077.91. Shui and his brother Poh Chung, 57, had earlier pleaded guilty to not paying taxes, including failing to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST) when their revenue exceeded $1 million. The younger brother was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay a penalty of $46,303.14…

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12 investigated over $38,000 lost to scams and commercial crime-related offences, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Seven men and five women are being investigated for their suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams and commercial crime-related offences where victims have lost more than $38,000. The police said on Sunday (April 28) that this followed a two-day enforcement operation last Wednesday and Thursday by officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division. The 12 suspects, aged between 25 and 55, are believed to be involved in 23 cases. Five of them are believed to have allowed their bank accounts to be used by criminals to…

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Debt recovery firm director admits to offences including harassment and fighting in public, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Vantage Debt Recovery is a legitimate business but some of the methods used by the company’s director Jasmine Tan Su Ling were definitely unlawful. In 2016, Tan and a group of men went to the workplace of a purported debtor. There, she hurled vulgarities at the man and threatened to report him to the police for “molesting” her. On two occasions in 2017, she sent two men to the flat of another man where they harassed members of the household including his wife and maid. The court heard…

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Two men arrested for drug offences after brief car chase in Queenstown, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two men were arrested after brief car chase in Queenstown on Wednesday (April 10). The driver, a 21-year-old man, was arrested for traffic-related offences, possession of offensive weapons, and suspected drug-related offences, said the police. The passenger, a 19-year-old man, was arrested for suspected drug-related offences. The police said that at 11.15am, traffic police officers were conducting a check on a car along Mei Ling Street when the driver suddenly sped off and subsequently hit a motorcycle. Traffic police officers were conducting a check on a car along…

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