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Man jailed for stealing police station tap, Singapore News

While at the police station to bail his brother out, the man stole a tap from the toilet for his home. Yesterday, Seah Kian Li, 50, was jailed three months for vandalism. At about midnight on March 1, Seah was using the toilet on the third storey of Woodlands Police Division HQ when he noticed the basin tap was loose. He found it suitable for his home toilet basin, and unscrewed it from the sink. The tap was only discovered missing on March 28 by a cleaning supervisor doing her…

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How Carrie Lam could end the Hong Kong turmoil in a single speech – with an amnesty for protesters and police, an independent inquiry and more social welfare

After skipping a press conference on Monday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor held a short one largely in Cantonese on Tuesday. It was an opportunity lost; she repeated previous mantras, as though the government has done no work despite being absent from public view. The government holds the solutions for peace in its hands but fiddles while Hong Kong continues to smoulder. No change from Government House means no change. Rich leaders blaming relatively impecunious protesters for… Source link

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YouTuber Preetipls and brother Subhas given conditional warning by police over rap video on ‘brownface’ ad, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Local YouTuber Preeti Nair and her brother Subhas were on Wednesday (Aug 14) given a conditional warning over their controversial online rap video made in response to a “brownface” advertisement. In a statement on Wednesday, the police said they have completed their investigations into the video, which allegedly contained offensive content. The police said they considered the circumstances of the case and consulted the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), and have given the siblings a 24-month conditional warning. This means they must remain crime-free for 24 months or they may be…

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Maid on trial for murder of employer: Defence claims police statements not made voluntarily, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The lawyer defending an Indonesian domestic worker accused of murdering her employer contended in court on Tuesday (Aug 13) that the maid was distressed when photographs of her left breast were taken by a male police officer. Daryati, then 23, was also feeling giddy, nauseous and in pain from injuries to her hand. She was in a state of  “oppression” at the time and was therefore not fit to give a statement to the police that day, argued Mr Mohamed Muzammil Mohamed. Daryati, who turns 27 on Wednesday,…

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Hytera, China’s biggest supplier of police mobile radio systems, could take a beating in the US after federal ban

Hytera Communications Corp, China’s biggest supplier of professional mobile radio (PMR) systems used by police, is expected to lose ground in the world’s largest economy, as a ban on US federal agencies buying equipment from the company takes effect on Tuesday.That federal ban, outlined in section 889 of the 2019 US National Defence Authorisation Act, also covers four other major Chinese hi-tech companies, telecommunications network equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as well as… Source link

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Choa Chu Kang Town Council lodges police report after China’s flag displayed at HDB block, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Choa Chu Kang Town Council has lodged a police report after China’s national flag was displayed at a Housing Board block. Replying to queries from The Straits Times, a town council spokesman said on Wednesday (Aug 7) that the flag, which was displayed at Block 489B, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, has been taken down. He said the police report was made after a resident alerted the town council about the incident. The spokesman said that the town council would not comment further on the matter as police…

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Patriotic driver who made headlines for elaborately-decorated car gets pulled over by traffic police, Singapore News

Everyone celebrates National Day differently, and some like to kick it off with a bang. But one person might have taken it way too literally. An elaborately-decorated vehicle was pulled over by the traffic police after it appeared to have been involved in an incident with a motorcycle along Orchard Road, according to a Facebook post by SG Road Vigilante on Aug 6. 6aug2019 #SJN6450C toyota altis did not listerned to lta officer’s advise. so much decoration most prob reduced his vision & got into an accident with the bike along orchard road. Posted…

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Photographer finds ‘human-like’ bones near Braddell home, police looking into matter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A freelance photographer who was walking his dog stumbled upon “human-like” bones near his Braddell home on Monday (July 29). Curious about what type of bones they are, Mr Alan Lim took a photo of the pieces on the grass patch and posted it on Facebook that afternoon. The 45-year-old freelance photographer, whose Facebook post has since been shared widely online, also called the police. The police said they were alerted to the bones in Sommerville Walk at about 9am. The origin of the bones is not yet…

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Police looking into rap video by local YouTube star Preetipls allegedly containing offensive content, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating an online rap video allegedly containing offensive content that was made in response to a recent advertisement by e-payments website epaysg.com. The rap video, which The Straits Times understands features local YouTuber Preeti Nair and her brother, rapper Subhas Nair, was posted on Facebook and YouTube on Monday (July 29). In a statement on Tuesday, the police said they are aware of the video and a report against it has been lodged. “The police will not tolerate any offensive content that causes ill will…

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‘Let the police do their job’: Hong Kong stock exchange chief cautions against military intervention

The head of the Hong Kong stock exchange has cautioned against Chinese military intervention in Hong Kong, saying it is not up to the People’s Liberation Army to do the police’s job.Addressing a group of business and professional executives on Thursday, HKEX chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said the PLA was “supposed to be here to point outside enemies. It’s not supposed to help Hong Kong to deal with our problems.”Li’s comments come amid concerns that PLA troops could be mobilised to help… Source link

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