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Woodlands double-murder trial: Property agent spent a week in flat after strangling pregnant wife and daughter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – One week before Chinese New Year in 2017, debt-ridden property agent Teo Ghim Heng strangled his wife, who was six months pregnant, and their four-year-old daughter. He slept on the same bed as the bodies for one week in his Woodlands flat, with the air-conditioner turned on to delay the decomposition process. He searched the Internet for ways to commit suicide, leaving the flat only to buy food and air freshener. He then set the bodies on fire, claiming that he had also tried to kill himself in…

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Cabby takes pregnant woman to hospital, she delivers baby in back seat, Singapore News

A ComfortDelGro taxi driver was driving along Joo Chiat Road at about 10am last Thursday when two women flagged down his vehicle. The 56-year-old driver noticed one of them was heavily pregnant and seemed to be in distress. The pregnant woman boarded alone, lay down on the back seat, and asked to be taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). When they got there, she paid the fare but before she could alight, she shouted: “I think the baby is coming.” She then gave birth in the taxi. The…

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Cabby’s act of ‘kindness’ towards Singaporean guy and heavily pregnant wife goes viral, Singapore News

Kindness can be found everywhere; but sometimes, it comes with a twist. A Singaporean guy was a recipient of one such act of ‘kindness’. On Monday (March 11), Esmonde Teo recounted his experience with a ComfortDelGro cabby on Facebook, complimenting the “Indian driver” behind the wheel of SHA 8207. Teo, who had “forgotten” his wallet when he left home in a rush, told AsiaOne that the cabby had driven him to and fro Bangkit Rd and Segar Rd to pick up dinner for his “heavily pregnant wife”. The ComforDelGro driver even loaned Teo $5 to…

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Man admits punching pregnant girlfriend’s stomach and 3-year-old daughter’s face, Singapore News

In a fit of anger, an odd-job labourer hit his pregnant girlfriend’s stomach thrice and punched his three-year-old daughter’s face following a dispute with the woman’s teenage daughter. The woman was then six months pregnant with his child. The 37-year-old man pleaded guilty in court on Monday (Feb 25) to two counts of assault as well as one count each of wrongful confinement and ill-treating a child . He cannot be named due to a gag order to protect the identities of his victims. The court heard that the man…

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Flying rock smashes through car windscreen on BKE: ‘My pregnant wife and I could have died’, Singapore News

The last day of 2018 nearly became the final day of Stomp contributor Nick’s life after a loose rock flew towards his car while he was travelling on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) towards Woodlands. Nick’s wife, who is six months pregnant, was in the passenger seat when the incident occurred at around 2.30pm that day (Dec 31). Nick recounted the incident: “There was a very light drizzle before the heavy downpour later that afternoon. There were no heavy vehicles in front of me. “As we approached Rifle Range Flyover…

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NUH clarifies admission processes in response to video of staff who allegedly ignored pregnant woman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The National University Hospital (NUH) has clarified its procedures for hospital admissions in response to a Facebook video and post alleging that its staff ignored a pregnant woman in a wheelchair for 7 minutes. NUH said that as part of its processes, the screening staff member had to obtain information on the patient and her condition before he could call the delivery suite to arrange for admission. It added that the woman was transferred to the delivery suite 4 minutes after she arrived at the Emergency Medicine Department (EMD). “We…

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