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Rag-and-bone man who went on ‘revenge attack’ in Lorong 23 Geylang on trial for murder, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A confrontation between two men at a Geylang coffee shop escalated into a fight that ended with rag-and-bone man Toh Sia Guan running away from the scene and losing a slipper in his retreat. Toh, 64, then went straight to a nearby budget shop, bought a pair of slippers and a knife. About 14 minutes after the first fight ended, Toh returned to seek revenge on coffee shop helper Goh Eng Thiam, 52. Toh rushed towards the younger man, sparking a second fight that ended with Mr Goh…

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It’s not about getting revenge or getting him expelled… I just don’t feel safe: Monica Baey, Singapore News

National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey’s decision to share how she had been filmed showering in her hostel bathroom by a male student was never an attempt to seek attention. “It’s not about getting revenge, it’s not about seeing him suffer and seeing him expelled or taking away his education,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Straits Times. “The point is that I don’t feel safe as a victim. “I am someone who just walked into a toilet to take a shower and from that day…

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It’s not about getting revenge or getting him expelled…I just don’t feel safe: Monica Baey, Singapore News

National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey’s decision to share how she had been filmed showering in her hostel bathroom by a male student was never an attempt to seek attention. “It’s not about getting revenge, it’s not about seeing him suffer and seeing him expelled or taking away his education,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Straits Times. “The point is that I don’t feel safe as a victim. “I am someone who just walked into a toilet to take a shower and from that day…

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What you need to know about revenge porn in Singapore, Singapore News

Think of “revenge porn” and you’re likely to picture a jilted dude furiously uploading explicit pictures and videos of his ex. But not every perpetrator is a spurned lover-or a man, for that matter. Last year, The Straits Times reported that a teen posted nude photos of his 17-year-old female cousin on Tumblr to get back at her for mocking him. And in 2016, the newspaper reported that a woman published nude photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend because she was angry that he still had them on his laptop. But…

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Parliament: Proposed changes to Penal Code allow men to be considered rape victims, tackle revenge porn, Singapore News

Men can be considered victims of rape and peeping Toms, under a Bill introduced in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11) that will amend the Penal Code. The proposed changes under the Criminal Law Reform Bill seek to expand the definitions of rape and sexual assault to make them more gender-neutral and accommodate more scenarios. There are also provisions to introduce new offences that specifically tackle the act of voyeurism. It has been proposed that the definition of rape be expanded to include non-consensual penetration of the anus or the mouth…

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