Singapore 

Volunteers from Buddhist group serve as road marshals during Hari Raya prayers in Eunos, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – As more than 1,000 Muslims gathered at the Abdul Razak Mosque in Eunos for prayer on Sunday morning (Aug 11), volunteers from the nearby Buddhist organisation Shinnyo-en Singapore helped to organise a partial road closure giving them more space to pray. It was the first time that Shinnyo-en volunteers have served as road marshals during congregational prayers on Hari Raya Haji, which is also known as Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca. “There have been more congregants…

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Singapore 

Female BMW driver, 67, rams through railing and falls 10m onto road after stepping on wrong pedal, Singapore News

A 67-year-old woman was taken to hospital after her car crashed through a railing, fell 10 metres down onto a road and ended up overturned on Friday afternoon (Aug 9). Responding to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the car accident along 388 Clementi Road at 2.28pm. The female driver was conscious when taken to National University Hospital. Stomp readers Nas and Anonymous contributed photos of the overturned BMW leaning against a slanted lamppost at the scene. According to Shin Min Daily News, the female driver…

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Home 

Malaysia looks to woo Chinese cash with belt and road positivity

Malaysia intends to set up a special, government-helmed channel to facilitate more investment from China, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Thursday.“We wish to see an increase in Chinese investment with the setting up of a system,” he said after delivering a keynote address at a Malaysia-China Belt and Road Economic Cooperation Forum hosted by the Malaysia China Business Council.Malaysia’s Mahathir backs belt and road but insists on open trade routesMore details will be announced during… Source link

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Can belt and road plan reverse sagging fortunes of China’s trade war-hit northeastern ports?

For a while, the ports in the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning have been pinning their future on the success of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, a global trading strategy to link China with rising consumer classes in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.But so far the plan has not turned out to be the game changer they had hoped for, due to fierce competition between China’s many large ports for pieces of the sea-to-rail traffic that the trading initiative has created, as well as… Source link

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Singapore 

Two drivers arrested for allegedly getting into a brawl along road at Changi, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two drivers were arrested for allegedly getting into a brawl at Changi on Wednesday (July 31) morning. The police said they were alerted to a call for assistance at Changi South Avenue 3 at about 8.10am. A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested for fighting in public. The police are investigating the incident. In a video that is making the rounds on Facebook, the drivers can be seen shoving, shouting and hurling vulgarities at each other as they stand on the road, in between their vehicles.…

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Singapore 

Man pleads guilty to assaulting others in 3 separate road rage incidents, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – It was not just one road rage incident, but on a total of three separate occasions, Muhammad Fuad Kamroden assaulted or used criminal force on other drivers after getting into a dispute with them. In the most serious incident, the 35-year-old punched a lorry driver in the face, head and stomach, leaving the victim with facial fractures that required surgery. On Monday (July 29), Fuad pleaded guilty to two counts of using criminal force, one count of voluntarily causing hurt, and one count of voluntarily causing grievous hurt.…

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Singapore 

Eye doctor allegedly threw glass bottle at car in road rage incident, Singapore News

A senior consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is alleged to have thrown a glass bottle at a car in a road rage incident earlier this year. Lennard Harold Thean See Yin, 55, the head of ophthalmology at JurongHealth Campus, faces one charge each of committing a rash act and harassment. Ophthalmology deals with eye disorders and diseases. According to court documents, he was driving along Queen Astrid Park Road, in the Holland Village area, on March 18 when the incident happened. At about 8.35pm, Thean allegedly behaved in…

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Singapore 

Jaywalking pedestrian sent flying after being hit by car along Balestier Road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A jaywalking pedestrian was sent flying when she was hit by a car while crossing Balestier Road on Monday (July 22). The police said that they were alerted to the accident along Balestier Road towards Lavender Road at 5.29pm. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the woman was assessed to have suffered minor injuries. She refused to be taken to the hospital. Videos of the accident were shared on Facebook pages Roads.sg and SG Road Vigilante on Tuesday, and the posts have garnered more than 50,000 views. The…

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Singapore 

Meet the most self-entitled pedestrian ever at Balestier Road, Singapore News

A pedestrian crossed the road despite the traffic light not being in his favour and got very cross indeed when a driver honked at him. Facebook page SG Road Vigilante – SGRV posted a video of the incident that occurred along Balestier Road on July 18, at around 5pm. In the video, a man can be seen crossing the road while using his handphone, despite the traffic light being red for him. An oncoming car honked at the pedestrian, which triggered him. The pedestrian made various angry gestures and appeared…

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China 

China may be courting Japan to cooperate with belt and road to allay controversy after yuan clearing deal

China’s decision last month to allow a Japanese bank to clear transactions valued in yuan raises the prospects of increased economic cooperation between the two countries, especially as China seeks to involve new countries in the Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to fend off criticisms of its projects, analysts said.The People’s Bank of China last month named MUFG Bank as the first yuan clearing bank in Japan, and only the second non-Chinese bank after JPMorgan last year, to be allowed to… Source link

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