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Driver left shocked and trembling after car gets struck by big plate that fell from truck, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Y was driving along Clementi Avenue 6 last Wednesday (Aug 7) when his car was truck by a large object that had fallen from a truck in front of him. According to him, the truck was carrying what he believed to be gypsum plates when one piece appeared to fall off and land right smack on his car. Y recounted: “This was from the Pan-Island Expressway to the Ayer Rajah Expressway, at the overhead bridge before entering the tunnel. “I was driving normally when I noticed a truck…

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At least eight guests struck down by norovirus at luxury Club Med Yabuli resort in northern China

Eight guests celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday at the luxury Club Med Yabuli resort in northern China had contracted the norovirus sometimes known as “winter vomiting bug”, according to the resort operator. “Harbin local government confirmed that eight guests received medical treatment for symptoms of the ‘Winter Vomiting Bug’ Norovirus on February 9 and 10 at Club Med Yabuli in Heilongjiang Province,” said a statement released by Club Med on Monday. Harbin is the capital city of China’s nothernmost province. No one had been kept in hospital for treatment,…

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Lawyer struck off rolls for forging degree results, Singapore News

A young lawyer hoping to improve her chances of getting a job in the Singapore Legal Service submitted a forged transcript that reflected better grades in 2013. The 25-year-old did not land the job. When Ms Jaya Anil Kumar applied a second time more than three years later, she doctored her National University of Singapore (NUS) law degree certificate. Yesterday, Ms Jaya, now 30, was struck off the rolls. Called to the Bar in July 2012, she had not applied for a practising certificate since August 2014. The Law Society…

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JSA EP10: The church which was struck by lightning twice, Singapore News

Singapore’s largest cathedral and the oldest Anglican house of worship, St Andrew’s Cathedral was designed in 1856, replacing the original chapel which was destroyed by not one, but two lightning strikes in 1852. Gazetted as a national monument in 1973, the cathedral and its grounds contain a number of memorials and dedications, including a stained glass window dedicated to modern Singapore’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. The architectural design and construction of the church building is unique in its ways, with food food materials mixed in the buildings’ material. What are…

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Man suffers spinal injuries after being struck by falling concrete slabs outside Jalan Besar hotel, Singapore News

A man was hit by falling concrete slabs outside Wanderlust Hotel in the Jalan Besar area on Tuesday night (Nov 26). Stomp understands that the man had been sitting on a ledge outside the hotel when the incident occurred. He is understood to have sustained spinal injuries and is unable to move the lower part of his body. In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for medical assistance along 2 Dickson Road at around 11.40pm and conveyed one person to…

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Nissan’s old guard struck back against their ‘gaijin’ saviour, and Japan Inc may be the worse for it

The Empire has struck back. Japan Inc and Nissan Motor last week struck back against the French government, carmaker Renault and Carlos Ghosn. The narrative spun by Nissan and apparently condoned by Japanese authorities is that the former high-flying head of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Motor alliance abused his position to enrich himself. The truth appears to be rather different and it seems certain to come out as “L’Affaire Ghosn” unfolds. It threatens to do at least as much damage to the reputation of the government and industry alliance known as Japan…

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First liposuction death in Singapore: Doctor struck off register, case referred for probe, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The doctor involved in the liposuction death of real estate firm boss Franklin Heng in 2009 has been struck off by the Court of Three Judges. In its decision, the court warned this would be the presumptive penalty for doctors displaying serious misconduct or dishonest behaviour, unless there were exceptional circumstances. A second doctor, who assisted Dr Wong Meng Hang in the procedure, was suspended for 18 months instead of the original six months, in a definitive judgment where the court laid a sentencing framework in disciplinary cases…

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