Singapore 

Thankful his wife was saved, he cycles 180km to raise money for Singapore Red Cross, Singapore News

Seven years ago, chef Jeremy Nguee, 38, almost lost his wife who had suffered complications during childbirth. Madam Liang Shumin was saved with 37 bags of blood supplied by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC). It made him realise he could not just cruise through life but had to do more to help others. So on March 16 and 17, he took part in a 180km cycling event across Batam to raise money for the Red Cross Home for the Disabled. In 2012, Mr Nguee and Madam Liang were overjoyed when…

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Singapore 

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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Singapore 

Andie Chen scalded by hot soup at Nex foodcourt; wife Kate Pang ‘upset over unhelpful staff’, Singapore, Entertainment News

Three months of filming action scenes in Siem Reap left nary a scratch on Andie Chen, but a trip to Food Junction got him hurt bad. The Singaporean actor and his wife Kate Pang took to Instagram to share about a scalding incident which happened on Monday (Mar 4) night. “A simple dinner with my wife, a wet tray and a bowl of really hot soup later…” the 33-year-old actor captioned along with pictures of his scalded torso and said wet tray. “Dear foodcourts (@foodjunctionsg), please wipe your trays before using them, and guys,…

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Singapore 

Parliament: ‘No conflict of interest’ in appointing new Auditor-General, a Senior Minister of State’s wife, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – There is generally no conflict of interest between the Auditor-General’s Office and the ministries it audits, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament on Thursday (Feb 28). Mr Chan, who is the Minister-in-charge of the Public Service, also set out how people are identified to fill key constitutional appointments. He was responding to Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim (Aljunied GRC), who had asked the Government to confirm if the recently appointed Auditor-General was the wife of a Senior Minister of State, and if so, how…

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Singapore 

Former Indonesian president Yudhoyono says wife Ani getting better amid treatment in Singapore, Singapore, Asia News

Former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Friday (Feb 22) that the health condition of his wife Kristiani Herrawati, better known as Ani Yudhoyono, has been improving amid her intensive medical treatment. The former first lady has been hospitalised at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore since Feb 2 for leukaemia. Dr Yudhoyono updated the public while welcoming vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno, who was visiting the hospital. Mr Sandiaga was accompanied by his wife, Nur Asia Uno, and mother, Mien R. Uno. “We are touched by the support…

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Singapore 

Jobless man jailed 25 years for forcing wife into prostitution to pay for baby’s diapers and milk powder, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 27-year-old jobless man who forced his wife to prostitute herself to pay for their baby son’s diapers and milk powder was sentenced to 25½ years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane on Tuesday (Feb 19). He also admitted to forcing his six-year-old daughter to perform oral sex on him, as well as undressing, kissing and fondling his 13-year-old niece. “You are a monster,” said High Court judge Chan Seng Onn in sentencing the man. “The sordid sexual depravity of his transgressions is unprecedented and involves him…

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Singapore 

Husband devastated after police officer wife placed on life support following accident, Singapore News

Husband and wife were planning a holiday to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary this month, but tragedy struck on Sunday when she was hit by a car and was placed on life support. Madam Salinah Mohamed, 41, a police staff sergeant at the Marina Bay Neighbourhood Police Centre and a mother of three, was hit while crossing the road at Maxwell Road around 9.20pm. At the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) yesterday, where she is warded, her husband Indra Shaiful, 41, told The New Paper he was home with his children…

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Singapore 

My way or the highway: Wife cannot stand quarrel on PIE anymore, dives out of car, Singapore News

A fight between husband and wife got so unbearable for the missus that she exited the car while it was cruising on the expressway. Diving out of a moving car — even one containing an insufferable spouse — is never advisable. The 46-year-old woman met the consequences — she hit her head and received numerous abrasions. The dramatic couple dispute happened over the Chinese New Year holidays on the morning of Feb 6. The car was travelling on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas, with the woman exiting near the Upper Jurong…

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Singapore 

Jail, fine for man who choked wife and punched 8-year-old stepdaughter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Enraged after finding out that his wife had thrown away a cupboard, a man choked the woman and punched his eight-year-old stepdaughter when the child started crying. The 35-year-old man, who cannot be named due to a gag order to protect his victims’ identities, was sentenced on Monday (Jan 28) to 15 weeks’ jail and a fine of $2,000. He pleaded guilty to one count each of assault, harassment and ill-treating a child. The man was in a foul mood when he came home to his flat near…

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Property 

Jiayuan share crash coincided with selling by chairman and his wife, disclosure shows

A Hong Kong developer, who holds the record for some of the smallest abodes built in the city, lost more than 80 per cent of its market value last week after a massive sell-off led by its chairman and his wife. Jiayuan International Group chairman Shum Tin Ching and his wife Wang Xinmei sold a combined 93.62 million shares on Thursday at an average price of HK$2.7, according to a Hong Kong stock exchange filing on Monday. That accounts for 26 per cent of the trading volume on Thursday, and…

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