[Update, Jan 24]: Singapore actor Aloysius Pang has died after succumbing to injuries sustained during a military exercise in New Zealand. According to a statement from Mindef at close to midnight on Wed evening, it said that «Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at 2045hrs on 23 January 2019 (SG time) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand.»
SINGAPORE - Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang, 28, died on Wednesday night (Jan 23) from injuries sustained last Saturday while carrying out repair works inside a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer in New Zealand, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef). In a statement issued late Wednesday night (Jan 23), Mindef said "Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)]Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at 2045hrs on 23 January 2019 (SG time) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand.
The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) is looking into a suspected hacking incident that saw its site description being changed to reflect advertisements for sex drugs. When The New Paper accessed the Acres site yesterday, the text description had been changed to ordering medication such as Viagra and Cialis. These are often used to treat erectile dysfunction. There was also a link to an online pharmacy website with listings for Viagra, Cialis and Levitra at low prices in euros.
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.
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has moved up the Top 50 rankings of Fortune magazine's annual World's Most Admired Companies to 18th spot this year. The Singapore carrier is also the highest-ranked Asian company and the only company from South-east Asia to make the list. SIA was ranked No. 32 last year and No. 33 in 2017. Toyota, Alibaba and Samsung are the other Asian companies to make the Top 50 this year.
A man was purportedly caught taking upskirt shots of a woman in a multi-storey carpark at 18 Tai Seng on Tuesday afternoon (Jan 22). Stomp contributor Kenneth Tan, who had been visiting clients in the area, witnessed the incident while he was in his car at around 2.52pm. A video of the incident was also captured on Kenneth's dashboard camera.
[Update, Jan 23, 3.40pm]: In an update on Wednesday afternoon, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post that Corporal First Class (NS) Aloysius Pang's condition «is very serious and presently he needs artificial life support of his lungs, kidneys and heart». «Even as the doctors do all they can, our prayers go to CFC (NS) Pang to turn this difficult corner, as well as to his family members for strength,» Dr Ng added.
The body of a 45-year-old man was found floating in the waters of the Singapore Strait, at the shoreline near Marina South Pier on Tuesday (Jan 22). Stomp contributor Asrina alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a video taken at the scene. The body was seen floating face-down in the water near a water break situated close to Marina South Pier MRT Station.
Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang Wei Chong, who was seriously injured during an overseas military exercise in New Zealand last Saturday (Jan 19), required additional surgery after his condition worsened. In an update on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said Corporal First Class (NS) Pang's condition is critical and he is in the intensive care unit. His surgery was completed on Tuesday at 11.54pm (Singapore time) and it was his third after he was taken to Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, south of Auckland.
Singaporeans say they are prepared for a terror attack, but only one in five believes it will happen here. But the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which released its second Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report yesterday, warned that the terrorism threat remains high. As part of the report, a survey conducted last year by MHA of 2,010 citizens and permanent residents aged 15 and above found that only 20 per cent felt an attack might occur in Singapore in the next five years.
In a press statement yesterday, the Singapore Police Force and DBS Bank said since September last year, the police have received more than 90 reports from victims who were deceived into providing their Internet banking details on fraudulent websites. This, after clicking on phishing website addresses in SMSes purportedly sent by DBS or POSB.
Tiger Woods plans to take advantage of a new rule that allows players to leave the flag in the hole while putting, the former world number one said ahead of his first start of the season at Torrey Pines this week.
EBay Inc shareholder Elliott Management Corp on Tuesday urged the e-commerce platform to restructure its business and sell some businesses to double its market value in the next two years.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea said on Tuesday it will open its first store in the heart of Paris on May 6 as part of its global strategy to launch smaller city centre outlets to meet changing shopping habits.
Efforts to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole in southern Spain on Jan. 13 hit a major snag on Tuesday when engineers said they would have to widen a parallel shaft before they could dig a horizontal passage to reach the toddler.
Huawei Chairman Liang Hua said on Tuesday the company would allow foreign officials to visit its labs, as the Chinese company faces suspicion from Western countries that its telecoms equipment could be used for espionage.
A motorcyclist and his wife were injured after they were flung in the air during a collision with a car on Sunday morning. The accident occurred as a car in front of the motorcycle was changing lanes on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) at around 11.30am. The motorcyclist, 35, was unable to brake in time and collided into the rear of the car, Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday.
SINGAPORE - A chiropractor was taken to court on Tuesday (Jan 22) after he allegedly worked with two insurance agents to cheat Manulife Singapore of more than $14,000 by submitting bogus personal accident claims by 12 people who were covered by the insurer. Shareholder of Chiropractic Focus Group Charles Loo Boon Ann, 29, is accused of committing the offences with Priscilla Tien Ling, 27, and Mike Chew Jun Yong, 36. Loo was charged with 17 counts of cheating while Tien faces 12 charges for similar offences. Chew was handed nine cheating charges.
Boys from a Catholic school in Kentucky were treated unfairly in a rush to judgment, President Donald Trump said on Monday after allegations the students had mocked a Native American elder.
Britain's Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has opened a second investigation into how accounting firm KPMG audited the books of collapsed UK construction company Carillion, the watchdog said on Tuesday.
Turkey is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by state-owned media.
A full-time national serviceman (NSF) who is wanted by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and fled from police while bleeding from his left thigh on Sunday (Jan 20) has been arrested. The police told Stomp that the 22-year-old man was arrested along Woodlands Circle on Monday (Jan 21).
We've seen a teacher manhandle a student in Singapore before. Now, another video of a similar incident has surfaced. A September 2018 clip of a teacher manhandling a student at Whitley secondary school went viral after first appearing on Sunday (Jan 20). In it, a female teacher is seen grabbing the shirt of a male student and attempting to drag him out of his seat.
A Scoot flight from Gold Coast to Singapore was diverted to Sydney Airport on Monday (Jan 21) due to a disruption caused by an unruly passenger on board. Flight TR7 was scheduled to reach Singapore at 3.15pm on Monday, but it was diverted just 1h 20 min into the eight-hour flight. In a statement on Monday, Scoot said that an Australian man on board punched another passenger. Crew members and other passengers stepped in to break up the fight.
SINGAPORE - Striding steadily, civil servant Murali Raj Unbalagan stepped into the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple carrying a 40kg kavadi, feeling a sense of joy as he heads to the centre of the temple in Tank Road. The 32-year-old had completed his annual foot journey, fulfilling a thanksgiving vow he made 14 years ago.
SINGAPORE - Teachers at some schools across Singapore were unable to boot up or connect their computers to their schools' Wi-Fi networks on Monday afternoon (Jan 21). The Ministry of Education (MOE) told The Straits Times on Tuesday that it was a «technical issue». MOE chief information officer Tan Bee Teck said: «We have ascertained that it was not a cyber security incident.» He added that the issue was resolved as of 3pm on Monday.
The United States has informed the Canadian government that it plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail reported https://tgam.ca/2CA6ejq on Monday.
Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail was rejected by a Tokyo court on Tuesday, despite the ousted Nissan chairman offering to wear an electronic ankle tag in an unusual bid to win release after two months of detention for alleged financial crimes.
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to reduce your spending, here's where you can make significant savings: your electricity bill. The soft launch of the Open Electricity Market (OEM) on April 1, 2017, to residents in the Jurong area allowed households to choose from different electricity providers offering various price plans. The OEM, which is introduced in stages, will be available to all Singapore households by May.