SINGAPORE - Following police investigations, Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng will not face criminal charges for failing to apply for a permit before he visited hawkers while holding up a placard in June 2020. It was earlier reported that Mr Ng was being investigated for holding up a piece of paper that read «Support Them» with a smiley face printed on it. A spokesman for the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) said on Wednesday that AGC directed the police to take no further action against Mr Ng under the Public Order Act. «Investigations have revealed that Mr Ng was exercising his duty as a Member of Parliament, in expressing care and support for the welfare of the hawkers in his constituency during the Covid-19 pandemic,» said the spokesman. The spokesman added that the nature of the act and the intent of the person performing the act are key considerations in deciding whether an offence has been committed or whether there is any public interest in prosecuting the offence.
Having paid over $1,600 for an iPhone 13 Pro Max, a woman was shocked to find an empty box delivered to her flat instead. The 30-year-old, who placed the order via Lazada on Sept 25 for $1,624.49, received the parcel that was supposed to contain her iPhone at her doorstep on Sept 27. When she opened it, she found the phone and USB-C to Lightning Cable accessory missing. In her Facebook post, she shared images that showed the parcel had allegedly been tampered with and that the wrapping inside was torn. The parcel appeared to have been rewrapped again, she wrote. The woman's husband made a police report on the same day. The couple also made trips to SingPost and Lazada to lodge complaints, they told Mothership. READ ALSO: Party pooper: Decorator asks for full payment, goes MIA on baby's birthday bash SingPost and Lazada informed them that they would look into the matter.
SINGAPORE - When applying for two jobs, Muhammad Rasul Kadir Ali submitted a forged diploma in security and fire safety management. To bolster his case in one of the applications, he submitted his own phone numbers as his two referees' contacts to impersonate them and provide good feedback about himself. The 31-year-old Singaporean was jailed for three weeks on Wednesday (Oct 5) after he pleaded guilty to two charges of using a forged document and one charge of cheating by personation. He was caught after a human resource manager who called the referees noticed their voices sounded like Rasul's, grew suspicious and conducted a check. In 2016, Rasul wanted to apply for a job as a fire safety manager, but knew it would take him about two years to earn the required diploma. An acquaintance, known only as Ravi, told Rasul he could prepare such a diploma for him. Deputy Public Prosecutor V. Jesudevan said: «Initially, the accused was reluctant, but the prospect of having to wait two years to obtain the proper qualification led him to change his mind even though he knew it was wrong.»
Known for its beautiful beaches, lush terraced rice fields and laid-back vibes, Bali is a popular holiday destination for Singaporeans. One couple evidently thought so, renting a villa on that beautiful tropical island for a romantic week-long getaway for their honeymoon. But Fatin Kamari and Fadhil Yusoff's privacy were intruded on Aug 26 by an uninvited guest while they were fast asleep. Speaking to AsiaOne on Wednesday (Oct 5), Fatin shared that their two-storey villa at Canggu was burgled on the fourth day of the trip at around 5.30am. «I was awakened by a sound but I brushed it off. But when we wanted to shower [later in the day], the whole bag of toiletries and my make-up items were gone,» the 26-year-old said, adding that the other missing items valued slightly over $1,000 included an Apple watch, a pair of brand new slippers and the villa’s Bluetooth speakers.
In the 1st COE bidding exercise for October 2022, Category A closed at $80,501, Category B at $95,856, Category C at $65,991, Cat D at $11,751, and Cat E at $105,001. Category A (Cars up to 1600CC & 97KW) received 724 bids and saw a $3,499 decrease from the previous exercise. It closed at $80,501. Category B (Cars above 1600CC or 97KW) saw 635 bids and decreased by $12,195. It closed at $95,856. Category C (Goods vehicle & bus) received 148 bids and decreased by $1,010. It closed at $65,991. Category D (Motorcycles) had 624 bids in total and saw a $162 increase. It closed at $11,751. Lastly, Category E (Open Category) received 232 bids and saw a decrease of $2,200. It closed at $105,001. Here's a summary of the 1st bidding exercise for October 2022:
By now, it should not come as a surprise that Singapore typically crushes the competition in many world rankings. And so it did, in a recent list of best roads around the world, where Singapore came in — you guessed it — first. It scored 9.44 over 10 points in terms of its road quality in a global study by Zutobi, which also took into account the number of road deaths and the relative size of the road network. Zutobi, an online driver education resource, also obtained some of its data on road quality from earlier studies in The Global Economy. According to the ranking, Singapore had the lowest road traffic deaths at 1.69 per 100,000 people.
SINGAPORE - Loh Kean Yew has moved into the top five of the badminton world rankings for the first time despite not hitting a shuttlecock in an official match in the past month. It is the first time a Singaporean men's singles player has done so. Prior to this, Ronald Susilo was the previous highest-ranked Singaporean at sixth in 2004. In the women's singles, Zarinah Abdullah reached a high of No. 3 in 1994. Only 10 Singaporeans have ever made it to the world's top 10 across the five events - men's singles and doubles, women's singles and doubles and the mixed doubles. In the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday, Loh moved up two positions to fifth as he replaced Japanese star Kento Momota, who dropped to seventh. This comes as the BWF updates its world rankings and removes points earned from as far back as 2020. The points had remained as competitions were totally suspended from March to October in 2020 and many others were postponed after that during the pandemic.
Having a steady stream of passive rental income sounds like a great plan, until you get a call from the town council about possible illegal subletting. One man recently shared about how his family rented out his childhood home to six tenants, but eventually found out that there were a total of 21 tenants in the unit. Brendan Yee posted about his family's experience in what he described as «rental hell» in a TikTok video uploaded on Monday (Oct 3) by Uchify, an online publication that specialises in property-related content. https://email@example.com/video/7150224278892399873?is_from_webapp=v1&item_id=7150224278892399873&lang=en In the video, Yee explained that his family had signed a two-year lease with the tenants after doing «thorough background checks on them». He did not indicate when they signed the lease or where their flat is located at. Yee further elaborated in an article on Uchify's site that the tenants were foreign workers, who had been recommended by a property agent who had worked with their family for eight years.
SINGAPORE - There were 6,888 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, a jump from the 2,587 new local cases the day before. There is usually a spike in case numbers on Tuesdays, due to people socialising over the weekend. The increase comes days after the return of the F1 Grand Prix race that attracted more than 300,000 people at the weekend. The race was not held in the last two years during the Covid-19 pandemic. Infectious diseases expert Leong Hoe Nam in response to queries said the increase was rather dramatic and could have been due to the festivities at the race. He said: “If you project the increase in numbers over the past two weeks, Tuesday’s should be at around 5,000 plus, rather than 6,888. “I guess everyone was simply mask down and bottoms up with infection cases rising subsequently.” However, infectious diseases specialist Paul Tambyah said the incubation period, even for new variants of the virus, is between three and four days, and those infected on Saturday and Sunday are unlikely to be testing positive.
SINGAPORE - A man locked himself in a flat with his wife and one-year-old son, refusing to open the door for the police for more than three hours on Monday morning. Police officers, including crisis negotiators, and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers were deployed over concerns that Mr Vincent Lin, 33, would harm himself or others, with neighbours saying that at least 20 officers had surrounded the flat at Block 182A Woodlands Street 13. He later opened the door and was arrested at around 1.20pm. The police said he had obstructed officers from carrying out their duties, and added that investigations are under way. His wife, 38, and his child were found to have minor injuries, according to SCDF. It did not mention the nature or cause of their injuries. Speaking to The Straits Times on Tuesday, Mr Lin, who has since been returned home, claimed he had locked himself in as he suspected that social workers were there to take his son away. ST has contacted the Ministry of Social and Family Development for comment. Neighbours said they would hear shouting from the unit occasionally in the past year, which left them worried.