Riots In Little India


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At around 10pm, a riot was started by an angry mob along Race Course Road in Little India. The rioting mob is consist of mainly foreign imported workers overturned police cars and then set them on fire. The riot began shortly after a 33-year-old worker from India was ran over by a private bus operated by BT&Tan Bus Transport Service. The accident happened at around 9.20pm at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road. Emotional people that witness the accident started hitting the windshield of a bus with sticks and garbage bins. The first responders to the accident, believed to be extricating the accident victim, were verbally abused by the crowd which later turned to a full blown riot. Read more »

Vietnamese Lady Arrested For Drugs


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A 22-year-old Vietnamese female national was arrested at Changi Airport for 6.25kg of ICE (Methamphetamine, psychoactive drugs) worth $1.25 Million. A detailed search of the luggage found about 6.25kg of ‘Ice’ hidden in the false side compartments of the luggage. Read more »

Public Officers Have To Declare Their Visits To Casino


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The Singapore Government is tightening rules on civil servants visiting casinos. Public officers who visit casinos in Singapore frequently or buy the annual casino entry levy will soon need to declare these actions. Recently, a former assistant director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo, was charged with criminal breach of trust involving S$1.7 million. Read more »

Chinaman Jail For Theft Onboard Jet


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A Chinese national was sentenced to nine months’ jail term, the harshest punishment meted out so far, for theft on board an aircraft. On 8 June 2013, the 32-year-old Yue Liangfu stole a brown trolley bag belonging to 69-year-old Cambodian, Kuy Touch, during a SilkAir (subsidiary of SIA) flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh. Read more »

Civil Defense Chief Guilty Of Sex-For-Contracts


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The Commissioner of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Peter Lim Sin Pang (age 52), was found guilty on Friday of corruptly obtaining oral sex from Ms Pang Chor Mui, the ex-general manager of Nimrod Engineering. Lim will be jailed for six months. Lim also faces nine other counts of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from two other women. The prosecution will decide on whether to proceed with those charges at a later date. Read more »

NUS Law Professor Guilty Of Sex-For-Grades


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The law professor of National University of Singapore (NUS), Tey Tsun Hang (Age 42), implicated in the sex-for-grades case has been found guilty of corruption after a trial that lasted for five months, from January to May. Prof Tey was convicted of six counts of corruptly obtaining sexual gratification in the form of gifts and sex from Ms. Darinne Ko Wen Hui, in return for giving her better grades between May and July 2010. Read more »

Kong Hee & Co On Trial


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The six leaders of City Harvest Church (CHC), Pastor Kong Hee & five others, accused of committing criminal breach of trust are in court for trial. Five of them – Kong Hee, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Tan Ye Peng and Serina Wee – allegedly misused church buildings funds amounting to S$24 million by channelling the money into two companies, Xtron Productions and PT the First National Glassware (Firna), as bond investments. The alleged misappropriation of money took place between January 2007 and October 2008. Read more »

PR From China Jailed Money Fraud


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A 51-year old fugitive from China and Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) Mr. Li Huabo, who is wanted by Interpol for alleged embezzlement in China, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for “receiving stolen money” amounting to more than S$180,000 in his Singapore bank accounts. The Commercial Affairs Department has also frozen about S$1.8 million of his assets here, as they were suspected to be the proceeds of crime. During the trial that was held in Singapore Subordinate Court, Mr. Li claimed his personal wealth was built through businesses on the sidelines and not through embezzlement. His last drawn monthly salary was 3000 yuan (S$600) working as as a low-level government accountant in Poyang County. He said, “They were all my own money,” and insisted he had been framed by former co-workers. Read more »

SIA Crew Arrested In Australia For Carrying Heroin


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A Singapore Airlines (SIA) cabin crew member was arrested at Sydney International Airport after he allegedly tried to bring in 1.6kg of heroin in Australia. Nicholas Tan Ngat Liang, 50, was a leading steward who was on duty during the flight from Singapore to Sydney. Read more »

No Smoking In Public Areas


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Smoking will be banned in more public areas to better protect the public from second-hand smoke. Smokers will not be able to light up at the common areas of all residential buildings, covered linkways and walkways, overhead pedestrian bridges, outdoor compounds of hospitals, as well as within a five-metre radius of bus shelters. Read more »

Online Pimp Send To Jailed For 5 Years


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Online Pimp, 39-year-old Tang Boon Thiew, admitted to committing 20 charges, including abetting the prostitute’s activities and living off her earnings, as well as starting the vice ring in 2010. Pimp Tang was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail and fined S$90,000. A further 82 charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing. The court heard that he obtained 82 bookings for a 17 years old call girl (cum polytechnic student) and received about 50 per cent of her earnings. She had been paid between $450 and $850 per booking. Read more »

Genneva Gold Office Raided


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On the 1st of October 2012, Genneva Gold was raided by both the authorities in Malaysia and Singapore for suspected offences including illegal deposit taking, money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance, false description (misrepresentations), appointment of agents without licence, and failing to lodge statutory documents. Read more »

Law Professor In Sex Scandal


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A National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor who allegedly gave his student prime grades in exchange for sex is under investigation. Read more »

City Harvest Church Founder Charged


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City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee and five other CHC members were charged in court for alleged misuse of church funds. Kong, 47, faced three charges for committing criminal breach of trust as an agent of CHC and for allegedly misappropriating about $24 million from CHC’s building funds for unauthorised use. His right hand man, Tan Ye Peng, 39, faced ten charges. A church board member, John Lam Leng Hung, 44, faced three charges. The church finance manager Sharon Tan Shao Yuen, 37 faced seven charges. Serina Wee, 35, chruch ex-finance chief and Chew Eng Han, 52, church ex-investment manager faces ten charges each. Each charge carries the maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a fine. The court has allowed Kong Hee to travel overseas for pastoral purposes. His bail was set at S$1 million. Read more »

MOE Scholar Jailed


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Jonathan Wong Wai Kheong, aged 25, was five years’ jail. Jonathan Wong was a former Ministry of Education scholar who was caught having sexual offences with an underage (15-year old) girl. Earlier, Wong, was caught for possessing child pornography in Britain, was expelled by the University of York and had his scholarship revoked in 2010. Read more »

Profitable Plots Shamed


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Two Britons, Timothy Nicholas Goldring (58-year-old) and John Andrew Nordmann (53-year-old) along with his Singaporean wife (44-year-old) were directors of investment firm Profitable Plots Pte Ltd (UEN:200502453D) of Prince Edward Road. They were charged with conspiring to cheat investors of US$2.4 million. Read more »

DBS ATM Breached Again


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Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) has been hit by another round of unauthorised ATM withdrawals. 17 DBS customers were affected and they lost nearly S$25,000. According to the Bank, on 19 February, the bank received calls from a handful of customers who were alerted to unauthorised ATM withdrawals in Singapore, after receiving real-time SMS alerts from the bank.

Orchard Road Snatch Theft Caught


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Police have arrested a 22-year-old man who is behind a series of snatch theft committed around Orchard Road for the last three months. The victims’ mobile phones or handbags being snatched while they were walking or waiting for bus along Orchard Road. He was arrested at a public car park behind Wheelock Place in a police stakeout. Read more »

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