A 21-year-old Malaysian man who tried to smuggle a 37-year-old Bangladeshi overstayer out of Singapore was caught at the Woodlands Checkpoint. His Malaysia-registered car, a black MPV, was seized. The Malaysian man said he was to be paid S$1,000 on completing the job.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) commissioner Peter Benedict Lim Sin Pang, age 51, was removed from his position following allegations of “serious personal misconduct”. Mr Lim was placed on leave from his duty and interdicted from their duties with immediate effect pending disciplinary proceedings. Read more »
Director of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Mr Ng Boon Gay, age 45, was removed from his position following allegations of “serious personal misconduct”. Boon Gay was appointed as Director CNB on 18 February 2011. He joined the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in 1991 as a Local Merit Scholar with First Class Honours in Mathematics and was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police the following year. Read more »
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Noraizam Abdullah, 40-year-old, admitted to stealing stealing S$32 from a donation box in a mosque to buy food for his family. He took the donation box at the entrance of the Darussalam Mosque at Commonwealth Avenue West. Noraizam, who has a string of previous theft offences, pleaded for leniency. The court also heard that Noraizam, who has a handicapped mother, stole the money to feed his family. He was sentenced to one year in jail. Read more »
An auxiliary police officer from Cisco shot himself inside a toilet cubicle on the first floor of Vivocity. It is also possible this is a case of suicide, as there are no apparent signs of foul play, and the toilet cubicle was locked from the inside. At the time of the shooting, he was attached to Citibank branch in Vivicity.
Tan Kim Teck, a 44-year old self-made businessman, was jailed for eight months. He was earlier charged with tax evasion and failing to keep proper business and accounting records. According to courts document, Mr Tan burnt his business records to destroy evidence of fraud. Tan Kim Teck was also ordered to pay a restitution (fine) of $413,880. He had filed documents to deceive by false appearance to the Inland Revenue Authority (IRAS) into undercharging him S$137,960 in tax between 2000 and 2007. Read more »
The High Court has sentenced two former Singapore Land Authority (SLA) employees for dipping their hands into SLA Coffer. They “made-off” with over S$12 Millions. Koh Seah Wee, aged 41, an SLA deputy director was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for money laundering and cheating his ex-employer. Koh’s subordinate cum accomplice, Christopher Lim Chai Meng, aged 38, was sentenced to 15 years in jail. Read more »
The 52-year-old Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JEL Corporation (Holdings) Limited, a public listed company, was sentenced to 12 months jail and fined S$280,000 for his creativity. Mr Eric Tan Boon Yong, who founded the firm, has pleaded guilty to conspired with two of his colleagues to falsify (cook) the company’s accounts (books) and inflated its profits by more than S$4.2 million.
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Goh Ah Bah, a 52-year-old businessman, was found guilty of failing to declare his rental income in his income tax returns for Year of Assessment 2005. Ah Bah was sentenced to a week in jail and ordered to pay a penalty of $74,000 after pleading guilty to one charge. According to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said Ah Bah owns a number of properties including HDB shop-houses.
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First he totaled his brand new Ferrari by crashing it into a tree on a clear day. Then he got sideswipe by his colleague’s Lambo. Now it seems that he had slammed himself directly into the slammer. Today 26 more charges were thrown at him for concealing, converting and transferring more than $1.8 million dollars of the loot. In addition, another charge for cheating a car finance company $350,000 with another man was pelted at him. Mr. Christopher Lim Chai Meng did all these for love of his exotic cars which included Ferrari and Porsche.
A 16-year-old student from Seng Kang Secondary School, Luke Sebastian, was charge with stealing $30 and a mobile phone worth about $100. According to the police, at about 2pm on 27 September 2010 the school reported of the theft. The police then rounded up seven Seng Kang Secondary School boys for investigation.
Mas Selamat bin Kastari, a leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist network, who was captured in Johor last year, was send back to Singapore by the Malaysian authorities. Mas Selamat was transferred back to Whitley Road Detention Centre, the very same facility he had escaped from in February 2008. There was probably a “Selamat Datang ke Singapura Mas Selamat” banner in his cell.
Koh Koon Hong, a 35-year-old man, had pleaded guilty to the heist at Goldsmith located along New Upper Changi Road with Tan Choon Huat, 52, and Lee Yeow Kwang, 48, while armed with a 45cm-long knife on 23 April 2010. The three escaped on two stolen motorcycles and later sold the million dollar loot to a goldsmith at City Plaza for half a million dollars. The goldsmith melted the items into five gold rods which were later recovered by the police. Koh, who was arrested four days later, was given $80,000 for his part in the crime.
A man was jailed for four weeks for having sex with another man in a male toilet at first floor of Mustafa Centre and then lied about it. The 23-year-old Malay man had met another 49-year-old Chinese man at a coffeeshop near Mustafa Centre at around 1am on 14th December 2009. Both agreed to engage in a sexual activity at the public restroom located inside the Mustafa Centre, a 24-hours shopping centre.
A pizza delivery boy, Tan Kwan Sin, was sentenced to six weeks’ jail for throwing the leg of a chair out of his flat on 31 January 2010 by the district judge. In his appeal, Tan’s lawyer asked the high court to sentence Tan to probation instead of a jail term because he had an IQ of 87 and was under stress as his parents were going through a divorce at that time. Justice V K Rajah did not agree and said it was pure luck that Tan’s act had not caused a more serious injury. The judge however acknowledged that the six-week sentence by the district judge was excessive and reduced Tan’s sentence to three weeks in prison.
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A 51-year-old man, Charlie Lim Chau Lee, was jailed for six months for asking another person to take the rap (blame) for his traffic offence. Charlie was caught speeding by a speed trap camera along Lornie Road at 4pm on 18 August 2008. He received a summons from the Traffic Police, informing him of a fine of S$150 and six demerit points. Charlie Lim then approached 39-year-old woman, Lim Ah Hwa, to take the blame.
A twenty-seven-year-old police officer, Mohamed Hanafi Mohamed Riza, who kept S$70 from a wallet handed over to him by a good samaritan, Mr Ronnie Woo, who had earlier found the wallet. However Hanafi kept the money and discard the wallet on 4 August 2009, when he was manning the Jurong West Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC). District Judge Jasvender Kaur sentenced Hanafi to four months’ jail and said that sentence was appropriate as the public expected the highest integrity from police officers. For misappropriation, Hanafi could have been jailed up to seven years and a fined.