Murder on Beach Road: Man charged with murder of business partner still in hospital

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): An executive of a renovation firm who fled Singapore after allegedly killing his business partner failed to appear in a district court on Friday (Nov. 25) as he remains under guard at Changi General Hospital . Why he is in the hospital was not stated. Caleb Joshua Chai Shanmugam, … Read more

Canberra man accused of raping woman in Westfield Belconnen gets bail in ACT Magistrates Court

An employee of a Canberra store accused of allegedly raping a customer in a staff room has been released on bail by the ACT Magistrates Court. Most important points: Abhishek Timalsina, 28, has been charged with rape at the Belconnen store A woman went to hospital after the alleged incident and underwent a forensic medical … Read more

Site manager at COVID-19 testing center embezzled S$14,000 worth of ART kits and faces jail time

SINGAPORE: When a site manager at a COVID-19 Quick Test Center realized that an employee’s miscalculation had led to an overstock of Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits, she wanted to cover it up to avoid problems. She and her colleague embezzled 103 boxes of ART kits worth S$14,162.50 and later sold some of them on … Read more

$22 million cannabis crop seized by police on remote property near Narrabri

Six people have been arrested after nearly $22 million worth of cannabis plants were seized near the northwestern NSW town of Narrabri. Most important points: Nearly 11,000 cannabis plants were found on the remote property during a raid on Thursday at 3 a.m. Five men and a woman were arrested and charged Several members of … Read more

Arrest warrant issued for ex-director of tuition fee center who helped students cheat on O-level exams

SINGAPORE: An arrest warrant has been issued for the former director of an education center who helped students cheat on their O-level exams. The warrant was issued on Wednesday (Nov. 23) after Poh Yuan Nie, 56, failed to appear in court to begin her jail term for 27 counts of cheating. Poh was sentenced to … Read more

Twitter wins lawsuit over Singapore tech firm’s failure to trademark bird logo

SINGAPORE: A Singapore-founded tech start-up is unable to register its bird logo as a trademark after a Supreme Court rejected its appeal, which US-based Twitter opposed. VV Technology, a technology start-up behind a mobile application that serves as a user’s smart personal concierge, filed an application in September 2018 to register its application mark of … Read more

Man who got expensive jobs with fake college degrees gets caught when construction company makes inquiries with NTU

SINGAPORE: A man who has been faking degrees to get high-paying jobs since 2009 was foiled in 2020 when a construction company checked his qualifications at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Yeoh Keng Swee, 55, was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Thursday (Nov. 24). He pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery with intent … Read more

Food delivery driver in PMD hit-and-run that left victim with broken ribs gets reformatory training

SINGAPORE: A food delivery driver who collided with a 60-year-old woman at high speed and broke the woman’s ribs has been sentenced to recovery training on Thursday (Nov. 24). Muhammad Izz Zainudyn Noor Azlan, 20, was ordered to undergo detention for a minimum of 12 months in a reformatory training center. He pleaded guilty to … Read more

A man followed a 7-year-old girl, who had left the house to buy a snack, into the elevator and assaulted her

SINGAPORE: A seven-year-old girl who left her home to buy a snack at a nearby provision store was confronted by a man who asked to meet her again when she returned. Although she didn’t intend to, the man was waiting for her when she returned with her snack and followed her into the elevator. He … Read more