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Police investigating discharge of fireworks in Jurong West

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating those who discharged fireworks in Jurong West on Sunday night (Oct 27). Although no injuries were reported during the incident that happened at Jurong West Street 73, those found guilty could be jailed up to two years, fined between $2,000 and $10,000, or both, the police said on Monday. […]

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It’s raining cats and turtles: Hundreds of pets kept in high-rise buildings escape and fall

Every year, about 250 cats fall from high-rise buildings here, and about half of them perish, says the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). And it is not just felines that fall victim to the phenomenon known as high-rise syndrome. Among other animals that have plummeted from height are snakes, tortoises, turtles […]

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak was ’emperor of 1MDB’, says ex-CEO

Najib Razak was the “ultimate power” at 1MDB, a former chief executive officer of the defunct state fund has told a Kuala Lumpur court in the ongoing corruption and money laundering trial against the former Malaysian prime minister. Datuk Shahrol Halmi told the court on Thursday (Oct 17) that the board of 1Malaysia Development Berhad […]

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Thai king restores jobs, titles and insignia of 3 officials

The Royal Gazette reported on Monday (November 11) that His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has restored the jobs, military titles and royal insignia previously taken away from three palace officials who were fired last month for severe disciplinary misconduct and accused of exploiting their bureaucratic positions for personal gain. The three officials who will be […]

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SG Nasi Lemak case: Man faces 5 more charges involving pornography

SINGAPORE – One of the four alleged offenders accused of transmitting obscene materials in messaging application Telegram was handed five more charges involving pornography on Tuesday (Oct 29). This means, Liong Tianwei, 37, is now accused of nine counts of transmitting pornographic material by electronic means. He allegedly transmitted the material through Telegram to a […]

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CCTV reveals how shooter smuggled gun into Thai courtroom

Surveillance footage has shown how Pol Maj-General Thanin Chantharatip, who yesterday shot and killed a lawyer and injured four others at the Chantaburi Provincial Court, was able to smuggle a firearm into the building.  On Wednesday (November 13) Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of Office of the Judiciary, showed reporters footage from CCTV cameras. These show Thanin […]

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No asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder bottles sold in Singapore: HSA

SINGAPORE – No traces of asbestos were detected in Johnson & Johnson talcum powders sold in Singapore, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Tuesday (Oct 29). On Oct 18, the healthcare giant said it would be recalling 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the US, after a bottle in the batch was found by […]

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Furniture store Crate & Barrel to close flagship outlet at Orchard Gateway @ Emerald

SINGAPORE – American furniture and homeware brand Crate & Barrel has announced that it will be closing its flagship store in Singapore. The outlet at Orchard Gateway @ Emerald, which opened its doors to the public five years ago, will remain in operation till Nov 10. The 25,000 sq ft retail space spans five storeys, from basement […]