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  • Insurance cover for parents' payments to school bus operators

    September 25, 2017 9:03 PM 2

    By the end of next month, parents of children taking the school bus will have their payments to 22 school bus operators insured against the businesses closing down suddenly. The protection follows the launch of a joint accreditation scheme yesterday by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) and the Singapore School Transport Association (SSTA)

  • 2 jailed in separate upskirt image cases

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    Engineer detained by husband of woman who recognised him from 2016 suspected incident An engineer was detained by the husband of a woman who recognised him as the person who she suspected of having taken an upskirt video of her almost a year ago. The 37-year-old husband, a chef, followed Gu Wei Wei from Kovan Heartland Mall to Kovan market and food centre

  • Thumbprint scanning at Tuas, Woodlands for car travellers

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    Everyone from age 6 must step out and scan both thumbprints at immigration counters Car drivers and passengers arriving and departing via the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints have to step out of their vehicles and have both their thumbprints scanned at immigration counters. The new move, introduced yesterday, is part of a trial to progressively expand

  • Write to understand yourself

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    Mr Thomas Kuan is 72 and has held several jobs in his lifetime, including at his father's insurance agency, in the telecoms industry and as an industrial engineering trainer. Inspired by an international movement for lifelong learning, U3A, he set up the U 3rd Age company, which offers writing workshops and other arts and craft courses for people older

  • 2 drug traffickers fail in bid to escape gallows

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    A drug trafficker convicted of a capital offence was sentenced to death in the High Court, although he had been certified by the Public Prosecutor (PP) to have cooperated with the authorities. In the first such case here, the court found that Hamzah Ibrahim, 54, was not a courier, after a joint 16-day trial with two others. Under the Misuse of Drugs

  • Longer immigration checkpoint clearance expected with new thumbprint scanning for car travellers

    September 25, 2017 9:22 AM 4

    Heads up if you are amongst those who regularly drive across the border to visit Malaysia - you might soon experience a longer wait time at checkpoints. Soon, all car travellers aged six and above will need to step out of their vehicles to scan both thumbprints as they go through immigration clearance at car counters. This will be implemented via the new BioScreen

  • Singaporean doctor on trial for helping HIV-positive foreign boyfriend deceive MOM

    September 25, 2017 7:21 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - A Singaporean doctor is on trial for allegedly helping his HIV-positive foreign boyfriend cheat the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) when the American submitted the doctor's blood for tests instead of his own in March 2008 to obtain an employment pass. Ler Teck Siang, now 36, is said to have committed a similar offence in November 2013 by helping

  • Rape offence more serious than another form of penetration: Apex court

    September 25, 2017 5:19 AM 3

    SINGAPORE – Rape is a more severe sexual offence than another form of penetration, a five-judge Court of Appeal ruled on Monday (Sept 25), in a case involving a former Sentosa beach patrol officer who faced one charge of each offence. As a result, the court lowered Pram Nair’s overall sentence by two strokes of the cane. This came after it reduced his sentence

  • UK military puts up equipment for sale, including Singapore-made Warthogs: Report

    September 25, 2017 3:17 AM 3

    LONDON: The British armed forces is selling off military equipment in the “biggest-ever" fire sale of its kind, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday (Sep 24). The assets on sale include the Singapore-made Warthog armoured troop carriers, which the report said were "praised for saving the lives of UK troops in Afghanistan”. Developed by Singapore Technologies

  • 160 pro bono hours and (not) counting

    September 24, 2017 9:02 PM 3

    NUS undergrad says volunteering keeps him grounded in reality, invested in legal system A year ago, law student Shaun Lim signed up as a volunteer at the State Courts to meet a pro bono work requirement. But he enjoyed it so much, he ended up spending a lot more time volunteering than required and even won an award for his commitment. The 24-year-old