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  • Wild boar attack: Man thanks passers-by, to be discharged on Fri

    October 25, 2017 9:00 PM 98

    The 44-year-old man attacked by a wild boar in Bukit Gombak last Thursday is set to be discharged from hospital tomorrow, after doctors have ensured that his wounds are not at risk of being infected. His condition has been stable after undergoing leg surgery on Monday, and he is grateful for the public's help during the incident, he told The Straits

  • Law Society council polls see close fight

    October 25, 2017 9:00 PM 89

    The Law Society's elections for seats on its governing council showed up one of the closest outcomes ever when two candidates were edged out in two categories by narrow margins. Incumbent council member Felicia Tan, standing for re-election, drew 337 votes against Mr Josephus Tan's 329 in the middle category, while Mr Benjamin Foo beat Ms Grace Morgan

  • Bouquets: Teachers who spark love for learning

    October 25, 2017 9:00 PM 89

    As the school year comes to an end, I would like to express my gratitude to two of my teachers. First, Mrs Hor Foong Yee, my secondary one maths teacher. She would make it a point to answer every question she is asked. Sometimes, she would stay back after lessons to explain the solutions to maths problems, even thouse I brought up out of my own interest

  • Students with special needs intern at Istana

    October 25, 2017 9:00 PM 96

    They pick up skills in Istana's kitchen, Spice Garden; stint there a first for these students After watching baking videos on YouTube, 16-year-old Murial Chua decided she wanted to be a baker. "I was inspired by the colours and the decorations," said Murial, who has a mild intellectual disability. She took a step towards fulfilling her dream when she landed

  • Serial thief who stole from Airbnb rooms sentenced to reformative training

    October 25, 2017 5:03 PM 89

    SINGAPORE: A teenager was sentenced on Wednesday (Oct 25) to reformative training for repeatedly stealing from homes rented through home-sharing websites like Airbnb and HomeAway. Muhammad Hakim Muhalil, 18, rented the rooms with his then-girlfriend Nor Amelia Natasha Nordin between September last year and March this year, and broke into locked rooms

  • Sembcorp to build solar systems to power hangar facilities at Changi, Seletar

    October 25, 2017 3:20 PM 86

    SINGAPORE — Energy solutions provider Sembcorp Industries will be developing two solar energy systems to help ST Aerospace power its operations at two facilities. A subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), ST Aerospace operates hangar facilities at Changi, Seletar and Paya Lebar airports to service, repair and overhaul aircrafts

  • 60-year-old man arrested for armed robbery in Punggol

    October 25, 2017 12:45 PM 94

    SINGAPORE: A 60-year-old man who allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint at Punggol Central has been arrested, said the police in a news release on Wednesday (Oct 24). The robbery took place on Tuesday at about 3.30pm. The victim, 56, told the police that a man armed with a knife had entered the lift with her and robbed her of her pouch. The pouch, which

  • Hired after internships, Latest Singapore News

    October 24, 2017 10:00 PM 105

    On Monday, Miss Teo Jia En, 22, started work at international trade fair company Koelnmesse. It came days after she graduated with the pioneering batch of hospitality business students from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) last Friday. Miss Teo interned at Koelnmesse for eight months last year, during which she was flown to Macau to help with Siggraph

  • Settlement reached over sculpture dispute

    October 24, 2017 9:00 PM 88

    A defamation suit brought by a trustee of a Buddhist monastery against its former abbot was settled in court yesterday and will not go to trial. Venerable Guojun offered to pay Mr Lee Boon Teow $30,000 to settle the lawsuit, without admitting to any defamation. The 42-year-old monk will also be allowed to collect a religious sculpture from Mr Lee, 65, who has been storing

  • Help migrant workers stand up for their own safety

    October 24, 2017 9:00 PM 88

    They form majority of workers in workplaces with high accident rates and deserve more targeted help measures Singapore has set itself the target of significantly reducing its workplace accident rate. The fatality rate alone last year was 1.9 in every 100,000 workers. Last month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the target of reducing that to fewer