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Abuse, death of Myanmar domestic worker ‘shocking’: Singapore law minister

K Shanmugam said prosecutors had sought murder charge for Gaiyathiri Murugayan who abused Piang Ngaih Don for nine months until she died.

K Shanmugam said prosecutors had sought murder charge for Gaiyathiri Murugayan who abused Piang Ngaih Don for nine months until she died.

Abuse, death of Myanmar domestic worker ‘shocking’: Singapore law minister
25 Feb 2021 - 6:56PM
Singapore woman who fatally abused Myanmar domestic worker pleads guilty, faces life

CCTV footage showed how she repeatedly abused and starved the Myanmar national for nine months until her death, by which time she weighed just 24kg.

CCTV footage showed how she repeatedly abused and starved the Myanmar national for nine months until her death, by which time she weighed just 24kg.

Singapore woman who fatally abused Myanmar domestic worker pleads guilty, faces life
24 Feb 2021 - 11:54AM
Use of lethal weapons in Myanmar against civilians ‘inexcusable’ says Singapore

The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also condemned the violence in Myanmar, and said the bloc will ‘take appropriate decisions’

The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also condemned the violence in Myanmar, and said the bloc will ‘take appropriate decisions’

Use of lethal weapons in Myanmar against civilians ‘inexcusable’ says Singapore
21 Feb 2021 - 7:26AM
Coronavirus Singapore: National Eye Centre says employee mistakenly given five Pfizer doses

Singapore National Eye Centre says mistake happened during vaccination exercise, and that staff member suffered no side effects.

Singapore National Eye Centre says mistake happened during vaccination exercise, and that staff member suffered no side effects.

Coronavirus Singapore: National Eye Centre says employee mistakenly given five Pfizer doses
7 Feb 2021 - 1:15PM
Expat who punched Singapore taxi driver after boozy night out jailed for seven months

The New Zealander flew into a drunken rage when the 60-year-old taxi driver took a wrong turn while driving him home, breaking his nose.

The New Zealander flew into a drunken rage when the 60-year-old taxi driver took a wrong turn while driving him home, breaking his nose.

Expat who punched Singapore taxi driver after boozy night out jailed for seven months
30 Jan 2021 - 11:44AM
No open court trial for Singapore youth who planned to attack mosques, minister says

Making the details of the 16-year-old’s motives public may inflame religious sentiments, Law Minister K. Shanmugam says.

Making the details of the 16-year-old’s motives public may inflame religious sentiments, Law Minister K. Shanmugam says.

No open court trial for Singapore youth who planned to attack mosques, minister says
28 Jan 2021 - 6:13PM
Singapore boy influenced by Christchurch gunman made ‘detailed plans’ to attack mosques

The Singapore student, 16, intended to strike two mosques on March 15, two years after Brenton Tarrant shot dozens of Muslims in New Zealand.

The Singapore student, 16, intended to strike two mosques on March 15, two years after Brenton Tarrant shot dozens of Muslims in New Zealand.

Singapore boy influenced by Christchurch gunman made ‘detailed plans’ to attack mosques
27 Jan 2021 - 9:05PM
Coronavirus: Singapore’s contact-tracing app can be used by police but only for serious offences

It was last week revealed that police can obtain TraceTogether data for criminal investigations under the Criminal Procedure Code.

It was last week revealed that police can obtain TraceTogether data for criminal investigations under the Criminal Procedure Code.

Coronavirus: Singapore’s contact-tracing app can be used by police but only for serious offences
9 Jan 2021 - 11:57AM
Singapore family in court for treating woman as slave, chaining her up and knocking out teeth

The victim was close to death after being chained up, malnourished, having her teeth knocked out with a hammer and being burnt with boiling water.

The victim was close to death after being chained up, malnourished, having her teeth knocked out with a hammer and being burnt with boiling water.

Singapore family in court for treating woman as slave, chaining her up and knocking out teeth
8 Jan 2021 - 8:42PM
Malaysia’s Mahathir one of world’s ‘most dangerous extremists’, says US-based group

The US-based Counter Extremism Project put the former prime minister at number 14 on its list of people ‘considered a huge threat to international security’.

The US-based Counter Extremism Project put the former prime minister at number 14 on its list of people ‘considered a huge threat to international security’.

Malaysia’s Mahathir one of world’s ‘most dangerous extremists’, says US-based group
7 Jan 2021 - 9:12PM
Malaysian cartel allegedly sold fake halal meat to Muslims for 40 years

A local media investigation said the group smuggled meat from non-halal certified sources including China, Brazil, Canada and Ukraine

A local media investigation said the group smuggled meat from non-halal certified sources including China, Brazil, Canada and Ukraine

Malaysian cartel allegedly sold fake halal meat to Muslims for 40 years
30 Dec 2020 - 9:04PM
Singapore arrests Dickson Yeo, who spied for China in US, after he returns to city state

The Internal Security Department says it will ‘interview Yeo to establish if he had engaged in activities prejudicial to Singapore’s security’.

The Internal Security Department says it will ‘interview Yeo to establish if he had engaged in activities prejudicial to Singapore’s security’.

Singapore arrests Dickson Yeo, who spied for China in US, after he returns to city state
30 Dec 2020 - 9:04PM
Singaporeans gather cautiously as coronavirus restrictions ease during phase three of reopening

Singapore has contained community transmission, allowing groups of eight people – up from a limit of five – to meet.

Singapore has contained community transmission, allowing groups of eight people – up from a limit of five – to meet.

Singaporeans gather cautiously as coronavirus restrictions ease during phase three of reopening
28 Dec 2020 - 7:21PM
Singapore’s hawker culture clinches spot on Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage list

The nation’s hawker culture joins more than 463 items already on the prestigious list of international treasures, including angklung music and kimchi making.

The nation’s hawker culture joins more than 463 items already on the prestigious list of international treasures, including angklung music and kimchi making.

Singapore’s hawker culture clinches spot on Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage list
17 Dec 2020 - 10:12PM
Singapore human rights lawyer M Ravi charged with defaming law minister K Shanmugam

M Ravi, who represents death-row inmates, claimed in a Facebook post that another lawyer said law minister K Shanmugam ‘controls’ the chief justice.

M Ravi, who represents death-row inmates, claimed in a Facebook post that another lawyer said law minister K Shanmugam ‘controls’ the chief justice.

Singapore human rights lawyer M Ravi charged with defaming law minister K Shanmugam
16 Dec 2020 - 2:44PM
Coronavirus: Singapore tightens travel rules for Hong Kong visitors amid surge in cases

From December 14, visitors entering Singapore with a travel history to Hong Kong in the last 14 days must serve a two-week quarantine in dedicated facilities.

From December 14, visitors entering Singapore with a travel history to Hong Kong in the last 14 days must serve a two-week quarantine in dedicated facilities.

Coronavirus: Singapore tightens travel rules for Hong Kong visitors amid surge in cases
12 Dec 2020 - 3:59AM
Singapore domestic worker weeps while recounting employer’s sexual abuse

The foreign domestic worker from Myanmar testified that her married employer groped her and forced her to perform a sex act on him.

The foreign domestic worker from Myanmar testified that her married employer groped her and forced her to perform a sex act on him.

Singapore domestic worker weeps while recounting employer’s sexual abuse
10 Dec 2020 - 1:30PM
Singapore man detained under Internal Security Act over involvement in Yemen war

The Internal Security Department said Sheik Heikel volunteered to take up arms to fight alongside a faction in the civil war while living in Yemen.

The Internal Security Department said Sheik Heikel volunteered to take up arms to fight alongside a faction in the civil war while living in Yemen.

Singapore man detained under Internal Security Act over involvement in Yemen war
9 Dec 2020 - 5:56PM
Robot vacuums can be used by hackers to ‘spy’ on conversations, Singapore researchers say

The ‘LidarPhone’ attack can take advantage of the device’s built-in sensor to gather potentially sensitive data, National University of Singapore scientists found.

The ‘LidarPhone’ attack can take advantage of the device’s built-in sensor to gather potentially sensitive data, National University of Singapore scientists found.

Robot vacuums can be used by hackers to ‘spy’ on conversations, Singapore researchers say
8 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM
Singapore funeral director charged over ex-boyfriend’s death at car park

Alverna Cher Sheue Pin is accused of causing the death of her ex-boyfriend Wee Jun Xiang in a multistorey car park in May.

Alverna Cher Sheue Pin is accused of causing the death of her ex-boyfriend Wee Jun Xiang in a multistorey car park in May.

Singapore funeral director charged over ex-boyfriend’s death at car park
3 Dec 2020 - 1:40PM
National University of Singapore professor fired for sexual misconduct after sexting, harassment investigation

Professor Theodore G Hopf from the university’s political science department was accused of harassing a student and sending a sexually explicit text message.

Professor Theodore G Hopf from the university’s political science department was accused of harassing a student and sending a sexually explicit text message.

National University of Singapore professor fired for sexual misconduct after sexting, harassment investigation
1 Dec 2020 - 3:53PM
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong tells TOC defamation trial he hopes family feud can be repaired

Lee Hsien Loong is suing the chief editor of The Online Citizen for libel over an article published last year about the family dispute over Lee Kuan Yew’s home.

Lee Hsien Loong is suing the chief editor of The Online Citizen for libel over an article published last year about the family dispute over Lee Kuan Yew’s home.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong tells TOC defamation trial he hopes family feud can be repaired
30 Nov 2020 - 10:29PM
Singaporean, expats fined for breaching coronavirus regulations in island outing

They were part of a group of 12 people, mostly Britons, who gathered at Lazarus Island in August, breaking the limit of five.

They were part of a group of 12 people, mostly Britons, who gathered at Lazarus Island in August, breaking the limit of five.

Singaporean, expats fined for breaching coronavirus regulations in island outing
27 Nov 2020 - 6:58AM
Singapore investigates dozens for religious extremism ‘to pre-empt copycat attacks’ after France beheading

A majority of those being investigated attracted attention after they had supported the killing of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty.

A majority of those being investigated attracted attention after they had supported the killing of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty.

Singapore investigates dozens for religious extremism ‘to pre-empt copycat attacks’ after France beheading
24 Nov 2020 - 5:41PM
21 people linked to Singapore chapter of South Korea’s Shincheonji Church arrested for covert activities

The nine men and 12 women had allegedly ‘re-engaged’ in activities connected to the church, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

The nine men and 12 women had allegedly ‘re-engaged’ in activities connected to the church, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

21 people linked to Singapore chapter of South Korea’s Shincheonji Church arrested for covert activities
12 Nov 2020 - 3:16PM
Singapore helper acquitted of theft, said boss compensated her for his sexual advances

The helper said her boss, who was 89 at the time, gave her his bank card to withdraw US$5,800 as compensation for his sexual advances.

The helper said her boss, who was 89 at the time, gave her his bank card to withdraw US$5,800 as compensation for his sexual advances.

Singapore helper acquitted of theft, said boss compensated her for his sexual advances
2 Nov 2020 - 6:30PM
Singapore resumes use of flu vaccines linked to South Korea deaths

The Health Ministry said the likelihood of a causal link between the vaccinations and the deaths reported was determined to be low.

The Health Ministry said the likelihood of a causal link between the vaccinations and the deaths reported was determined to be low.

Singapore resumes use of flu vaccines linked to South Korea deaths
2 Nov 2020 - 1:04PM
Singapore doctors say no complications with flu vaccines linked to South Korea deaths

Ministry of Health has advised doctors to temporarily stop the use of two vaccines, although South Korean authorities have found no direct connection to casualties.

Ministry of Health has advised doctors to temporarily stop the use of two vaccines, although South Korean authorities have found no direct connection to casualties.

Singapore doctors say no complications with flu vaccines linked to South Korea deaths
29 Oct 2020 - 11:10AM
Singapore jails man for forcing underage girl to perform sex act on him

The 26-year-old Indian national, who is married, was jailed for seven months for sexual exploitation of the girl, 15.

The 26-year-old Indian national, who is married, was jailed for seven months for sexual exploitation of the girl, 15.

Singapore jails man for forcing underage girl to perform sex act on him
21 Oct 2020 - 6:00PM
Singapore woman jailed for six months for beating Philippine domestic worker

Tan Bee Kim hit and slapped her helper with shoes and household items several times between 2012 and 2018, and received a six-month sentence.

Tan Bee Kim hit and slapped her helper with shoes and household items several times between 2012 and 2018, and received a six-month sentence.

Singapore woman jailed for six months for beating Philippine domestic worker
21 Oct 2020 - 10:12PM