Arne Corneliussen, a Singpaore PR, had been given 10 weeks jail after he pleaded guilty to causing hurt by grabbing Chan's neck and choking him after a night of drinking. He also paid $30,000 compensation to Chan. However, after reading reports of the case, Mr Roslan Zainul and his friend Mohamed Ayub Shaik Dawood came forward and told the police that Chan's version of events was not true and that Chan, and not Mr Corneliussen, was the aggressor. Corneliussen had already served half his sentence, and subsequently re-tried and fined $2,000 after he was convicted of causing hurt by wrapping his arm around the cabby's neck.
As for the cabby, he was jailed 18 months for lying and punching Corneliussen. When the case first came out, vitriol were poured into the direction of the Singapore PR, just for the fact that he was not a Singaporean, and that he was perceived to have beaten up an honest, hardworking cabby. Now that the truth is out, would all those who slammed the Caucasian man come out and apologise?
So there has been a lot of talk about innovation recently which has been hard to take seriously. Here’s an example, how can Singapore and Singaporeans stay relevant when the latest Oscar best picture winners Moonlight, a film about a young gay black man growing up and coming of age isn’t being screened nor does it have a release date in Singapore. It seems that Moonlight might not see the light of day in Singapore just because of its positive and accurate portrayal of LGBT persons in it’s film.
What is happening to Singapore? Bedok is not the only place where these huge rats can be found scurrying around. It seems they are everywhere, even in Orchard! Is it because of all the digging we are doing for the MRT lines, the shopping malls, and new expressways? These rats have no where else to go but upwards. Thus, we see more of them now.
Hopefully, the authorities do something about this. We certainly don't want to go back to the old days when rats carrying disease are everywhere around us, and some of us might fall prey to them.
In Singapore, one needs to be only 18 to hold a Class 2 and 3 driving license, 21 years old to hold a bus vocational license and heavy vehicle driving license, and soon, only 2 years driving experience required to go for private hire vocational license. I think that for new driving license holders, be it local or foreigners, the first year is very crucial and they are still very new to the traffic conditions and laws here, hence they are very unfamiliar and unconfident at times, this is what resulted in an accident.
So I suggest that new license or newly converted license holders have to go through more orientation and training programme to ensure safety of themselves and other road users. And for those young or new heavy vehicle and vocational license holders, send them for a monthly evaluation, ensure they know the safety procedures of it and also passengers safety, make train them with this for at least a year before allowing them to hold the vocational license. Most accidents here are cussed by young, inexperienced and worse still, foreign drivers.
This is a video, from the 06th January 2017, of the imam at Jami' Chulia Mosque cursing Christians and Jews. This was during the Friday khuthbah. He did it again today. In summary, he said, "God Grant us victory over the disbelievers, God Grant us victory over the polytheists, God Grant us victory over the hypocrites and the people of envy, God Grant us victory over the Jews and the Christians, God Grant us victory over the Jews and the Christians ..." The last part was repeated twice as an emphasis. How is this acceptable in the context of Singapore?
Currently, no mater how many young kids you have, the Government had made it mandatory to have childcare leave for the labour force, but it is capped at six days per year per parent for children below seven years old. Now, this hardly sends a correct signal about the noises the Government have been making lately for Singaporeans to have more kids. How is six days enough for someone with more than one young child? A simple virus itself will take off probably two days of the childcare leave, so how to sustain for the whole year?
The writer suggested tiered childcare leave, where rather than having a limit of six days per child, it could be 10 days for parents of two, and 14 days for three children.
Singaporean sound editor Ai Ling Lee did not win at the Oscars today. She sadly lost in both categories she was nominated for. However, just to be nominated for the Oscars, which represents the highest accolade in the movie making industry in Hollywood.
We should congratulate her for a job well done, and surely this will represent another stepping stone for the veteran sound editor. She had previously worked on some 70 movies including blockbuster action flicks like Deadpool, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Thor, Man Of Steel, Godzilla, Mr. And Mrs. Smith and Spider-Man 2. This is someone that we should also use as a shining example of Singaporeans who can make it big in a world stage.
According to one netizen, a resident at Sengkang found himself in a very sticky situation when he returned home one evening to discover that his bathroom's rain shower had become infested with bees. The pictures show the aftermath of the man's battle with the bees, who wound up dead on the ground after pesticide was used to kill them. The netizen claims that the owner had used Baygon to kill the bees himself.
I would like to share extremely unusual activities taking place at the Kubors beside my Mosque and across the street where a Madrasah stands. When I was praying and washing up at Malabar mosque's kitchen last Fri evening, I noticed lots of Indian foreigners as well as our local men entering the grave site in intimate manners.
This morning, woke u p to news that Nokia is relaunching a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out. This new relaunched version will allow for web browsing, which the original did not have.
This iconic phone was first launched in 2000, and the original 3310 sold nearly 120 million units worldwide before it was discontinued in 2005, making it one of the world's best-selling mobile phones. So, for those thinking of it as a novelty, then this relaunch is a godsend. But be warned though. The phone is run on 2.5G. Singapore's 2G networks will be closed from April this year, thus Singaporeans who think they can use this phone are in for a tough luck. All 2G-only phones will not support calls, SMS and data services, so you will end up playing the "Snake" game only.