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MOTHER IN VIRAL VIDEO CANING DAUGHTER ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS

The letter to the media, in which the woman signed off as a "repentant mother", the woman admitted that she is a very strict mother to her daughter, but added that this does not mean she does not love her children. She also explained that her actions was instigated by her daughter lying to her with regards to her homework, where the daughter lied that some worksheets which she did not do for her tuition were not required by her teacher. She also indicated that her daughter's grades were falling in the last three tests she took, and the mistakes made were glaring with carelessness.

Her daughter had also lied to her about checking her tests answers, and these just made the mother, who did not name herself, exploded into rage. She also explained that the canning was carried out in public because her own mother had forbade her from canning her own daughter in their home, alluding to grandparents spoiling their grand kids. She claimed that she tried to choose a quiet corner so as not to humiliate the daughter, but she did not expect a video of it to go viral.

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SDP: THIS IS HOW CPF & GIC SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE & MANAGED

The suspicions of the people over our hard-earned CPF savings would not have arisen if the PAP had not reneged on its promises and, worse, kept Singaporeans guessing on how these funds are being managed. Such an approach needs to be corrected which is not a difficult thing to do. What we need is for the GIC to be fully accountable to the people and for the Government to keep its promises.

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RENOVATION CHEATS GETS ALL THE MONEY, CUSTOMERS ARE LOSERS

The recent report on the family that ran into issues with their renovation contractors after paying $38,000 is a familiar story that seems to happen time and again. Every few months, you will have heard or read about someone who had contractor woes, where money has been paid, but the works either not done, or not completed, or worse still, no of the required and agreed standards.

Normally when this happens, it is the customers who stand to lose. They have to shell out a few thousand dollars to hire these contractors in the first place. But when work is not done or completed, and the contractors run away, there is no way the customers can get the money back. There may be court rulings to award the damages and pay back back money owed to customer, but this is hard to enforce. The contractor may just remain uncontactable, their shops abandoned, and money paid disappeared along with the contractors.

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MOTORCYCLIST DIED IN ACCIDENT WITH TIPPER TRUCK

An accident at Pasir Panjang Road early this Monday morning, involving a tipper truck and a motorcycle has resulted in one death. A police statement indicated that the accident happened early this morning at about 5:45 am at Habour Drive heading towards Pasir Panjang Drive.

A 30 year old man, reportedly the rider of the motorbike, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police investigations are still ongoing. No other details of the accident have been released by the police.

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ZOUK FOUNDER CHARGED FOR DRINK DRIVING

The founder and the former owner of Zouk, where revelers go to party and get super drunk, has been charged with drink driving and dangerous driving. Lincoln Cheng is accused of driving while intoxicated on the midnight of 16 February this year along Eu Tong Sen Street towards Upper Cross Street.

The founder of Zouk was also charged over an incident in 2015 where he allegedly drove through a red light, again at Eu Tong Sen Stree, that resulted in him hitting a taxi that was turning right to the street. He had sold Zouk in 2015 after being at the club's helm for more than 20 years.

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