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ACTOR CAUGHT DRINK DRIVING, SAY AS ROLE MODEL, HE SHOULD NOT DO IT

Local popular Channel 8 artist, Aloysius Pang was charged in court yesterday for drink driving. The actor, who is 26 years old, was driving along Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim at about 5am on May 8 when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a barrier.

He allegedly had 55 microgrammes (mcg) of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The prescribed limit is 35 mcg. No other vehicles or persons were involved in the accident. Pang indicated that he will not engage a lawyer and that he will plead guilty. He stated that he should not have drunk driven, and as a role model, he will bear the consequences for his actions.

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LOCAL CH8 ACTRESS RUI EN THROWS NEIGHBOR'S PHONE IN RAGE, APPEARED AGITATED & IMPATIENT

According to Chinese dailies, local CH8 actress Rui En is in the centre of another controversy, this time over her act of flying into a rage when she could not get a phone to dial the numbers she wanted. Reports say that at 6PM on 20 April, Rui En appeared at her neighbor's door asking for a power bank because her phone was dead. The elderly couple at the door told her they did not have a power bank and they invited her in to use their landline.

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HAVE VERNACULAR BROADCAST STATIONS FURTHER DIVIDE MULTICULTURALISM IN S'PORE?

I don't think it's purely coincidental that the latest round of blackface minstrelsy involved actors from Channel 8 (Shane Pow, Chew Chor Meng). So I want to talk about our monolingual vernacular broadcast stations in Singapore, and Channel 8 in particular.

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SPORTS CAR OWNER RECEIVES PARKING SUMMONS & A "KISS" FROM LOCAL CELEBRITY'S SUV

One "lucky" owner of a white sports convertible received a pair of surprises today when he returned to his vehicle and discovered 2 "love notes" waiting for him on his windscreen. Shortly after receiving a summons from a parking warden while parked near Sembawang Hawker Center this morning, the same sports car received a light bump from a black SUV driven by local Mandarin celebrity Christopher Lee, who was at the wheel with his wife Fann Wong and his son in tow.

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