A middle-aged woman created a ruckus on bus 197 as she wailed and demanded money from other passengers. She claimed she needed money to buy medicine, eat, and take bus home. She was dressed normally but seemed to be in need of psychiatric help.
A 80 year old cardboard-collecting man was bullied by 2 shopkeepers who accused him of stealing tissue paper and demanded that he pay $200 as punishment. Police had to intervene in the matter, which was finally resolved after the old man offered to pay $1.90 for the cost of the tissue.
NUS has demanded ex-student Jeanne Ten to remove her blog post which crowdfunded for legal fees against the university. It warned her that it will enforce its legal rights against her if she did not take the posts down. This comes a little too late as she has already reached her goal of $5000. Jeanne thanked donors for their contributions and said: "I will not give up the fight. Please continue to support me".
My mother almost got scammed when she picked up a called from this number. man on the other side said that they have me and demanded $30,000 for my safe return. mother said that she could hear my voice in the background screaming "mummy 救我!他们在打我" (mummy save me! they are beating me!)
According to the article “The ins and outs” (The Economist, May 16) – “Economists have long recognised that there is an association between inequality and development. Unequal incomes can impair growth if those with low incomes suffer poor health and low productivity as a result.”