Tag Archives: Straits Times 25 Sep 2014

MUM GETS MAXIMUM 10 YEARS’ JAIL FOR CAUSING SON’S DEATH

SHE was about to admit to causing the death of her only child, nine-year-old Gabriel, by pushing him out of a fifth-storey window last year. But 32-year-old Rebecca Loh showed little expression in the High Court yesterday. Instead, the bespectacled woman, who has a history of schizophrenia, stood up and in an almost chirpy voice, said: "I plead guilty." When Justice Tay Yong Kwang asked if she understood the consequences of her plea, she replied: "Ya, I admit to the charge. Oh, and I also seek leniency."

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WIDOW AND NIECE NOW HELPING POLICE WITH INVESTIGATIONS

Mr Yang's lawyer, Mr Joseph Liow, who was at the hearing, said his client had applied to the courts on Aug 29 to have Madam Chung returned to his care. On Aug 2, Madam Mok had taken her aunt out of her bungalow and into her home. A month later, she made Mr Yang's wife and two children leave the bungalow, where they had been staying since last year. Mr Yang was overseas at the time.

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ISIS SUPPORTER STABS TWO POLICE OFFICERS

Some Christian schools and churches have reported threats from young men bearing Islamic flags and threatening them with "slaughter". Terror suspect Abdul Numan Haider was shot in Melbourne on Tuesday while allegedly planning to behead police officers and drape them in an Islamic flag. The 18-year-old stabbed two policemen before he was shot dead.

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ISIS-LINKED TERRORIST GROUP BEHEADS A FRENCH MAN

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed the execution of Frenchman Herve Gourdel, who was held hostage by Algerian militants linked to the Islamist State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that had previously beheaded three Western captives.

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