SINGAPORE: An e-bike rider who whizzed past an elderly pedestrian while beating a red light, then punched him even after he fell to the ground, was on Wednesday (May 2) sentenced to five weeks in jail.Yue Kim Ming, 63, was riding his e-bike along Hougang Avenue 7 on May 18 last year at around 9.30pm at a speed of 30 to 40kmh, the court heard. The maximum speed for e-bikes by law is 25kmh. When Yue beat the red light at a traffic junction, he sounded his horn repeatedly at pedestrians Mr Kei Kwee Siang, 69, and his wife, who were crossing while the light was in their favour. Mr Kei was unable to move out of his way in time. While Yue was passing by, Mr Kei raised his hands in reflex in order to prevent the plastic bag he was holding from hitting the rider.Yue then got off his e-bike and accused Mr Kei of hitting him. He punched Mr Kei on his face and chest, causing him to fall down, then continued hitting him while the elderly man was on the ground. Mr Kei … [Read more...] about E-bike rider gets 5 weeks’ jail for beating red light, punching elderly pedestrian
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SINGAPORE - If you have come across a Facebook post purportedly showing speed cameras catching speedsters on an expressway, disregard it. The post is an old one, posted in July last year by an account named "AGyp IIot". It juxtaposes a photo of a road with a sign that reads "Lentor Ave, Yishun" and "Woodlands, BKE", with a video not taken in Singapore. The caption of the post reads: "Camera flashes means you are caught speeding!!..be careful of speed cameras install at the bridge". Some netizens were quick to catch on that the video was not taken here. Ahmad Yusoff pointed out that the plants in the centre divider did not look like they were from Singapore. Roy Kastro added: "Smart people will do research first before spreading false news." Even so, the post has been shared more than 40,000 times and has gone viral again this week. The Singapore Police Force has information on its traffic enforcement camera locations on its website. There are four types of cameras listed on its portal, … [Read more...] about Viral post on speed cameras towards ‘Yishun’ is old, fake news
On Charmaine Leung's first day of school, her mother warned her not to tell anyone where they lived. Theirs was an infamous postcode - the red-light district Keong Saik Road, where Leung's mother ran a brothel. Leung, 44, has written a memoir of her childhood in the gai dau, or "chicken stable" as it was crudely known in Cantonese - partly as an attempt to come to terms with the shadow her mother's profession had cast on both their lives. "A lot of my childhood was shrouded in shame," she says. Leung, who has a partner, worked in marketing until 2014, when she took a break to write 17A Keong Saik Road, titled after the address of her mother's brothel. "This is the story of an entire community. Nowadays, we look at it as heritage, but it was their lives." Keong Saik Road today, with its hipster cafes and swanky bars, was a foreign world to Leung when she returned to Singapore in 2011 after 15 years in Hong Kong. BOOK IT / 17A KEONG SAIK ROAD LAUNCH WHERE: 15A Keong Saik Road WHEN: … [Read more...] about Growing up in a red-light district
PETALING JAYA: The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by LFE Corp Bhd former director Alan Rajendram Jeya Rajendram against a one year jail term and a RM1.2 million fine, for furnishing false statements to Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd in 2007. He was sentenced in 2012 after being convicted by the Sessions Court of four charges of knowingly permitting the furnishing of false statements by LFE to Bursa. Alan’s appeal against the Sessions Court decision was dismissed by the High Court on November 28, 2016, following which he lodged an appeal to the Court of Appeal. The false statements were in relation to fictitious purchases of about RM119 million made by LFE’s subsidiary LFE International Ltd in all four quarters of LFE’s unaudited financial results for its financial year ended December 31, 2007. A three-panel bench presided by Justices Datuk Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim, Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli and Datuk Yaacob Hj Md Sam found no merit in the appeal filed by … [Read more...] about LFE Corp former director’s appeal against jail term, fine dismissed
Tanya T. Lara (The Philippine Star) - March 24, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — There are offices and then there are offices. Google and other tech companies have revolutionized not only the way we live, but also the way we work — people working on their laptops standing up, bean bags scattered around, ergonomic chairs that lessen the back pain from sitting at your desk all day, and meeting rooms that are fun and less formal. If you have such an office, chances are, you have Actiu furniture, the Spanish brand with a philosophy to make the workplace cool. Actiu regional manager for Asia Pacific and New Zealand Michael Blanco was in Manila last month to introduce the new collection that’s distributed in the Philippines by Boogi Furniture, the company founded by the couple Burkhardt “Boogi” Zipperich and Nenette Pangilinan. Boogi says, “Workspaces need to spark motivation and joy. The challenge is to create … [Read more...] about Lights, camera, Actiu!