Top S'pore model lodges police report against porn site
A freelance model in Singapore Ms Jvnne Zheng has lodged a police report against a notorious porn site based overseas for using her photos without her permission in an article which has defamed her.
In her latest post on her blog, Ms Zheng wrote she has emailed the site to remove the post:
Skip food outlets that hire many foreigners, website say
An audacious call to boycott food outlets in Singapore that hire many foreigners is drawing fire online.
Transitioning.org, a website that champions the rights of the unemployed, is calling for "a nationwide boycott of F&B outlets that more than 80 per cent foreigners" in its workforce.
The suggested boycott, which will last for a month in May, is to protest against how employers maximise profits by hiring cheaper foreign labour while claiming that Singaporeans shun the jobs, the website's editor Gilbert Goh said in the post that was put up today.
"Employers have always come up with the excuse that local Singaporeans do not want to work in the F&B industry but my question to them is have they try (sic) hard enough?
"Are they paying our local workers adequately as they can't compare the needs of the local workers with those who are foreigners." he said.
Onus on men to verify prostitute is above 18
The law was enacted in February 2008 and within six months, two men became the first to be charged for having paid sex with an underage girl.
The girl was a 16-year-old from China. The men, aged 55 and 61 and fathers of teenage girls themselves, ended up in prison.
Under Section 376B of the Penal Code, anyone found guilty of having paid sex with someone under the age of 18 can be jailed a maximum of seven years and fined.
Three men return to court for underage prostitution case
SINGAPORE: Three men who were charged on April 16 with having paid sex with an underage girl were back in court on Monday to fix a date for a discovery conference.
The men will return to court on June 11, when both the defence and prosecutors are expected to present their cases.
The three men were among the first batch of 44 men to be charged with having commercial sex with an underage girl.
Teacher pleads guilty to caning maid repeatedly
An employer told her Indonesian maid that she would be caned if she made mistakes.
After she was caned repeatedly by the employer - who is a teacher - the maid sought help from a neighbor’s domestic worker.
The neighbor’s maid noticed the bruises and her employer took the 24-year-old victim to the police.
On Monday, Lee Meng Choo, 54, pleaded guilty to abusing Sri Maryati.
Police arrest 2 for theft onboard SIA flights
Police have arrested two men for theft-related offences on board separate Singapore Airlines flights on Saturday.
In the first case which took place on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Singapore, a 38-year-old man was spotted by a cabin crew to have removed a laptop bag from an overhead compartment located several seats in front of him. The suspect then went back to his seat and began searching through the bag before returning it to where it was stored originally. A check later revealed that apart from some documents, there were no valuables kept inside the bag.
Woman loses bid to get back $650,000 from former lover
It was a case that had it all - sex, money, allegations of blackmail and even a Thai fortune-teller.
On Monday, it came to an end after the unfaithful wife at the centre of the saga lost a legal bid to recover more than $650,000 from her former lover.
Financial consultant Sarah Tee embarked on a long-running fling with the man she hired to renovate her Balestier Road apartment, at times going away with him to Malacca and Bangkok.
But the relationship soured, allegedly after she discovered that he was also having an affair with the Thai clairvoyant.
GP suspended, fined for dishing out hypnotics, codeine
A doctor has been suspended from practice for four months and fined $5,000 for professional misconduct.
Dr Kwan Wai Chee, 43, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of 'failing to exercise due care' when she managed and treated her patients with 'inappropriate prescription of Hypnotics and cough mixture containing codeine'
Singapore's inflation sees unexpected rise to 5.2% in March
Inflation shot up an unexpectedly high 5.2 per cent in March as vehicle prices and rentals continued to escalate, and rising wages add to health and education costs.
The sharp increase in the consumer price index, which caught out economists, reverses the trend of moderating inflation seen in the first two months of the year.
Supermarts may start charging for plastic bags
Shoppers may need to pay for plastic bags in the future, if a proposal being studied is adopted.
The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is studying ways to cut down on the excessive use of plastic bags here.
One of the options being considered is for supermarkets to start charging for plastic bags daily or on alternate days, The Straits Times has learnt.
LRT train stalls, passengers walk tracks to safety
Eleven passengers of the Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (LRT) found themselves walking the tracks to safety on Sunday after the train they were in stalled.
They were helped by Singapore Civil Defence Force officers as they made their way along a 1.5m-wide emergency walkway in a 150m trek to Senja station.