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Archive for November, 2010

Man found dead at Queenstown MRT

Yet another suicide case… A man is found dead on the tracks of Queenstown MRT station (File photo) A Chinese man in his 40s was found dead on the MRT track at the Queenstown station on Monday evening. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received an emergency call at 8.16pm about the incident.

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Ex-M1 staff stole 3,400 high-end smartphones

What is the world coming to? So much corruption..even in Singapore? A former M1 employee stole 3,414 high-end smartphones and sold them for $2.09 million, the Singapore telco has alleged. According to court documents filed by M1 last week, Mr Matthew Yeo Kay Keng, 35, has apparently been stealing handsets since 2008, and using the [...]

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Most tweeted personnel this week – Aung San Suu Kyi

The Twittersphere, as everyone knows, is often the Stupidosphere or Shallowsphere, but this week, for a change, a meme of real substance has triumphed: Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years in Burma, but was released on [...]

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Bukit Panjang gangster slashers arrested

Six men have been arrested in connection with Monday night’s Bukit Panjang slashing attack that left several youths injured. Aged between 15 and 23 years old, the parang-wielding gang attacked several teens in two separate incidents on Monday. First, a 20-year-old assistant technician was slashed in the back and legs at around 10pm at Block [...]

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Thomson Fertility Centre error

When Thomson Fertility Centre’s error in giving a couple the wrong sperm during an IVF was discovered, the Health Ministry took a system approach, said Mr Khaw, in his first public comments on the incident on Saturday. He spoke on the matter at the sidelines of a community event, where he also stressed on the [...]

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Teen stabbed at Downtown East, dies from injuries

Halloween celebrations at Downtown East on Saturday turned into a real-life horror story when a young student was violently attacked in full view of a crowd. He later died in hospital from his wounds. According to The Straits Times, 19-year-old Darren Ng Wei Jie was with two friends when they got into a staring incident [...]

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Online shopping surge as shoppers take advantage of strong Sing dollar

Trust a savvy Singaporean shopper to sniff out a good bargain — even if it’s online. In what seems to be a perfect example of true Singaporean bargain-hunting spirit, an increasing number of people are jumping on the online shopping bandwagon to take advantage of the strengthening Singapore dollar. Online shopping concierges and internet payment [...]

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