SCDF Cpl Kok Yuen Chin’s case is all anyone could talk about these days.
Go to your Facebook and you’d likely see it on your feed. Plus plenty of speculations by the public.
While it’s okay to feel anger at the injustice suffered by a member of our Life Saving Force, remember that investigation is ongoing and we shouldn’t speculate. Much.
After all, you’d know that people are doing their jobs when you hear about the progress of the investigation.
Like this one.
4 More Officers Implicated in SCDF NSF’s Death
On 16 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that four more SCDF officers are implicated in the death of SCDF NSF Cpl Kok Yuen Chin.
These officers are supposed to be promoted on 1 June but will have their promotions withheld until the conclusion of the investigation.
The two SCDF regulars who were arrested on 14 May are suspended from duties with half-pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
SCDF Commissioner, Eric Yap, sent out a message to all SCDF officers.
He says that even if you did not participate, but knew and turned a blind eye towards these incidents, you are held accountable for it.
SCDF has zero tolerance against initiation or ragging activities.
He added that they owe it to Cpl Kok that such a thing don’t happen again.
The Attorney General Chamber (AGC) is reviewing the case as well with criminal proceedings.
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Late SCDF NSF’s Father Opens Up About His Last Conversation With His Son
The Chinese have a saying: 白发人送黑发人。It means, the greatest pain for a parent on earth is to have their kids die before them.
Reporters caught up to Cpl Kok Yuen Ching’s father, Mr Kok Meng Hua, at his son’s wake in the Melaka suburb of Krubong.
Mr Kok remembered being glad that his son is securing a future in Singapore because “Singapore is a very safe place, unlike overseas”.
He recalled his last conversation with his son prior to his death.
It was about dinner.
His son had knocked off early from Tuas Fire Station, and Mr Kok asked his son if he wanted to have dinner together.
Cpl Kok rejected the dinner invite as he had a buffet date with his girlfriend. He invited his father to the buffet, but Mr Kok declined.
He could remember thinking, “There’ll be more chances to eat together in the future.”
Little did he know that it was the last time he’ll hear from his son again.
Mr Kok was on his way back to Singapore after a weekly visit to his wife when he received the call to go to the hospital.
When he reached, he saw his son in a neck brace and scratches on his face.
Mr Kok’s sister, Helen Kok, said that the family wanted to watch the CCTV footage for closure, but isn’t sure if they’ll be allowed to.
Jurong East Big Box Might Be No More Soon
Remember back when Big Box was about to open for business?
Westies were excited because it seemed like such a cool concept. Warehouse retail does sound pretty exciting.
Well, guess what? The warehouse shopping mall might disappear from Jurong East soon.
On 16 May, it was reported that the warehouse retail license that the mall is operating under has expired.
Owned by Big Box Pte Ltd, a 51% subsidiary of TT International, the space is now put up for sale.
Cushman & Wakefield, the exclusive marketing agent for the sale said that this is a huge opportunity for logistics, warehousing and e-commerce fulfilling companies.
A warehouse facility within the prime area of Jurong Gateway is a rare find. Moreover, it’s connected to JEM and Jurong East MRT station, and also accessible via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and the Tuas Second Link.
Interested buyers have until 14 Jun, 3 pm, to indicate their interest in the sale.
So if you have fond memories of the place, be it your first date, your first place to shop for household furniture, visit this place before it’s gone forever.
Man Scammed of $447 After Trying To Buy $250 PS4 on Carousell
Carousell is a godsend to people. Finally, we can get rid of stuff that we can’t bear to throw away, but don’t use anymore.
But just like with every good thing, there’s a bad side to it.
Like gullible people and scams.
On 11 May, Facebook user Inaa Jane posted about her boyfriend’s experience on Carousell.
She said that her boyfriend saw a $250 PS4 on Carousell and wanted to buy it.
I mean, who wouldn’t?
Even on Lazada, arguably one of the cheaper places you can get your stuff from, is selling a PS4 console for $349.
This is a console, plus 10 FREE games and two controllers.
So he bought it.
And here’s what happened.
The guy was given an account to transfer the full amount to and even confirmed the games that the buyer wanted.
The problem? Homecoming Spiderman doesn’t exist and Red Dead Redemption 2 will only be released in October 2018.
Then, he was told that the item has been mailed out, but he needs to pay an additional GST and Insurance fee, amounting to $197.
He was promised that the $190 insurance fee will be returned in cash together with the delivery of the item.
When he hesitated, the scammer told the guy that the Insurance and GST Fees are the only thing holding up the delivery.
And after he paid for the additional fees, this happened.
He was asked to pay another fee for customs clearance.
The scammer promised that the fee will be refunded back to the guy. That was when the guy had enough and demanded a full refund.
Only to be told that’s impossible.
He was told to bank the customs clearance fee in fast.
And ask the buyer not to disturb the seller.
Inaa Jane later discovered that the Carousell seller had changed the name and display picture of the account.
It was also discovered that the NRIC sent by the seller when Inaa’s boyfriend asked for a refund was a fake.
It was obtained from another person whose wife was duped into giving for a home-based work scam.
At the end of the day, remember this: if it’s too good to be true…it is.
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Woman Who Hit Mother And Verbally Abused Policeman Sentenced to Mandatory Treatment For 2 Years
Yup, that’s the one we wrote about on 20 Apr.
She made headlines when she admitted to hitting her mother to the policeman.
Then she started hurling vulgarities at Staff Sergeant Ng, who responded to a distress call made by her father.
At that time, we mentioned that she might not even get jail time.
And she didn’t.
On 16 May, it was reported that Cheryl Sng Yu Qin is sentenced to two years mandatory treatment.
Instead of prison, she’ll receive treatment for her mental condition.
It was not revealed what her condition was, but if she fails to adhere to the guidelines of the treatment, her order could be revoked.
For assault, she could’ve been jailed up to 2 years and fined up to $5,000.
And for verbally abusing a police officer, she could’ve been jailed up to a year and fined up to $5,000.
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