Ex-RSAF Engineer Cheated SAF of More Than $1.8 Million: 6 Topics S’poreans Talked About Today (10 May)

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Northies, if you’re staying smack dab in the middle between Sembawang and Yishun, we have some great news for you.

Plus, the overwhelming victory by Malaysia’s opposition party that will show you how Singaporeans and Malaysians love each other (though we’re still fighting over who has the better nasi lemak).

Here are 6 topics of the day you really cannot miss. Jinjja.

Ex-RSAF Engineer Confessed To Cheating SAF of More Than $1.8 Million

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Meet Rajkumar Padmanathan. He joined the airforce as an air force engineer back in 1989 and left on 31 July 2012.

When he was with the RSAF, his job was to raise requests for repair and maintenance works to aircrafts.

Contractors will tender for the project and he would indicate his preferences for contractors to his bosses.

His bosses trusted him and would go along with his recommendations.

On 19 May 2010, he started a company, Goodwill Aviations System (GAS) with his wife as the only shareholder and director.

He started giving recommendations for his own company without telling them that his wife owns it.

He managed to give GAS 99 contracts worth $868,994 between Oct 2010 and Jul 2012.

In 2014, he met Sung Way Xiong, 29, and got him to work together in cheating the government.

He managed to get the prices of items in the RSAF’s inventory.

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In total, he managed to get contracts worth $1.8 million.

Rajkumar and Sung each pleaded guilty to one corruption charge and eight offences involving the Official Secrets Act.

In addition, Rajkumar also pleaded guilty to 19 cheating charges.

Sung was sentenced to 10 weeks jail while Rajkumar will return to court on 27 Jun.

New MRT Station Between Sembawang & Yishun To Start Operations By Dec 2019

Canberra MRT, the station between Yishun and Sembawang, will start work next year.

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No longer do you have to bemoan the fact that going to either Sembawang or Yishun is going to take the same time.

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The station will have five exits linked directly to new housing estates, together with covered walkways to bus stops, pick-up/drop-off points and bicycle parking lots.

The station is estimated to be able to cut off travelling time to the city by 10 minutes.

Lucky you, the value of your house is going to skyrocket, man.

Man Arrested For Suspected Drink-Driving After Accident

Don’t drink and drive, you might not be able to tahan the consequences.

To drive the message home, here’s a cute commercial that Singaporeans will definitely remember.

I’d want a dog like that for myself.

But anyway, here’s what happened.

A driver crashed his car into the central road divider along Yishun St 51 at 11.25 pm on 8 May.

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When the driver came out of his car, he allegedly threw away an empty can of Carlsberg.

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The driver allegedly said that he had just come from the hospital. And he was “feeling down” about his mother’s terminal illness.

A witness of the aftermath also told STOMP that he didn’t smell “any beer smell” from the driver.

The police confirmed that they were alerted to the incident and have arrested the man for suspected drink-driving.

And for those out there who whipped out your notebooks to record the car plate of vehicles in accidents, here you go.

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18-Year-Old US Seaman Missing in S’pore, Police Appealing For Information

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Have you seen this guy around Singapore?

The 18-year-old reportedly left a US Navy ship with his friend when it docked at Singapore.

His friend went to the 7-eleven while Seth Woods went to the smoking area to vape.

When his friend came out from the store, Seth Woods was missing.

He has been missing for more than two days and his family took to social media to appeal for information.

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His sister also told reporters that it’s impossible that Woods ran away because he loves what he does.

Lt Commander Arlo Abrahamson, the US Navy’s spokesman for the US 7th Fleet in Singapore said that they’re aware of the incident and is looking into it with Singapore authorities.

Change of Govt in M’sia As Ruling Party Gets Dethroned, Shows Touching Love Between S’poreans & M’sians

In case you missed it, the Malaysian opposition party started by Tun Dr Mahathir, Pakatan Harapan, has won a shocking victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE).

They won 113 seats while Malaysia’s ruling party, Barisan Nasional (BN) won 79 seats.

This gives the opposition party the right to form the next government in Malaysia.

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After the news of GE14 results broke out, Singaporeans and Malaysians expressed their love for each other.

In case you’re unaware, the polling day is in the middle of the week.

This means plenty of Malaysians might not be able to get off work, especially those working in Singapore, to work.

However, it was said that some Singaporean business owners allowed their workers to go back to Malaysia and vote.

Singaporeans also (very kindly) did not rush into Johor Bahru on 8 and 9 May so that the causeway links won’t be jam-packed with vehicles.

Traffic on Causeways On Eve of Voting Day

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And on voting day itself

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But the most touching part of this entire saga is how Singaporeans and Malaysians expressed their love for each other on Facebook.

Aww. Doesn’t this show that Singaporeans and Malaysians are like brothers and sisters?

We might fight over food, football clubs and all. But when it comes to crunch time, we’ll pull together and support each other.

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But hey, Malaysians, Singapore’s bak kut teh still tastes better than yours #justsaying

Man Throws Used Tissues on Audi Parked at AMK, Caught on Camera

In case you’re unaware, most, if not all, cars come equipped with a dashboard camera.

And there might be nobody in the car at the moment, but there’s always someone watching out for the car.

Shortly after a man was arrested for jumping on a Grab car, another one was caught on video.

He jumped onto a parked car and struck a pose.

And now, a third man who did something wrong to the car appeared.

But this time, (at least) it was milder?

 

Image: Chris Lim Facebook Page

On 8 May, Chris Lim, who claims to be the owner of the car, uploaded a video onto Facebook.

It shows a man walking in front of a parked car. He was wiping his hands with a tissue, then threw them onto the windscreen of the car before walking off.

Lim said that his car is an Audi and was parked at Ang Mo Kio.

You can see his full post here.

Remember, there’s always someone watching you. #JustSaying


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