5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Was Reported Yesterday (13 September 2019)


Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby beer would often appear in your Facebook news feed, while important news like the GDP growth of Singapore this year wouldn’t get the same reach.

It’s understandable since social media platforms would prioritise engaging and viral contents to keep users in their platform.

In order to ensure that you’d still know about important news instead just social news, below are the top five Singapore news that was reported yesterday which you should know, simplified for you in a bite-sized format:

Man Chokes NEA Officer After Getting Caught Throwing Cigarette Butt Down Drain 

A man who had discarded his cigarette butt into a roadside drain was stopped by an auxiliary police officer with the National Environmental Agency (NEA). He was told by the officer that he had littered and asked for his particulars.

The man ignored the officer and pushed him on his chest before choking him by the neck with his hand. However, he claimed that the officer had attacked him first. He is out on bail of $5,000 and will return to court to be sentenced on 4 Nov.

Read the full article here.

No More Paper Medical Certificates (MCs) 

Paper MCs issued by SingHealth institutions are expected to be replaced by digital MCs by 2020. Patients will receive digital MCs under a system called DigiMC.

Patients will receive an SMS text message containing a URL for accessing the digital MCs. They can forward the SMS or the URL to their employers. MCs will also be locked with the patient’s date of birth as a security feature on the off chance the information is sent to the wrong phone number.


Read the full article here.

Pig And Cow DNA Found In White Rabbit Candy 

Samples of the popular candy that were sent in for testing contained traces of pig and cow DNA. It is suspected that the ingredients used in the candy may include gelatin.

The White Rabbit Candy does not specify what kind of gelatin it uses. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister said that it is the responsibility of the consumers to ensure that the products they consume are halal.

Read the full article here.

Transport Firm Owner Fined For Causing The Death Of A Worker

The owner had asked two of his workers to rig and align a bundle of wire mesh while it was being lifted with a hydraulic crane. The workers were aligning it with their bare hands when it dislodged and gave way. The 1.5 tonne bundle pierced one of the workers’ throats. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations revealed that the owner had failed to ensure that the lifting chain was in good condition. Both of the workers were also not trained in safe lifting operations. He was fined $140,000 by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Read the full article here.

30 Stitches and A Permanent Dent In Her Head For A Woman After Near Collision With PMD Rider 

The e-scooter rider was travelling at 10kmh before applying his brakes to avoid hitting the lady. Startled, she stumbled backwards.

She was unconscious for about one minute and her fall had left her with head injuries, bruises on her chin and neck, as well as a crack tooth. She had to undergo an operation which left her with 30 stitches. The rider was fined $3,500.

Read the full article here.

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