5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (9 October 2019)

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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:

21YO Charged After Slashing Man’s Face With Knife Over Money Loan

21-year-old Wong Kian Hong was charged today in court for slashing 31-year-old Mr Poh Say Hong’s face with a knife on 3 October 2019 at Orchid Hotel.

The slashing resulted in Mr Poh sustaining a 5cm long permanent scar.

If found guilty, Wong could be jailed up to 15 years and fined or caned.

Click here for more information.

Condo & HDB Rents Fall In September; Leasing Demand Likely To Drop Further

More people are renting HDB flats as compared to private condominiums.

According to data from real estate portal SRX Property, overall rents for condominiums have fallen by 0.4% despite the year-on-year rents increasing.

Fall in rents could be due to slower economic growth and more pullback from hiring.

Click here for more information.

Drug Abuser Who Held 23YO Woman Hostage After Stealing Rolex Given Corrective Training

On 16 March 2016, 36-year-old Muhamed Fazulla Mohamed Khan slipped a Rolex watch into his pocket when the shop attendant was not looking. A police report was filed against him and the police decided to ambush him on 21 March.

He spotted them and barged into a 23-year-old woman’s flat because the main gate was unlocked.

He then took a 12.5cm-long blade from the kitchen and held the woman hostage in her own bathroom. He only released her after one and a half hours and surrendered two more hours later.

While out on bail, he continued to commit theft. Since he is a repeat offender, he will be given corrective training.

Cilck here for more information.


Man Fined For Doing “Dirty Things” While Staring At Boy’s Private Parts In Toilet

On 21 August 2018, 47-year-old Phang Kok Fui decided to stand next to a 14-year-old schoolboy in the urinals and started committing an obscene act whilst staring right at the boy’s private parts.

The schoolboy left immediately and reported the incident.

Phang was charged and fined $4,000 for performing an obscene act in public.

For this offence, he could have been jailed for up to three months, fined or both.

Click here for more information.

29YO Jailed After Threatening Ex-Wife With Knife, Sending Ex-Girlfriend’s Nudes To Her Family, & Punching Ex-Lover

The 29-year-old was charged with two charges of criminal intimidation and one charge of voluntarily causing hurt, with three more charges being taken into consideration.


He was sentenced to five months’ jail on Tuesday, 8 October.

For each charge of criminal intimidation, he could have been jailed up to two years and fined.

For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have also been jailed up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

Click here for more information.

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