5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Was Reported Yesterday (12 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 Cheated 17 People Over $1 Million Now In Jail 

He cheated more than $85,000 from his employer in 2008 and cheated 17 more victims of more than $1 million while on the run. He was finally arrested last year after a check at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino.

He did not transfer payments to finance companies but instead had used the misappropriated funds for his own expenses including gambling.

Read the full article here.

Maid Sentenced To 4 Months’ Jail After Pinching Employer’s Mother At NUH

A maid was sentenced to four months’ jail for voluntarily causing hurt to a critically ill older woman.

The older woman had thrown tantrums and insulted the maid on several occasions which led to her pinching the woman’s left breast, left arm, left cheek and nose.

Read the full article here.

Retired Cabby Dies After Getting Trapped Under the Bottom Of A Taxi Outside Ikea Alexandra

The retired taxi driver was out shopping with his family at Ikea last Saturday when the tragic incident happened. A taxi was driving out from Ikea’s drop-off point as he was crossing a road.

His wife and son heard a loud sound before turning around and seeing the cabby under the taxi. He was conscious when taken to the National University Hospital. He died seven hours later after undergoing three surgeries.

Read the full article here.

Ah Hock loved Michelle and asked her, ‘Ai stead mai?’ in the 90s. Today, he tried again but would it work? Prepare some tissue paper and watch their love story here:

Two Teens Sentenced To Reformative Training After Rioting Against “Lockdown” Punishment

The teens were inmates at Singapore Boys’ Home and had decided to plan a riot after they were placed on “lockdown” punishment where they were not allowed to leave their dormitories.

Together with a few others, they carried out their plan to rebel which included a fake fight among them. They also damaged property. The boys had pleaded guilty to being members of an unlawful assembly, with a common objective to voluntarily cause hurt to victims and to commit vandalism.

Read the full article here.

Unemployment Rate For Singaporeans In Q2 Rises Up To 3.3%

Compared to 3.2 per cent in March, the jobless rate for citizens has risen slightly to 3.3 per cent. The number of job vacancies fell from 57,100 in March to 47,700 in June.

However, there were fewer retrenchments in the second quarter of the year as compared to the first. As a result, the seasonally adjusted ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons dipped to 0.94 for the first time since December 2017.

Read the full article here.

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