Say, if you were sexually harrassed by someone, would you ever want to see them again? Probably not, especially if that person slapped you.
But that is what this man is trying to do.
Here’s what you need to know about this, and other stories that Singaporeans are talking about.
But first, something that happened in Malaysia that shocked even people in Singapore.
Druggie Motorcyclist Traumatised Pregnant Woman on Road in Broad Daylight
When you drive on the roads, there’s a couple of things you need to look out for.
Discretionary right turns which will not be allowed anymore (soon). We wrote an article about this, you might want to read it. However, this is an app-exclusive article so you’ll need to download our free app to read it.
Inconsiderate drivers and crazy people.
Like this one.
It was reported on 27 Apr that in Penang, a 27-year-old woman was involved in a road accident with a motorbike.
She slowed down to take a right turn and a motorcyclist hit the left side of her car.
When she wanted to lodge a police report, the biker got angry and started smashing at her windows with his helmet.
And the rear window of her car with a hammer.
The pregnant lady appeared traumatised in the video.
He fled the scene after and was arrested by the police near his house three hours later.
He was tested for morphine.
You can watch the video below.
Man Who Sexually Harrassed Man on SMRT Wants To Meet With Victim to Apologise
Meet Mr Gam Thean Soon.
On 19 Apr last year, he propositioned a 25-year-old American man, Joseph Flynn De Marini, on the MRT along the Northeast Line.
He told that person that he is “gay” and he “likes him”.
Then, he used vulgarities and slapped De Marini when he was rejected.
In his mitigation plea, Gam’s lawyer said that Gam would like to meet with De Marini in person to apologise.
After the incident, he said that Gam was referred to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) four times per week for alcohol and psychological treatment.
He has since stopped going as he wasn’t able to afford the $80/session psychological sessions.
It was revealed that he has two estranged children who did not contact him anymore. They blamed him for losing his S$5.4 million landed property to a cheating friend.
To show his willingness to change, the judge ordered Gam to continue with his psychological treatments.
And should De Marini agree to a meeting, a victim-offender meeting session will be arranged next month.
If convicted, he can be jailed up to 2 years, fined $5,000, or both.
Maid at Simei HDB Block Fell While Cleaning Windows, 67-Year-Old Injured While Breaking Her Fall
In case you’re unaware, maids are humans too.
They need rest and they need to be kept safe while working.
Apparently, either this maid or her employer didn’t get the memo.
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On 27 Apr, it was reported that an Indonesian maid fell off the window ledge when she was allegedly cleaning windows.
Fortunately for her, bystanders were in the right place to make sure she still live.
Painting inspector, Azman Jalil, said that he was at the unit on the second floor when he saw a leg dangling outside the window.
He tried grabbing her legs but she slipped, pulling part of his body out of the window.
Initially, he was holding on to her shirt but it ripped and he was forced to hold on to her hair.
When she slipped out of his grasp, a 63-year-old man in red managed to catch the maid, but suffered injuries during the incident.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they took two people to Changi General Hospital.
Again, maids are humans too. But some employers don’t think that way.
Just look at the next news item. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Here’s a “Textbook” Example of a Maid’s Schedule, And It’s Ridiculous
Recently, maids are getting mentioned in the news again, but not for anything good.
One includes a maid’s schedule found in a library book.
Another mentioned a maid who stole a whole lot of items from her employers.
Now here’s another one, and it’s not good news. Not for Singaporean employers, anyway.
On 24 Apr 2018, Agsaoay Leah, a maid in Singapore shared her timetable online.
A 13-and-a-half hour work day, and no breakfast.
But that’s not the best part.
This kind of schedule…no kick.
The maid shared that this was the timetable set by her previous employer. At that time, she was a direct hire and had no agency to run to.
SIA To Operate World’s Longest Flight By End of 2018
After winning the world’s no. 1 airline in the world, Singapore Airlines is eyeing another number one.
The world’s longest flight.
SIA is going to pick up their new ultra-long-range aircraft in the third quarter of 2018 and will launch non-stop flights to New York before the year end.
The flight is expected to last 19 hours and will allow it to reclaim the title of running the world’s longest non-stop flight.
Together with the New York route, they’re also expected to start non-stop flights to Los Angeles (LA), the city of angels.
The flights will come with business and premium economy seats, so expect it to be pretty pricey.
But really, the world’s longest flight? Hell, I’ll shell out the dough for it.
To be honest, some might prefer stopover flights but they’re not my cup of tea.
Because I want to just get the flight over and done with and enjoy more time in another country that’s not Singapore.
Going Green: Zero-Waste Shopping Coming to Singapore
Global warming. Pollution. These are things that people are thinking of nowadays, especially after humans have harmed the environment for so long.
And people who are concerned for the environment started appearing.
Like Ms Florence Tay.
She came across the concept of a zero-waste provision store in Europe online.
“I thought it was a great idea that took a step further when it comes to minimising the use of unnecessary packaging, especially plastic,” said Ms Tay.
Fast forward one year later and one such store with a similar concept will be opening its doors at Sembawang Hills Estate.
At the store, customers have to bring their own containers and weigh in before starting to shop.
She hopes that this will help Singaporeans to plan for their grocery shopping and not buy more than they need.
Although if there’s anything else you need, there are reusable bags or containers (donated by members of the public) available for customers to purchase extra stuff.
The store will focus on food items in the beginning, as well as locally-made cleaning supplies.
So, what do you think of this concept? Will you buy it?
You can read the full story here.
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