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06-16-2010, 05:27 AM #1939
Sarawakians face new charges
The Straits Times
Jun 16, 2010
By Elena Chong
THREE Sarawakians accused of murdering an Indian national in Kallang on Wednesday faced fresh charges for a series of armed and gang robbery.
Micheal Garing, 22, Hairee Landak, 20, and Tony Imba, 31, face between five and seven charges each. The trio were earlier charged with the murder of construction worker Shanmugam Dillidurai, 41, at the open field along Kallang Road near a condominium on May 30. A fourth man, Donny Meluda, 19, is on the run.
In two of the fresh cases, they are said to have slashed their victims - Mr Sandeep Singh, 24, and full-time national serviceman (NSF) Ang Jun Heng, 18 - during the robberies.
In another case against Micheal and Tony, they allegedly hit the victim, Mr F.M. Noman Md Faizur Rahman, 34, on the head with a piece of rock, punched and kicked him during the hold-up under an MRT track behind Sims Ville Condominium between May 27 and 28.
Meanwhile, a seventh Malaysian was brought to court to face gang robbery charges.
Landa Sulai, 27, was initially charged a week ago with robbing Indian national Raja Jana Kazi, 20, of his cellphone, $32, work permit and ez-Link cards while one of more of them was armed with a parang.
His alleged accomplices are: Micheal, Hairee, Tony, Donny, Peter Usit Musa, 22, Sylvester Barogok, 26, and Shahman Milak, 21.
Except for Shahman, Micheal, Hairee, Tony, Peter, Sylvester and Landa are alleged to have robbed Chinese national Wang Jiuseng, 47, of his $300 cellphone at an open field along Sims Place on May 28 night.
Micheal, Hairee and Tony were remanded until July 7 for psychiatric examination while the rest will be back in court in two weeks.
06-16-2010, 06:45 AM #1940
I hope Orchard Rd and the businesses around it can be recovered fast as the Flood has affected the Area. What is happening to the world.
06-16-2010, 07:24 AM #1941
06-16-2010, 10:21 AM #1942
Just pity those outlets who didnt see it coming. Didnt you know Orchard Rd got flooded? I guess it is the first time in modern singapore that Orchard Rd got flooded. I guess the rain just came down too much and too fast.. if it happens in KL.. probably KL will get submerged...
06-17-2010, 01:20 AM #1943
Yes, I read this bit of news in the Straitstimes. It is rather surprising that the heart of the city is being flooded, because Singapore is a very small island where water from rainfall drain off easily into the sea. I can understand a place like KL, being far away from the sea, being easily flooded, due to its topography and perhaps poor town planning. But to see this happening in the heart of Singapore is rather surprising. Maybe, all the monsoon drains were either clogged with rubbish or the design of the monsoon drains fell short.
Perhaps Loh can share with us about what and why it happened?
06-17-2010, 05:26 AM #1944
Correct me if I am wrong in saying that some high end retailers in the heart of Singapore complain that their basements get flooded every year! Now this cannot be true, can it, every year?
06-17-2010, 07:34 AM #1945
06-17-2010, 11:54 AM #1946
Since you are so interested in my answer I'll satisfy your curiosity.
I think our leaders consider law and order very important to the ensure the safety of residents and to the running of a successful economy. With so many foreign workers in Singapore, it is important that Singapore sends a clear message to them that crime does not pay and the law will sooner or later catch up with the criminals.
The foreign workers in question found jobs in Singapore and get an income. Instead of being satified they want more money and resort to crime. They robbed and killed another foreign worker for resisting. Some victims got so badly injured that they have to remain in hospital and may not get any compensation. They may have to wait to be sent back to their home country with no prospect of getting another job.
Now, the Singapore police has to act fast to catch the culprits and to bring them to justice. Otherwise others may take this as a weakness and resort to more crime. And investors, visitors and law abiding residents may lose their confidence in our Singapore system.
That's why Singapore has to pursue the Romanian ex-diplomat car accident case to get justice done, although the victim who died was a Malaysian worker.
06-17-2010, 12:30 PM #1947
The reasons have been well publicised through the media and it will do you well to read them with a good pair of glasses just in case you miss the crucial points.
The flash flood, as the name implies, came suddenly as a result of continuous rain for a relatively long period. Some underground drains were unable to cope mainly through poor maintenance and the rain water just overflowed and caused flooding over certain areas. As suddenly as it came, the rain also stopped quite abruptly and the situation has reverted to normality, at least for today.
The flood has caused damage to some affected shops but some can claim from insurance.
This is not like a tsunami that can cause landslides and severe damage to property and loss of lives. In our flash flood case no lives were lost.
This is not as bad as the foreign workers who not only robbed but also killed another worker and severly injured others. If our police did not act fast enough, more damage to property and lives could well occur.
06-17-2010, 05:22 PM #1948
Jun 17, 2010
Badminton tourney hit by leaks
By Lin Xinyi
THE badminton games were played indoors. But the Li-Ning Singapore Open still could not escape yesterday's downpour.
Rainwater leaked through the roof of the 20-year-old Singapore Indoor Stadium, resulting in play on one of the four courts being suspended for most of the event's second day.
It led to a backlog of games stretching close to three hours.
Tournament referee Isabelle Jobard had little choice but to postpone 10 of the 80 matches, including those featuring 2006 men's singles champion Peter Gade and reigning women's singles world champion Lu Lan, to this morning.
'If we had continued, some of the matches will go on till as late as 3am,' said Ms Jobard. 'The decision was in the best interests of the players.'
Ms Denise Marsh, Singapore Indoor Stadium's chief executive, said the tournament is the first event to experience such a delay since the building was completed in 1989.
loh, singapore need to fix that stadium roof.
06-17-2010, 05:38 PM #1949
or else it's gonna turn inton the S'pore version of Putra Stdadium.i heard that insurance group aviava ain't no longer the title sponsor of singapore open.there goes the insurance company to cover the damadges.
06-17-2010, 05:54 PM #1950
06-17-2010, 09:04 PM #1951
Thanks to Aviva who has been a strong supporter of the Spore Open for a number of years. Although Aviva has pulled out, the company continues to support other sports in Spore.
It appears that China sports equipment giant Li Ning wanted to sponsor the Spore Open very much and they must have made a generous offer which can't be refused by the SBA. Li Ning has supported many badminton tournaments here and will continue to do so for a longer period I believe. The company is now the main sponsor of our national team. In any case it is good to have as many sponsors as possible so that the financial aspects especially can be taken care of.
06-17-2010, 11:58 PM #1952
This is what the Singapore flood is all about http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_541057.html.
The flood in Singapore's city center actually happens every year when the basement is flooded, according to shop owners. Also, flash floods are not the main reason for the floods, because both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur have monsoon drains to take away even large volumes of water. However, those drains can only work at maximum capacity if they are not clogged.
Already, Singapore lawmakers are asking in Parliament and pointing the finger at PUB for a sloppy job in not clearing the drains frequently. Inspecting the drains once in every 6 months is asking for trouble. Even once every month as now suggested is not adequate.
06-18-2010, 12:26 AM #1953
Debris and vegetation the main cause of the clogging, the news say. But then the public and the affected shop owners will the ask why were they there? As Singapore is very severe on anyone who litters, where did those debris and vegetation come from?
I think someone should get the sack for this public relations setback. It is another Mas Selamat type fiasco.
06-18-2010, 12:50 AM #1954
06-18-2010, 02:49 AM #1955
Of course it is none of my business about the floods in the heart of Singapore. If it were, I would have been either grilled to toast or might even become your saviour.
I only offer my own humble opinions and thoughts. Sometimes they make sense, other times they make some lone souls unhappy.
In a way I may sometimes appear to be a foil to the mythical Don Quixote!
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