Thai boys rescued from cave in tears, mourn diver who died

CHIANG RAI: The 12 boys and their coach rescued from a Thai cave were in tears as they mourned the death of an ex-Navy SEAL who died while taking part in the mission, the health ministry said Sunday (Jul 15). The “Wild Boars” football team are recovering in hospital following 18 days spent inside the Tham Luang cave after entering on Jun 23 and getting trapped by monsoon floodwaters. Doctors say they are in good health following a successful three-day operation which ended Jul 10 when teams of Thai Navy SEALs and international cave diving experts…

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Food News Singapore 

New hygiene rating system for eateries to kick in from late 2020

SINGAPORE – The National Environment Agency (NEA) will replace the existing hygiene grading system for eateries in late 2020, in the the first review of its kind in over 20 years. The new food hygiene recognition scheme will focus on consistency, with establishments awarded bronze, silver and gold ratings based on their track record. Eateries with no major hygiene lapses for two years will get a bronze award, and those with a clean record of five or 10 years will get silver and gold respectively. Currently, establishments are graded A,…

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Asia Claim: Asia’s leading Contingency litigation agent open in Indonesia.

HERE AT YOUR VOICE ASIA WE HAVE RECEIVED A FLOOD OF INBOUND ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE LITIGATION AGENT, ‘ASIA CLAIM’. SO WE DECIDED TO REVIEW THEIR OPERATION AND INTERVIEW KEY STAFF MEMBERS. In 2002, The Refund Association was incorporated to work alongside the Timeshare Consumer Association (TCA). A UK Consumer watchdog bringing financial restitution to owners of vacation memberships, land banking and direct sales products falsely sold as investment grade products. Clear and indefensible misrepresentation by sales companies led to their first courtroom success against the exchange network, ‘RCI’. Accused of,…

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Murder News Singapore 

Man found dead after fight reported at Geylang Road; 1 arrested for his alleged murder

SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old man was found dead after a fight was reported along Geylang Road on Friday morning (Jun 15). The police have classified the incident as a murder and a 30-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the case. The police said in a news release that they were alerted to a fight at 218 Geylang Road at about 7.50am. The victim was found lying motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. Channel NewsAsia understands that he had visible head injuries. The suspect will be charged in…

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News North Korea Singapore USA 

Trump-Kim summit: Singapore hosting a potential watershed moment in world history

SINGAPORE: A wavering possibility, rekindled by unexpected overtures, finally looks set for fruition. The highly anticipated tête-à-tête between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un on Tuesday (Jun 12) is on the brink of reality. For the first time, a sitting US President and a North Korean leader, representing two countries which have never seen eye to eye, will meet face to face, and the island nation of Singapore will host this historic event. Just weeks ago, when Kim and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in took a stroll in the border village of Panmunjom, the sun shined again over the peninsula…

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Bangkok News Sex Trade Thailand 

How Thailand’s military is putting a stop to Bangkok’s famously rambunctious underground nightlife

Thailand’s military government is crushing the spirit of Bangkok’snightlife amid an intensifying crackdown that is forcing many bars and clubs to close early or indefinitely. With an election tentatively set for February 2019, the campaign appears to be a last-ditch attempt by the embattled government to impose social order and salvage its legacy. Since the army swept to power in a bloodless coup in 2014, it has intermittently enforced curfews and arcane regulations to rein in the city’s rambunctious nature, but in the past year its efforts appear to have gained vigour.…

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News Singapore 

Refunds made to Prudential customers affected by erroneous deductions

SINGAPORE: Refunds have been made to the Prudential policyholders affected by erroneous deductions, the insurer’s payment bank Standard Chartered Bank Singapore said on Friday (May 25). “We acted immediately and contacted all the respective banks servicing the impacted Prudential policyholders to reverse the transactions,” the bank said. “As of 1.15pm this afternoon, we have been informed by all the respective banks that all inaccurately deducted amounts have been refunded to the policyholders.” A Prudential spokesperson later confirmed that all refunds have been completed, adding that customer policies were “not affected in any way”. On…

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Hong Kong News Scam 

Manager at Hong Kong finance firm loses HK$14 million to man she never met in eight-year online love scam

A financial professional has become Hong Kong’s biggest victim of internet romance scams, losing HK$14 million (US$1.8 million) to a con artist she had an online relationship with for eight years, police sources revealed, amid a surge in such cases this year. Online romance scammers duped 119 Hongkongers to the tune of HK$75.9 million in total in the first three months of this year, five times more than the amount for the same period last year. A police source described the eight-year con as the longest-lasting online love scam in…

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News Singapore SMRT 

Platform screen door fault causes peak-hour delay on North-South Line

SINGAPORE: Commuters travelling on the North-South Line were hit with delays on Thursday evening (May 17) during rush hour due to a platform screen door fault. SMRT said on Twitter at 6pm that those travelling from Ang Mo Kio to Dhoby Ghaut towards Marina South Pier should add an extra 15 minutes to their journey. Shortly after, the delay was increased to 25 minutes. At 6.45pm, this was increased again to 35 minutes, and by 7.40pm had climbed to 45 minutes. Free bus services between Novena and Marina South Pier…

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