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Maid who stole $54k in items gets 12 months in jail

32-year-old caught after posting pictures online of herself with employer’s valuables  An Indonesian maid stole a Chopard ladies’ watch worth $35,000, a Celine snakeskin handbag that cost $7,500 and a pink Hermes crocodile skin wallet worth $10,000 from her businesswoman employer – and thought she got away with it. Then, 11 months later, she posted pictures of herself flaunting the stolen items on Instagram while she was working for another employer in Singapore. But her previous employer, Madam Lisa Lee, learnt of this from her sister and informed the police.Read More

Singapore a potential target for ISIS-linked attacks: report

Singapore a potential terror target by Muslim militants emboldened by Marawi conflict, says report Singapore is a potential target for the terror network fighting Philippine forces in Marawi as it may be prepping Muslim militants for similar attacks in the region, said a report yesterday. A study by the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (Ipac) shows the Marawi operations had received direct funding from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with a chain of command running from Syria through the Philippines to Indonesia and beyond. TheRead More

Man jailed, caned for attempted rape of tourist at Choa Chu Kang Park

SINGAPORE: She said “no” and put up a struggle, but Indian national Daler Singh paid no mind to the victim’s pleas. He pinned her to the ground and forced himself on her. The 29-year-old Indonesian tourist could not escape, but managed to stop Singh from raping her by covering her private parts with her hands. Singh, a construction worker, was sentenced to four years and nine months’ jail and four strokes of the cane on Tuesday (Jul 11) for attempted rape. The victim, who used to work in Singapore asRead More

Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Religious police in Indonesia caned two men for gay sex on Tuesday, with hooded men inflicting 82 lashes on each of them as hundreds of people watched the punishment ordered by an Islamic court. Cheers and applause went up from a crowd gathered outside a mosque in the city of Banda Aceh, capital of the conservative province of Aceh, as the masked men took turns to flog the pair on a raised platform. The men stood quietly, their heads down, as spectators heckled them andRead More

Indonesian man and wife clung to single life jacket after boat sank

KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian couple survived 25 hours floating in the sea after their boat with 13 others sank off Tawau on Tuesday. They desperately clung to their will to survive and swam as much as they could while clutching onto a single life jacket until a villager spotted and rescued them in the second boating tragedy to hit Sabah in two weeks. Medical sources believe sheer determination had helped them survive the ordeal of spending the night and day in the treacherous waters off Tawau. They said the two,Read More

Tremors reported in parts of Singapore

Tremors reported in parts of Singapore as magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Indonesia’s Sumatra. JAKARTA/SINGAPORE – The Indonesian island of Sumatra was hit by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with tremors felt in neighbouring Singapore just before sunrise on Thursday (June 2). Indonesia’s Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said the quake struck at about 5.56am local time, but preliminary assessment by the country’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) also indicated that a tsunami was unlikely. Local authorities, however, reported two injured and damages to nine buildings in West Sumatra butRead More