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Bangladeshi jailed for posting nude photos of maid online after she rejected his advances

SINGAPORE – A Bangladeshi man angry with a foreign domestic worker for rejecting his advances leaked her nude photos online. For his actions, Islam Rokibul, 32, a marine trades worker, was sentenced to four months’ jail on Monday (Jan 14). He had pleaded guilty to criminal intimidation and transmitting obscene material by electronic means. Deputy Public Prosecutor Jaime Pang told the court that Islam and his 28-year-old victim first got to know each other on Facebook. The victim cannot be named to protect her identity. One day, Islam had a…

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Nine in Shell oil theft case face 1-2 fresh charges each, remanded for another week

Tiah Kok Hwee (left) and Cai Zhi Zhong are among the 14 men who were charged last week in connection with the misappropriation of fuel from Shell.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS SINGAPORE – Nine of the 14 men who were charged last week in connection with the misappropriation of fuel from Shell were back in court on Monday (Jan 15) to face more charges. Each man faced one to two more charges, bringing the total of gas oil misappropriated to about 6,600 tonnes amounting to $3.6 million. Except for Muhammad Ali Muhammad Nor,…

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Howard Shaw gets 8 weeks’ jail, fine for 3rd drink driving offence

SINGAPORE: Shaw family scion Howard Shaw was on Thursday (May 25) sentenced to eight weeks’ jail and fined S$10,000 for his third drink driving conviction. Shaw, who pleaded guilty to the charge, was also banned from driving for eight years. The 46-year-old was charged in February after driving in the early hours of Jan 31 along Whitley Road, with 88 microgrammes of alcohol – more than double the allowed limit. The grandson of the Shaw cinemas founder has two previous convictions for drink driving in 1997 and 2006. He was…

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Former property agent jailed for trying to grab loaded revolver from police officer

SINGAPORE – A woman, who tried to grab a police officer’s loaded revolver after being involved in a minor traffic accident, was on Friday (Feb 17) sentenced to 11 months’ jail, and 12 weeks’ jail in lieu of caning. Singapore permanent resident Han Jing, 38, was a property agent when she committed the offence at the junction of Soo Chow Drive and Soo Chow Garden Road in the Thomson area at 1.25am on Jan 22 last year. When Staff Sergeant Muhammad Noor Abdul Rahman and Sgt Muhammad Ihsan Mohammad Helmi…

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Mr Right’ gets 20 months’ jail for cheating

She thought he was the late-arriving “Mr Right”, but he saw her as another prey. Tay Kok Hua, 57, was jailed 20 months yesterday for cheating cleaner Tan Joo Eng, 79, of her monies during their short-lived romance. It began in June 2006 when Tay met Madam Tan, who was single, near Kreta Ayer Road where she worked. He gave her his mobile number, and they would contact each other and meet several times. Subsequently, the pair started a romantic relationship. He then told her of his financial difficulties and…

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Ex-BSI banker Seah gets 2 weeks’ jail and $10k fine

She is the second person to be convicted on charges linked to Singapore’s 1MDB probe Former BSI senior banker Yvonne Seah Yew Foong was sentenced to two weeks’ jail and a $10,000 fine yesterday. She became the second person to be convicted in Singapore’s probe into massive money laundering linked to the scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Seah, 45, yesterday pleaded guilty to two charges of forgery and one charge of failing to report suspicious transactions allegedly related to Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho – also known as Mr Jho…

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Woman jailed for acquiring funds she had reason to believe was from criminal conduct

SINGAPORE – A few days after she came to know a man online, she agreed to let him use her bank account to receive money from his client, a court heard. Initially, Lye Kim Fah, 55, felt “shock” and “unease” when the person she met named “Allen Bruce” through a website in December 2012 asked her to receive the money on his behalf, as she had known him only for a few days. Despite this, she eventually agreed and gave him her account details. Lye was jailed for 12 months…

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Lawyer rebuked by judge: Everybody makes mistakes

Lawyer in trouble over conduct during molest trial says: ‘I might have crossed the line. His grown-up daughter was the first to alert him when she asked: “Daddy, how come your name is in the news?” It was the night of Aug 4, and lawyer Edmund Wong Sin Yee had his name splashed all over the Internet. District Judge Shawn Ho had earlier rebuked Mr Wong for his conduct in court when defending a client accused of outrage of modesty. He called the lawyer’s line of questioning of the victim…

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