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Sally Ang Poh Choo jailed for offences against maid

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 27, 2008

To teach her maid a lesson, finance officer Sally Ang Poh Choo used marker pens to draw lines on the Indonesian maid’s face. It was Ang’s way of punishing Miss Sri Hartuti Rokiman for not closing the front door properly while she was washing the family’s car parked in the front porch of the house in Eastwood Place off Bedok Road.

Miss Sri Hartuti, 26, ran away from her employers the next day and reported the matter to the police. A doctor found scratches and slight bleeding on her face. The maid had also asked a neighbour and her maid to take photographs of her scratches and bruises.

Ang, 44, a mother of two teenagers, 14 and 16, was jailed three weeks and fined $1,500 on Thursday for hurting her maid on five occasions over a two-month period. (story)


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Kidnap scam foiled

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 2, 2008

Desperately pressing a cellphone to her ear and looking confused, Madam Koh Eng Pien, 73, attracted the attention of the staff at a Maybank branch in Ang Mo Kio last month.

Employees suspected something was amiss when she insisted on transferring $2,000 to a bank account in Malaysia.

‘She was having difficulty writing down the name and account number of the recipient,’ said assistant service manager Mr Alex Wong, 28, recently. ‘I could also hear someone shouting at her through her cellphone.’

She initially claimed the money was for a friend, but later admitted it was ransom for her kidnapped son.

Bank staff told her that it was probably a scam and advised her to call her relatives. When she did, Madam Koh found out that her 40-year-old son, a coffee-shop supervisor, was at work. (story)

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Hawker centres closed for rennovations

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 1, 2008

Foodies will have to look elsewhere to satisfy their cravings as two hawker centres at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and Upper Boon Keng Road have closed for upgrading from Tuesday. The National Environment Agency said the hawker centres – Blocks 160 and 162 at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and Block 17 at Upper Boon Keng Road – are expected to reopen at the start of next year.

During the upgrading period, most stallholders from the two hawker centres have chosen to take a break.

The upgraded centre at Ang Mo Kio will have more ramps and wider paths to make it more accessible for the elderly and the handicapped. (story)

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Massage and a murder

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 22, 2008

1 day after he was discovered, his clothes stained with blood, next to his Chinese lover, a Singapore hawker told police he killed the woman because she had stabbed him in the stomach, the High Court heard on Tuesday.From his hospital bed, Eu Lim Hoklai told investigators he strangled Madam Yu Hongjin until he fainted, following a fight on June 18, 2006. The statement was admitted as evidence on Tuesday during the second day of Eu’s trial for the capital charge of murder.

Eu said that even while talking on his mobile phone, he kept one hand around Madam Yu’s neck during a melee in her Ang Mo Kio massage parlour. (story)

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“Lust, Caution” sweeps Golden Horse Film Awards

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 10, 2007

Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s erotic spy thriller “Lust, Caution” swept the top honours at the Golden Horse Film Awards, seen as the Chinese-language Oscars.

“Lust, Caution,” took home seven awards, including the coveted best film, best director, and best actor accolades.

Lee was also recognised as the outstanding Taiwanese filmmaker of the year at the 44th edition of the awards in a glittering ceremony in the Taipei Arena.

“I am really moved by the audience’s overwhelming support (of the film) in Taiwan and in Asia. I feel like I am sharing a joint effort with them,” Lee said.

The film, called “Se, Jie” in Chinese, also bagged best make-up and costume design, best original film score, best screenplay adaptation for Lee’s long-time filmmaking partner James Schamus and best new performer for Chinese actress Tang Wei. (story)

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