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Happiest person in Singapore, Andy Goh

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 17, 2008

Stressed-out Singapore named its happiest person on Thursday at a conference that aimed to make people in the city-state feel better. Andy Goh, 35, the manager of a local engineering company, was named “Singapore’s Happiest Person”.

His secret?

“A lot of times, happiness is not just money and stuff, so you’ve got to count your blessings: health, family, friends, helping other people,” Goh said after receiving 200 dollars (148 US) and a trip to the Thai resort island of Phuket.

The aptly named Philip Merry, chief executive of consulting firm Global Leadership Academy, began his search for Singapore’s most cheery resident last month. (story)

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Wanted man finally arrested after 10 years

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 21, 2008

Wanted by police for more than 10 years, Goh Chee Kiong was found out when the cops went to break up a quarrel between him and a Chinese national in Geylang on Jan 7.

Goh was jailed for two years and ordered to be given six strokes of the cane on Thursday for an attempted robbery in 1998.

He also admitted to stealing $45,400 from two companies and cheating a woman of $1,000, for which he was jailed another seven months.

A district court heard that Goh, an assistant manager with Studio Cinemas in 1997, stole $25,800 from the safe and went on the run. (story)

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Student receives maximum fine for accident

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 17, 2007

A motorist was taking his passengers home late one evening when it skidded, went up a centre road divider and overturned on the opposite side of the road. A rear right passenger died about two months after the June 15, 2006 accident.

On Monday, second-year polytechnic student Shawn Goh Jin Fa, 24, was given the maximum fine of $10,000 and banned from driving for five years for causing the death of Mr Taqdir Buang, 23, through his negligence.

One of the two other passengers was treated as an outpatient while the other was given two weeks’ medical leave. (story)

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Malaysia detains 3 vessels without cause

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 20, 2007

Just another example of the Malaysian government overstepping their authority. Singapore needs to set them straight. International waters is open to everyone.

“The fishing season is now on, but trawler captain Ting King Song, 68, has no plans to head out to the South China Sea. The company he works for, Lian Yak Fish Merchants, has had three of its vessels detained by the Malaysian authorities since June, leaving five trawlers in its fleet.

Mr Goh Liang Soon, 60, who owns the vessels, is leery of losing any more.

He spoke to The Straits Times on Tuesday after months of keeping mum, for fear of antagonising Malaysian authorities.

He decided to tell his story after hearing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Law S. Jayakumar say that Singapore fishing vessels had been detained by Malaysia while in international waters.” (story)

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Email complaint leads to lawsuit

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 1, 2007

If they had fixed the problem in the first place the email would not have been necessary. Any judge in their right mind is going to rule in her favor. This is why we pay rent. Keep the units in good working order instead filing silly lawsuits. I feel bad that she’s had to go through this silly ordeal.

“Her year-old condo unit had leaks, and when it looked like the contractor was stonewalling her in getting the problem fixed, she shot an e-mail to the condo’s developer that defamed the contracting firm. Stockbroker Goh Teng Poh, 40, is now being sued by the contractor, Hytech Builders, for damages as a result of the e-mail she sent to Ms Jenny Hong of City Developments Ltd (CDL).

The contractor, through its lawyers from Rajah & Tann, is claiming that her statement in the e-mail would tarnish its business reputation with CDL, a major real-estate development player here.

The case is expected to turn on the seriousness of the damage caused by the defamatory words.” (story)

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