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Dog owner fined $3,000

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 8, 2008

Let this be a lesson to all dog owners. Be in control of your dog at all times or you too could face legal consequences. That’s one big dog. He could have at least created more space between himself and the other pedestrians. I don’t care if your dog is being friendly, I don’t want your yucky dog climbing all over me, let alone knocking me down. Once? ok. Twice? is too many.

“For failing to curb his irrepressible golden retriever on a morning in May last year, Mr Tan Woo Khiang became more than $3,000 poorer yesterday.

A district court heard that his 21/2-year-old dog named Truffle pounced – twice – on Madam Ko Ah Huey, 64, who broke her wrist when she fell over. An adult golden retriever weighs about 30kg.” (story)


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Careful next time you honk your horn at that cabby

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 16, 2008

The explosion of violence from the cabby came suddenly.

And when it was over, rojak seller Choo Zin Chye, 49, was left bleeding with a broken cheekbone.

The incident occurred at about 9.30am on 9 Jul, along Woodlands Street 31.

Mr Choo had been at Woodlands buying ingredients for his rojak stall in Geylang.

He was driving along a two-way road, with cars parked along both sides.

This made it difficult for more than one vehicle to pass through from either direction.

Mr Choo had been waiting in line behind a taxi, trying to exit from the road. Both their vehicles were straddling the centre white line.

It was then that a delivery truck turned into the road, coming face to face with the taxi.

Mr Choo claimed that there was sufficient space on the left for the taxi driver to move.

The truck driver stopped his vehicle and waited.

However, the taxi driver, described as a bald man in his 30s, persisted in moving forwards – as if trying to force the truck to reverse. (story)

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PM to explain Mas Selamat escape

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 18, 2008

A full account of how terror fugitive Mas Selamat Kastari escaped is expected on Monday, when Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng makes a ministerial statement in Parliament.

Mr Wong will likely detail the findings of a Committee of Inquiry on how the JI leader broke out of the Whitley Road Detention Centre on Feb 27, and what has been done to deal with the lapse.

The three-member committee chaired by former High Court Judge Goh Joon Seng was formed last month to investigate the escape.

Mr Wong, who is also Home Affairs Minister, had said last month that committee sittings could not be held in public as the Whitley centre is a ‘sensitive installation’. (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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Victims testify at Wong Heng Chiang car crash trial

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 17, 2008

6 victims of an out-of-control car which crashed into a bus stop along Penang Road recounted the trauma of being hit by the charging car while waiting for their buses one evening.

One of them, Madam Tan Hong Eng, 67, was so badly affected by the May 1 accident last year that she is unable to sleep and has developed psychiatric problems.

‘I am still in pain from my injuries. I still feel upset and depressed about the accident and I am unable to sleep properly at night.’

‘I find it difficult to walk or to sit for long without pain,’ she said in her conditioned statement tendered in court on Monday.

She and another witness, Madam Leng Lay Ling, 57, gave conditioned statements as their attendance was not required because they both have difficulty walking. The other four victims testified in court on Monday on Day One of Wong Heng Chiang’s trial. (story)

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