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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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Malaysian family charged with human smuggling

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 9, 2008

A Malaysian woman and her two grown children were charged on Friday with trying to sneak three Sri Lankan kids to London. The trio were arrested Thursday evening at Changi Airport after a security officer suspected the children’s identities did not match the Malaysian passports they held.

The kids, all about 11 years old, were about to board a plane for London with the suspects, according to the charges filed.

Police are probing whether the incident is connected to a larger child-smuggling operation. Police spokesman Ng Siew Hua said the kids be cared for while investigations continue.

Looking grim, Madam Vigiletchumi Suparayan, 61, was produced at a special court session yesterday with her son Sangar Shanmugam, 39, and daughter Pathmavathy Shanmugam, 31.

They were charged with conspiring with others to bring the three children to London. (story)

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Hindu temple to get $2.4 million upgrade

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 10, 2007

When one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples throws open its doors on Sunday, devotees can expect a whole new religious experience. The 82-year-old Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, located in the heart of Chinatown, has benefited from a $2.4 million facelift.

While the temple’s hallmark main sanctum and coloured glass are still there, the walls have been knocked down to create more space and better ventilation.

The three-tiered gopuram, or temple tower, has been replaced with a grander five-tiered one. And the walls are laced with deities, the result of six months of carving by 15 craftsmen from India.

Temple officials opted for the makeover, which began in June, because the congregation had outgrown the sanctuary.

‘Over the last 15 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of devotees,’ said Dr K. Vellayappan, president of the Chettiars Temple Society, which manages the temple. (story)

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Genting founder passes away, stock stable

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 25, 2007

Share prices of listed entities in the Genting group had mild movements when news on the demise of its founder, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, broke shortly before lunch break yesterday.

Investment analysts contacted by StarBiz said there was no panic in the market when the investing public learned about the death of Lim.

They said such calmness was mainly because a clear succession plan had been put in place in the past three years or so.

“The demise of Lim is not expected to affect the daily operation of the Genting group,” said MIMB Investment Bank analyst Teh Kian Yong.

Kenanga Asset Management Sdn Bhd’s Chen Fan Fai said succession was not an issue to the family business.

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