It was revealed in court yesterday that a loss of more than $14 million was made from the production of an album for pop singer Sun Ho. Ms Ho is the wife of City Harvest Church (CHC) founder and pastor Kong Hee, who is on trial along with five other church leaders for allegedly funnelling $24 million of the church's funds into sham bond investments to further Ms Ho's career.
The family of a 29-year-old intern, who was filmed being repeatedly slapped by his boss at a software company, is demanding for $100,000 in compensation for lost wages over the years. According to Lianhe Wanbao, the intern joined the firm at Jurong East three years ago as an undergraduate. He was paid $500 a month and not given any benefits or leave days.
A fire broke out at the Traffic Police headquarters in Ubi Avenue 3 at around 1pm today (May 21). The SCDF said that a 29-year-old woman was hospitalised for smoke inhalation and nine motorcycles were damaged during the blaze. TRS reader Diana saw the blaze and said that loud sounds could be heard at the scene. An SCDF spokesperson said: "The SCDF received a call at 1pm today, informing of a fire at the Traffic Police station.
The government’s recent cooling measures to moderate property prices are still not enough, according to 60 percent of the 662 online respondents in PropertyGuru’s latest Property Sentiment Survey for the second quarter of 2012. This is 13 percent higher than the 47 percent recorded previously in Q1. There was some good news though. The Property Affordability Sentiment Index (ASI) was up at 87 from 80 in the previous quarter, reflecting a ‘cooling off’ from the sky-high prices seen since Q2 2012.
The Todd family stormed out of the court room after their request for an adjournment for time to examine the evidence provided by a state’s witness was rejected this afternoon. The witness, Luis Alejandro Andro Montes, is Dr Todd’s former colleague and was the last person to see him on the night of June 23. Dr Todd was found hanging in his apartment in June 24 in an apparent suicide.
Last week, there was information circulating online accusing a girl called 'Aunny' of spreading HIV. The story detailed that a customer at Pure Thai Disco - Singapore had contracted HIV from the girl who was apparently working there and was circulated online with her photo. The story was first posted online by Alexzxc Preztol Zatino on his facebook and had received over 1400 shares.
A TRS Reader notified us of a posting he came across on Facebook that appeared to be promoting Pinoys to apply for positions with Singapore's STATS ChipPAC Ltd. The posting, being shared by a Erny Soriano, was promoting people in the Philippines to apply for a job in the company through Golden Horizon Placement Agency Inc. The full facebook post was as follows:
All Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will continue to enjoy a risk-free interest of 2.5 per cent on their Ordinary Account (OA) savings from 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013. The CPF Board said the computed interest rate, derived from the major local banks' interest rates for the three-month period, 1 February 2013 to 30 April 2013, worked out to be 0.21 per cent per annum. As this is below the legislated minimum of 2.50 per cent per annum, the OA interest rate for July 2013 to September 2013 will remain unchanged at 2.50 per cent per annum.
Parents from China are willing to buy milk powder from Singapore at a premium and shipping it back to their country, following a series of food safety scandals. Shin Min Daily News reported that some parents in China have been paying double to buy baby formula from Singapore, and are willing to pay up to $200 to have the product couriered to their home, reported the Shin Min Daily News.