A Facebook post by rail operator SMRT refuting online allegations has drawn flak from its readers for the timing of the post and how it was worded. On Thursday night (16 Nov), SMRT put up a Facebook post referring to a report circulating online alleging that the previous CEO Saw Phaik Hwa and current CEO Desmond Kuek drastically reduced the night shift workforce of the rail operations. “This is obviously fake! How would SMRT have been able to complete the change out of all the power rails and 188,000 sleepers if staff count had indeed been cut so drastically?” said the post.
A Bangladeshi construction worker was jailed six weeks for molesting a 15-year-old student on the MRT during rush hour. Ali S M Zulfiker, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of outrage of modesty in the State Courts on Friday (17 November). The court heard that on the evening of 6 October this year, the student told the staff at Clementi MRT station that she had been molested on the train.
A one-legged footballer has captured the hearts of millions of Chinese fans after a widely circulated video showed him holding his own against able-bodied opponents and scoring a rasping right-footed drive. The exploits of 21-year-old He Yiyi, who lost his leg to childhood cancer and uses crutches to support himself when playing, have earned him several endearing nicknames including "Angel with Broken Wings", "Ball King with One Leg" and "Magic Boy". A video of He playing an exhibition and talking about the challenges he faces against able-bodied opponents has been watched nearly four million times online, and counting.
The deals involve separating cash from assets like property and shares, and looking at bank accounts to assess cash values, one of the sources told Reuters. Dozens of princes, senior officials and businessmen, including cabinet ministers and billionaires, have been detained in the graft inquiry at least partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Five men and one woman have become the first persons to be charged under the Organised Crime Act. The six were allegedly involved in an organised crime group under the Act, which was passed in August 2015 and took effect in June 2016. Seet Seo Boon, 53, one of the six who were charged in the State Courts on Thursday (16 November), faces 61 charges.