Nigel Chin

  • Former S-League player to have citizenship revoked over match-fixing

    Former S-League player Gaye Alassane's Singapore citizenship has been revoked over his involvement in an international match-fixing syndicate, said media reports on Thursday (7 December). A Ministry of Home Affairs new release a 43-year-old man of African origin was served with a Notice of Proposed Deprivation of Citizenship under Article 133(1) of the Constitution on the same day. It is understood that the man in question is Alassane, who is also 43 years old.

  • Man who filmed men in public toilets sentenced to 10 weeks' jail, $4,000 fine

    A man who filmed obscene videos of males in public toilets in shopping malls along Orchard Road was jailed 10 weeks and fined $4,000 on Wednesday (6 December). Colin Teo Han Jern, 27, had pleaded guilty to five counts of making an obscene film, four counts of being a public nuisance and one count of possessing an obscene film at the State Courts on 17 November. Thirty other similar charges were taken into consideration during sentencing.

  • Two Airbnb hosts charged for renting out condo units, first such case in Singapore

    Two men were charged for renting out their condominium units for short-term stay via Airbnb on Tuesday (5 December) at the State Courts, in the first such case in Singapore involving rentals through the home-sharing platform. In February this year, Parliament passed a new law to ban home owners from renting out their properties on a short-term basis unless they obtain permission from the URA.

  • FAS General Secretary Winston Lee to leave end-December

    Football Association of Singapore (FAS) general secretary Winston Lee will resign at the end of December, the FAS announced on Friday (1 December).

  • Couple who tortured flatmate over 8 months until her death jailed 14-16.5 years

    Tan Hui Zhen, 33, was jailed 16 years and six months while her husband Pua Hak Chuan, 38, was jailed 14 years and given 14 strokes of the cane for repeatedly abusing Annie Ee Yu Lian, 26, who died in the couple’s flat in Woodlands on 13 April 2015. In meting out the sentence in the High Court, Justice Hoo Sheau Peng described the unrelenting abuse by the couple as cruel and appalling. Eighteen other charges were taken into consideration against the couple who tortured Ee, a restaurant waitress, from August 2014 to April 2015.

  • Ex-SMRT bus driver fined $2,500 over accident that injured 14 passengers

    A former SMRT bus driver who failed to keep a proper lookout and crashed into another SMRT bus, injuring 14 passengers in the process, was fined $2,500 on Thursday (30 November). Subramaniam S Kandiappan, 47, was also disqualified from driving for two years. The Malaysian, who is a permanent resident here, had pleaded guilty to the charge on 8 November.

  • Man who left baking flour at Woodleigh MRT station fined $1,000

    A man who used baking flour to mark a trail for a running route at Woodleigh MRT station and inadvertently created a security scare was fined $1,000 on Wednesday (29 November).

  • Man faces vandalism charge for burning police cameras in Boon Lay

    A 52-year-old man who burnt at least one police camera at Block 212 Boon Lay Place was charged in the State Courts on Wednesday (29 Nov). Lim Sin Ann faces one count of vandalism. He will be held in remand at the Institute of Mental Health until his return to court on 13 December.

  • Woman jailed 36 weeks for biting, pushing police officers while drunk

    A woman who attacked two police officers on separate occasions, both while drunk, has been jailed 36 weeks. Japanese national Eri Tanaka, 33, was sentenced at the State Courts after pleading guilty to two counts of causing hurt to police officers and one count of using criminal force on a policeman. 

  • Caucasian man 'attacked' at coffeeshop opposite State Courts

    A Caucasian man was reportedly attacked at S-11 coffeeshop opposite the State Courts on Upper Cross Street on Tuesday (28 November) afternoon.

  • Uber driver jailed for stealing laptop and more than $18,000 from passenger

    An Uber driver who stole an iPhone, a Microsoft Surface Pro laptop and more than $18,000 in cash after a customer left her bag in the car was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Friday (24 November). Wong Chee Keong, 33, had pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly misappropriating property at the State Courts. The court heard that Wong picked up the victim, a 61-year-old woman, on 25 February this year from Changi Airport at about 6.30pm.

  • Man jailed two months for setting fire to rubbish bin in Yishun

    He set fire to a rope in a rubbish bin at a lift landing in a block in Yishun by using a lighter he had found earlier in a drain before calling the police to inform them about the fire.

  • Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng jailed 1 week for drink driving

    The founder Zouk nightclub was sentenced to one week's jail on Wednesday (22 November) for drink driving. Ching Ling Ka, also known as Lincoln Cheng, was also disqualified from driving for three years. The 70-year-old had pleaded guilty to one charge of drink-driving. Another similar charge was taken into consideration during his sentencing.

  • Security officer pleads guilty to punching colleague, who later died, over an argument

    During the argument, Thomas punched Singh multiple times, and also shoved him to the ground. Singh was later found dead the next morning. On Friday (17 November) at the State Courts, Thomas pleaded guilty to one charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt. The court heard that Thomas and Singh, both Malaysians, were deployed to the Tuas South construction site by their company, Security Specialist Inc. Thomas would work the day shift from 8am to 8pm, while Singh worked from 8pm to 8am.

  • Man who filmed unsuspecting men in intimate acts in public toilets pleads guilty

    On some occasions, Colin Teo Han Jern, 27, also took photos of his victims defecating or wiping their private parts. Most of the crimes were committed in Paragon or The Cathay. Teo would enter a cubicle and place his mobile phone over the partition to capture his victims in the adjacent cubicles.

  • 2017 PSLE results to be released on 24 November

    The 2017 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results will be released on 24 November, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a press release on Friday (17 November). Students may obtain their results slips from their respective primary schools from 11am onwards. Eligible students will receive option forms to select their secondary schools when they collect their results slips.

  • Two directors charged for not reporting suspected criminal proceeds used in property sale

    A lawyer and a property agent have been charged for failing to report to authorities that suspected criminal proceeds may have been used to buy a private property in a transaction handled by their firms. Kang Bee Leng, 56, Managing Director of Sterling Law Corporation, and Tan Yen Hsi, 37, Senior Marketing Director of CBRE Realty Associates,  were charged on Thursday (16 November) in the State Courts for offences under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes Act.

  • Six persons become first to be charged under Organised Crime Act

    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.

  • Ex-primary school employee jailed 18 years for sexually abusing 3 siblings

    He was working as a operations support assistant at a primary school when he befriended three siblings and would take them out to the Singapore Zoo, various shopping centres and for meals. He even won the trust of the children's parents and visited the family at their home, and even bought gifts such as shoes and clothing for the three boys.

  • Man jailed for breaking into vacant HDB flat and punching police officers

    A man who scratched and punched police officers multiple times while they were trying to arrest him for breaking into a vacant HDB flat was jailed 14 months. Khazarruddin Basha Karimal Basa, 32, had pleaded guilty to two charges of voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant and one criminal trespass charge. The court heard that on 19 June, Khazarruddin broke into a flat at Blk 168 Boon Lay Drive as he wanted to steal a ceiling fan.