All Singaporeans play an important part in ensuring that Islamophobia do not take root in the country. This responsibility should be shouldered by everyone and not only the Muslim leaders, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim.
The Marican family (from left to right): Hafid Moukhtari (carrying Hanna), Nadia (with Hans), Sapiyah Abu Bakar, Salleh Marican, Ferus Bakar, (with Adam), Radiah (with Alia), Sofia, Amal and Shirin Roghani. When her father and CEO of Second Chance Properties Mohd Salleh Marican told her late last year
Presidential hopeful and CEO of Second Chance Properties Mohd Salleh Marican said he is taking Malay lessons ahead of the upcoming presidential election after he was criticised for his poor grasp of the language during an interview.
She came to Singapore from Batam by ferry with her nine-year-old daughter in tow with one goal in mind: to raise at least $400 for Eidulfitri by begging in the streets of Geylang Serai.
Barely a few hours after meeting an online pal from Malaysia for the first time in Singapore, he raped the woman and sexually assaulted her. The rapist, Yap Jun Cheng, 26, was sentenced on Tuesday (13 June) to 14 years in jail and given 22 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one count of
Shirley Navarrete Nalangan pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly receiving US$105,000 on Monday (12 June) at the State Courts. A Filipino maid who dishonestly received US$105,000 (S$132,121.50) from a man she befriended online was sentenced to nine months’ jail on Monday (12 May). Shirley Navarrete
Second Chance CEO Mohd Salleh Marican (left) with his wife, Sapiyah Abu Bakar, waving to reporters at the Elections Department on Monday. Second Chance Properties founder and CEO Mohd Salleh Marican underscored his intention to run for president of Singapore when he turned up at the Elections Department
Two days after Second Chance Properties founder and CEO Mohd Salleh Marican announced that he plans to run for president of Singapore, the 67-year-old is already busy setting up a team for his election campaign. Calling 62-year-old Halimah “a good candidate”, Salleh said, “Whoever is the government
Three teenagers who stole a motorcycle from a multi-storey car park in Yishun pleaded guilty to their crime before a district judge on Wednesday (31 May). Khairul Amirul Yusof, Muhammad Nur Firhan Amran and Muhammad Qayyum Putera Zainal, all 18 years old, committed the act on 14 March at Block 342 Yishun
A man and a woman were both charged in the State Courts on Wednesday (31 May) for their roles in wrecking a popular Teochew porridge stall along Upper Serangoon Road. The duo allegedly threw utensils, tables and chairs at Heng Long Teochew Porridge stall on Saturday (27 May) following a dispute over
In the early hours of 29 November last year, 64-year-old taxi driver Low Larp Chow picked up a passenger who instructed him to go to Bishan Stadium. Unbeknown to Low, his passenger, 21-year-old Lew Wei Keong, boarded the taxi with the intention of robbing him.
Shaw family scion Howard Shaw Chai Li, 46, has been sentenced to eight weeks’ jail for his third drink driving offence in 10 years, after he pleaded guilty to the offence on Monday (25 May). The grandson of Runme Shaw, the founder of pioneering Asian film distributor and cinema operator Shaw Organisation
As an aviation security officer at Changi Airport, Koh Seok Ngoh’s duties included reporting any suspicious unattended bags. Koh, who was employed by Certis Cisco at the time, pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly misappropriating the bag and was fined $4,000 by District Judge Adam Nakhoda on
A 35-year-old Singaporean woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday (25 May) to one charge of voluntarily hurt to a taxi driver. According to the statement of facts (SOF), Michelle Ja'quinn Wang Ying Xin assaulted 37-year-old cabbie Pan Chung Woh while she was in his vehicle on 30 December 2015.
The victim of a fatal accident at the Tuas Checkpoint last December had rear-ended another motorcycle moments before he was run over by a passing lorry. During the coroner's inquiry on Tuesday (23 May) into the death of 51-year-old Malaysian Kuek Kim Choo, investigating officer Staff Sergeant Farhan
For this year's Muslim holy month of Ramadan, charity organisation Free Food For All (FFA) is set to provide a free meal for thousands. On 6 June, the group will distribute 4,000 packets of food at the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre. The mosque will also host 1,000 people during that&apos
Once tainted by doping, bodybuilding is gaining a new lease of life thanks to more people, especially millennials, taking up the sport. Pradip Subramaniam, president of the World Bodybuilding Physique Fitness Federation (WBPF) Singapore, said that he has seen a steady increase in the number of participants
A Malaysian man was sentenced on Monday (8 May) to six years and eight months in jail after he was found guilty of committing sexual acts with four boys in Singapore. Hiew Chung Wai, 42, was a masseur working in Singapore when he committed the offences. Hiew had frequently trawled through social media
Team LKT won a clean sweep in the FAS elections. Lawyer Lim Kia Tong was voted in as the new president of the Football Association of Singapore after Team LKT won the first FAS elections on Saturday (April 29). Of the 44 affiliates, 30 voted for Lim’s slate, while 13 voted for Team Game Changers, led
The woman who threw pork at a Malay neighbour’s flat in Tampines pleaded guilty to two charges on Thursday (27 April). Lee Dji Lin, 63, admitted to one charge of deliberately wounding the religious and racial feelings of her neighbour and another charge under the Protection of Harassment Act (POHA) before
Less than an hour later, Loh Fook Siong, a 42-year-old Malaysian, died in a road accident in Singapore. Loh, who was a worker in Singapore’s marine industry, was riding on his motorcycle when he was run over by a trailer at Jalan Buroh in November last year. In a hearing on Wednesday (26 April), State
Lim Huat Chye, 51, crashed his lorry into a tree, causing the death of 56-year-old Goh Joe Seng. Some 18 months after the fatal accident, Lim pleaded guilty to a single charge of causing death by a negligent act on Wednesday (26 April).
A 31-year-old man has died after an incident of rioting at Clarke Quay last Sunday. A man was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and was subsequently pronounced dead at SGH on Wednesday at about 9.58am. The arrests come after a video was posted online recently of an attack happening in
There is a need for the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore to better understand the meaning of jihad, especially in today's context. This was the point stressed by Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) member Ustaz Mohd Yusri Yubhi Md Yusoff during a talk on jihad at the Al-Islah mosque on Friday