When his uncle complained that his mobile phone could not be used, Mohammed Hanafiah Jumahat went along with his cousin’s plan to steal one for his uncle. The 29-year-old Singaporean then left the house with his uncle Sani Chabar, 49, and cousin Mohamad Hafiz Juma’at, 37, to look for a victim. Hanafiah
CLARIFICATION: This article has been updated to clarify the prescription of Modafinil in Singapore. Whenever Jasmine Tan needed a boost to cope with her school assignments, she would pop a pill that helped her focus for the next couple of hours. The pill is Modafinil, a prescription drug that hit film
He stole $640,000 from his ex-wife by forging her signature on her cheques to spend on his girlfriend in China and pay off gambling debts. Strapped for cash, Kelvin Ang Soon Lim, who is unemployed, even stole his ex-wife Li Xiangli's credit card and three branded handbags to sell including a $20,000
Two former policemen and one who is still serving with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) were charged in the State Courts for corruption-related offences and violating the Official Secrets Act in two separate cases on Thursday (15 June). The five accused persons, who are all Singaporean, were charged
Tay Puay Leng (left) and Chow Chiun Yee (right, wearing spectacles) leaving the State Courts. A couple who drew widespread condemnation for their aggressive behaviour towards an elderly man in a Toa Payoh hawker centre were charged in court on Thursday (15 June). Chow Chuin Yee, 45, and his girlfriend
She was in transit at Changi Airport when she decided to go on a shoplifting spree at the transit hall while waiting for her flight home.
A 24-year-old Singaporean man was charged on Wednesday (14 June) with one count of having suspected stolen items and one count of housebreaking. Hu Yongda allegedly broke into a unit in The Estuary condominium, which is along Yishun Avenue 1, around 2.30am on Monday (12 June), according to court documents
Having been on the run for 30 years, a former Housing Development Board (HDB) employee was jailed 42 weeks on Tuesday (13 June) for cheating charges after he was apprehended in May this year. In 1987, Hew Chong Wai, a Malaysian, had forged 128 works orders in order to cheat HDB into giving him reimbursements
A man who filmed an upskirt video of a teenage girl in an apparel store in Orchard Road was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Monday (12 June). Personal assistant Junus Tan Jun-Rong, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of insulting the modesty of a 17-year-old girl.
A man who left a luggage bag at Hougang MRT station, causing a security scare was fined the maximum $1,000 after he pleaded guilty to causing public nuisance on Friday (9 June). Wang Jianpo, 40, a Chinese national working as a construction worker here, was convicted on one count of causing public nuisance
The man who killed his father after placing him in a necklock was found guilty of a lesser charge of causing death by rash act on Thursday (8 June). A district judge ruled it was difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Mark Tan Peng Liat, 30, originally charged with culpable homicide, knew
He continued consuming vodka while ferrying passengers on an SBS Transit bus even after having drunk over five hours before the start of his shift.
The owner of a Pasir Ris pet farm was fined a total of $180,000 on Wednesday (7 June) for keeping eight dogs in poor condition. Edwin Tan Guowei, 29, will also be disqualified from engaging in animal-related businesses for six months from 7 August.
Two former Spring Singapore employees who cheated the statutory board of some $50,000 in grant money were jailed on Tuesday (6 June). Former business capabilities manager Soh Hua Xiang, 30, and former finance manager I Shu Hui, 30, were sentenced to 15 months' and 12 months' jail respectively
A netizen who drew flak for his Facebook post mocking a Traffic Police officer who died in the line of duty has been charged in court with shoplifting. Thomas Chua Poh Heng was on Monday (5 June) charged with the theft of a bottle of perfume in Mustafa Centre along Syed Alwi Road on Sunday. Chua, 39
He physically abused his ex-girlfriend then prevented her from leaving until she begged to be brought to a hospital due to the pain.
As a result, 29-year-old Tan Chia How’s jaw was so badly fractured that he had to have titanium plates and screws fixed into it for more than a year. Investigations showed that on 4 March last year, Toh and Tan had met only a few hours before the incident at the Pump Room, a club in Clarke Quay. Tan
The Teochew porridge stall on Upper Serangoon Road where the incident took place. The last suspect arrested for wrecking a Teochew porridge stall over a bill dispute was charged in the State Courts on Friday (2 June). Ang Sim Poh, 48, was charged with committing a rash act to endanger the personal
A man who abandoned a dog in the Ubi industrial area – the second such case that the court has heard – was fined a total of $4,800 in the State Courtson Thursday (1 June). Joseph Tang Yew Liang, 33, pleaded guilty to one charge of abandoning Momo, a cream-coloured male mongrel, at the Paya Ubi Industrial
A 67-year-old woman was on Thursday (1 June) charged with cheating a man of over $200,000 after telling him that the money was for Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Tan Hwee Ngo, who faces 169 cheating charges, had lied to her victim, Mr Tan Soy Kiang, 72, for 14 years. Tan told him that
A holiday for a Mexican man in Singapore ended up in a jail sentence after the tourist, Jonathan Nunez Gonzalez, slapped and punched a cabby whom he believed was taking him for a ride. Gonzalez, 35, was charged on one count of voluntarily causing hurt to taxi driver Lee Eng Kuan, 51.
He kissed a nine-year-old schoolgirl twice and grabbed her buttocks in broad daylight just outside an LRT station. Neo Beng Yeow's blatant sexual assault was witnessed by a woman, Cheryl Wong, who saw 51-year-old Neo and the victim from the LRT station.
When her son was born in October last year, Neo Mui Liang was deemed unfit by social workers to care for him. Neo, who has a history of psychiatric disorders, had her son taken away when he was one month old.
He was supposed to help a customer buy a Ferrari car, but Daniel Lewis Lim siphoned around $450,000 to fuel his gambling habit and pay off personal expenses. Lim, 38, was sentenced to four years and eight months' jail on Monday (29 May) after being convicted of six counts of criminal breach of trust