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  1. CNA : Recent spike in bacterial infection cases: Authorities probing link to raw fish SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health and various agencies are investigating the increase in cases of Group B streptococcus (GBS) infection, which have been linked with the consumption of raw fish, the ministry said on Monday (Jul 13). One of the larger hospitals in Singapore saw an average of about 53 cases of GBS infection each year in the past five years, with a range of 31 to 73 cases a year. However, it has treated about 76 cases so far this year and in 10 of these cases, recent consumption of raw fish was reported, MOH said in reply to queries by Channel NewsAsia. "Investigations are ongoing as to the reason(s) for the increase in cases," the ministry added. Earlier on Monday, MOH said it was aware of a message circulating claiming there has been an outbreak of GBS due to consumption of contaminated raw fish. The message said all the people who had taken ill had consumed "yusheng", a popular dish at hawker centres, where raw fish is marinated in sesame oil and garnished with red chilli and ginger. link : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/recent-spike-in-bacterial/1982524.html
  2. CANCER is on the rise in Singapore - especially those linked with bad habits associated with modern lifestyle, including smoking and eating too much. According to figures from two years ago, which are the latest available, 12,123 people were diagnosed with cancer, up from 10,576 in 2008. This marks an increase of nearly 15 per cent. One reason for these numbers, said National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) director Soo Khee Chee, is an ageing population. The NCCS is Singapore's leading cancer treatment and research centre. "In developed countries like ours, people are living longer. Previously, people would die before they got cancer." But what is more worrying is how "lifestyle cancers", such as prostate, breast and colorectal cancers, are contributing to the rise. Prostate cancer cases went up by 52 per cent from 2003 to 2012, when cases of breast cancer also rose, by 25 per cent. These cancers are among the top three most commonly found in men and women respectively. They are also known as "developed-world cancers" because they are associated with the lifestyle in these countries. A factor that increases the chance of getting cancer is smoking, said Professor Soo. "Overall, the rate of smoking is moving downwards, but there is a trend of more younger people here taking it up." Health Promotion Board figures from 2010 showed that 16 per cent of young people aged 18 to 29 smoked regularly, up from 12 per cent in 2004. Other factors contributing to the rise of cancer here are poor diet and lack of exercise, because we are "overfed and eating the wrong food", said Prof Soo. Having fewer children and having them later also increase a woman's chances of getting cancer, he added. Cancer remains the No. 1 killer in Singapore, with 30 per cent of deaths in 2011 caused by the disease. This is five times more than deaths caused by accidents, violence and poisoning together. But the outlook is not all bleak. The chances of getting cancer can be lowered dramatically by modifying one's lifestyle. Stopping young people from smoking, for instance, "will almost decrease cancer deaths by a third if we succeed", said Prof Soo. Some of the most common cancers are also those that have the highest survival rates. Breast cancer - the most common cancer in women - has a five-year overall survival rate of 89 per cent. This means that 89 of every 100 people diagnosed with breast cancer were still alive after five years. The corresponding figure for lymphoma sufferers is 70 per cent, while that for colon cancer is 60 per cent. "Cancer is not a death sentence," said Prof Soo. "It would be a pity if cancer patients go into despair or give up because they think that way." Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/cancer-cases-the-rise-singapore-20140203
  3. Original article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC12...n-the-rise-here
  4. With reference to this thread http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701259-road-rage-unequal-treatment/page-5 Where @Darryn and @Ingenius talked about the number of teachers f**king students. So here is the official figure reported in the news. Please note that he figure given is "sexual misconduct", not necessary f**k. And the figure maybe higher as some cases are not conclusive or unreported. http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/14-cases-educator-sexual-misconduct-prosecuted-2011 Now the question is, is this figure higher than the number of ang mo beating up anyone since 2011? Which is more common in your perception?
  5. what is wrong with these young people nowadays, the ah mah already 80 years old cannot wait meh? bloody idiot
  6. Weather's a b!tch nowadays so bros better take care go drink more water. From CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1208656/1/.html Heat stroke cases increase with rising temperatures By Kheng Leng/Alice Chia | Posted: 19 June 2012 2148 hrs
  7. After Aug 15 2016 http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/08/14/6-notable-cases-in-singapore-you-cannot-comment-after-15-august/ 6 notable cases in Singapore you cannot comment after 15 August 0 BY TERRY XU ON AUGUST 14, 2016COMMENTARIES Nominated Member of Parliament Kok Heng Leun on Wednesday submitted a Public Petition on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill which was signed by 249 individuals. (Electronic signatures are not allowed for such a petition, and so these people were required to sign the petition in person.) Those who have not heard of the Bill cannot be blamed. After all, it was introduced just a little over a month ago, with little to no public consultation, and the local media has barely said anything about the issue. As the petition points out, the key provisions in the Bill are vague and goes beyond its stated goal of consolidating key elements of the law of contempt into statute. New powers have been given to the Attorney-­General (AG) and the legal threshold for the offence of scandalising the court has been lowered under the bill, overturning precedent set by Singapore's courts and making it easier for the Attorney-General to obtain a conviction. To make things worse, the maximum penalty has been set far, far above the current precedent, so much so that some have commented that it is disproportionate to the crime. The highest punishment meted out for contempt of court in Singapore thus far was six weeks' imprisonment and a fine of $20,000, but the new Bill will increase the maximum penalty to three years' imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. With this Bill in place, Singapore can kiss free speech goodbye and Singapore’s culture of self-censorship and fear will be entrenched even further. How will this affect the average person on the street? That is a question many, including seasoned lawyers, have found hard to answer, due to the broad language of key provisions in the Bill. To give you an idea, here are some of the more recent TOC coverage that could be affected by the Bill. 1. The Thaipusam "riot" where devotees were "violent" against police officers Fracas between devotees and police officers During the annual Thaipusam procession on 3 February 2015, three Singaporean men were arrested and subsequently charged in court on Saturday morning for allegedly disorderly behaviour and assaulting police officers. A group of police officers in civilian attire had approached a group of devotees and asked them to stop playing their musical instruments. Harsh words were subsequently exchanged, and the situation escalated. The police's statement on the incident was, "Despite numerous warnings to calm down, he persisted with his disorderly behaviour and was placed under arrest. While one of our officers was effecting the arrest of the man, another two men, aged 32 and 28, came forward to stop the arrest, with the 32 year old assaulting three officers in the process. The three men, all Singaporeans, also used vulgarities against the officers. All three men were believed to have been drinking earlier as they smelt strongly of alcohol. They have been arrested and investigations are ongoing. One injured Police officer was conveyed conscious to TTSH and is in stable condition." However, according to an eyewitness TOC spoke to, he said that none of the men arrested were drunk and that the police claimed that they were drunk based on assumptions, such as body odour. It is unknown whether the three were found guilty of the charges, as no reports are available. Have proceedings concluded, or are investigations still ongoing? If the Bill were already in force, would we be risking contempt of court charges commenting on this case even today? TOC understands that members of the group later filed a challenge to the courts on last year's ban of musical instruments. The government and Hindu Endowment Board (HEB) retracted the ban before the case was heard in court. The plaintiffs withdrew their lawsuit thereafter. We don't know what caused the government and HEB's change of position on the use of musical instruments. But a lack of public discussion on the event and reports from eye-witnesses would have surely put the devotees at a disadvantage. Read TOC's coverage here: Eye-witness account of the Thaipusam incident on 3 February 2. Dominique Sarron Lee Dominique Sarron Lee's death was caused by the negligence of two officers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), yet family members could not sue the government due to a clause in Section 14 of the Government Proceedings Act. 14. (1) Nothing done or omitted to be done by a member of the forces while on duty as such shall subject either him or the Government to liability in tort for causing the death of another person, or for causing personal injury to another person, in so far as the death or personal injury is due to anything suffered by that other person while he is a member of the forces if — (a) at the time when the thing is suffered by that other person, he is — (i) on duty as a member of the forces; or (ii) though not on duty as a member of the forces — (A) on any land, premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle for the time being used for the purposes of the forces; or (B) on any journey necessary to enable him to report for duty as such or to return home after such duty; From TOC's communication with the family, we understand that all they wanted was for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to acknowledge that Dominique's death was a result of negligence and to receive an apology from the Defence Minister himself. But they were met with denials and stonewalled while seeking more information about his death. When they launched a suit to find out more about what happened to Dominique, MINDEF stepped in and stopped the legal action, saying that the information was state property. During the meeting with MINDEF's representatives, the family were offered a sum of S$320,000 to settle out of court. Their demand for an apology from the ministry was rejected. (TOC wrote to MINDEF about the family's claims in February 2016, but has received no response.) To seek justice, the family sued the government and the two SAF officers for a token sum of $34,500 for causing death due to negligence. The court threw the case out as the government was protected by Section 14. If the new Bill had been in force, would people have been able to comment on the unfairness of the system towards the family? Would the media and blogs be able to comment on ongoing cases? The uncertainty and high penalty would likely mean that people would choose to self-censor instead. Read the letter by Dominique's family about what they have gone through. 3. Benjamin Lim Tribute to Benjamin Lim laid across his bed. Everyone in Singapore should have known about the case involving 14-year-old Benjamin Lim's death after he was interviewed by the police at school and the police station after being accused of molesting a girl in the lift. The Law Minister himself later repeated this allegation in Parliament, almost as fact. If the Coroner's Inquiry was to find that the police and school have nothing to do with the death of Benjamin Lim, no one can comment on the matter as it may be viewed as a contempt of the court by the AG – anything that looks like it might have been suggesting that the court was not impartial could be in contempt of court. Even the family who is currently under a court gag order will be forced to keep silent and accept the judgement as such. Read the full story here 4. MINDEF's court case with Dr Ting Choon Ming In 2015, TOC reported how Dr Ting Choon Meng, an innovator and medical professional, decided to withdraw his case against Ministry of Defence for the unauthorised use of his company's design after Syntech Engineers, which represented MINDEF, dragged the case out and demanded about S$580,000 in legal fees. Dr Ting had his patent revoked due to MINDEF counter-suing him, stating that he did not have the rights to the patent. After the story went out, MINDEF went for TOC and Dr Ting, claiming that the story was not factual. The Ministry filed a court order against the two under the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA). While it succeeded to silent TOC and Dr Ting at the state court, the High Court subsequently ruled that MINDEF as a government body is not entitled to use the act for protection. MINDEF is still appealing for the right to use POHA. Under the new Bill, would the government be able to claim that such reporting and commentary was in contempt of court? Read TOC's coverage here: Inventor forced by Mindef to close company over patent rights 5. The defamation suit against Roy Ngerng Roy Ngerng's case was the first time in Singapore a defamation suit was brought by a politician against an ordinary citizen. Ngerng was later found by the court to have defamed the prime minister, and was ordered to pay $150,000 in damages and aggravated damages to Lee Hsien Loong. The case was closely followed by Singaporeans. Some pointed out that Lee and his party had not seemed to have suffered from Ngerng's blogging, and had even secured a decisive victory at the 2015 general election – what, then, was the damage that Ngerng was accused of inflicting? Under the Bill, would such questions be deemed in contempt? Read TOC's coverage here: “We all know I’m being persecuted” – Ngerng’s teary outburst in court 6. Amos Yee Amos leaving court with his mother [Photo: Terry Xu, TOC] Amos Yee was arrested at his home by eight police officers after over 20 police reports were filed against him for comments that insulted Christianity and the first Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. He was first charged not just with wounding religious feelings and distributing obscene material, but also harassment. The case drew widespread public comment from the get-go. Some pointed out the absurdity of the charge of harassment, as Yee had simply published a YouTube video – one would actually need to willingly click on the video to watch it. The charges of harassment were later dropped, although there was little indication as to why this was so. Amos was later convicted of the two other charges. He was sentenced four-weeks in jail, but had already been remanded by the police for 50 days which included his time spent in Changi Prison and two weeks at Institute of Mental Health for assessment. When the defence lawyers tried to take a look at all the 32 police reports filed against Amos, the prosecutor only allowed two, which complained about the insult of the Christian faith, to be viewed in court. Many observers believed that Amos' disparaging remarks about Lee Kuan Yew and his legacy is the real reason for the state bringing charges against a teenager. If the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill had been in force then, such comments could potentially have been in contempt of court. The local and international advocacy related to free speech and the rights of the child could have also been deemed in contempt of court. with that, if anyone here chooses to still comment and make remarks, you are on your own @laserjet for your infor please and suggest we lock the needful threads
  8. Hishercar

    Cyber-bully cases on the rise

    Anybody really know what a cyber-bully is? When does one label someone a cyber-bully? Are there cyber-bully in this forum? What are the signs of a cyber-bully? Does Moderator really take action on if there are any cyber-bully in this forum? thanks
  9. This story was printed from channelnewsasia.com Title : Singapore confirms three more H1N1 flu cases By : Date : 28 May 2009 2101 hrs (SST) URL : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin.../432416/1/.html SINGAPORE: Singapore has confirmed three more cases of Influenza A (H1N1). This brings the number of infected persons in the country to four.
  10. Invigorated

    Update notable law cases here

    Let's update on recent law developments here. Please keep to healthy discussions on a legal context and refrain from any sensitive religious themes. Note that the previous thread on chc had been locked as discussions spiralled to the dark side. Source: Singapore law watch
  11. Gonna change to iPhone 5 in a week's time... Just wondering if there're any fashionista here who's able to share what kind of designer case I can find either locally or online?? I'm not sure if there is, perhaps brands like - mont blanc - agnes b homme (do they even have iphone 5 cases)?? - samantha thavasa (any guys's range) - Burberry ??? iphone 5 cases?? etc?? I have butter fingers, so I wanna get the cover ready before I get the phone.... Any suggestions, comments will be most appreciated!! cheers
  12. More motorists are getting caught for illegally modifying their vehicles, from an average of 146 cases per month in 2008 to 611 per month last year. From January to July this year, the average number of cases dealt with by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) each month increased further, to 920. An LTA spokesman said the main illegal changes were on exhausts, adding tinted windows and various lighting infringements. She said the authority has received a large number of complaints from the public and stepped up its enforcement - hence the spike in cases. There will be a first reading in Parliament on Monday of an amendment to the Road Traffic Act. The proposed changes will include stiffer penalties to clamp down on illegal modifications. source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/...facing-20121015
  13. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said it will be zeroing in on housing estates where there had been cases of falling windows, for future inspections. BCA has been conducting windows inspections at private and HDB estates since 2006. This comes as the number of falling windows shot up 75 per cent in the first five months of the year. There were 35 cases of falling windows between January and May, compared to 20 in the same period last year. The number of fallen windows is on the rise, with 57 cases last year, up from 50 in 2010. The BCA's Building Plan and Management Group Deputy Director, Jeremy Tan said seven in 10 cases were due to poor maintenance. "For BCA, every fallen window is a serious incident. However, since 2004 there has been seven fallen windows incidents which have caused injury. Moving forward, we would like to encourage the public to periodically maintain their windows to ensure their window safety." Most of these cases involved casement windows which are attached to frames by hinges. 85 per cent of casement windows fell off because homeowners did not replace aluminium rivets with stainless steel ones. BCA and HDB said they have stepped up efforts to raise awareness, with 10 roving exhibitions on window safety planned for this year, compared to just one last year. Toolkits will also be distributed to residents to help them check their windows. The kits comprise of a mirror to help them check if their window screws are loose; a brush, and a bottle of oil to help them clean and lubricate joints and moveable parts. Homeowner Colin Khoo said the extra education efforts would help. "I think it's about proper education but I think sometimes, generally, windows we always believe that it's a very sturdy piece of equipment and nothing can happen and so over the many years, people tend to take it for granted that this construction is of sturdiness, so it's just being careful and being more aware I think at the end of the day about doing your window checks. And I think generally what BCA recommends is do it every half a year." Under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act, homeowners or tenants could be fined up to S$10,000, and jailed up to one year, if a window falls due to lack of maintenance. Those found to have casement windows with aluminium rivets also face a further penalty of S$5,000 and six months jail, for failing to retrofit their windows with stainless steel rivets. Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1205439/1/.html
  14. From Yahoo!: http://m.yahoo.com/w/news_asia/dna-samples...amp;.lang=en-sg DNA samples from criminal cases to be re-tested after HSA mistake By Fann Sim | Yahoo! Newsroom - 34 minutes ago DNA samples in 87 criminal cases will be re-tested following the discovery of an error by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA)'s DNA profiling laboratory. In a statement on Tuesday, the HSA said in August it was found that a reagent of 10 times higher than usual concentration was prepared and used as part of the DNA testing process. The batch of reagent was used between October 2010 and August 2011, but the impact of the reagent used is small, HSA said. The error rendered DNA tests less sensitive in detecting DNA profiles present in samples. The retesting is expected to yield additional DNA profiles in less than 5 per cent of the samples, HSA added. To date, the first set of re-test results showed that only 2 out of 850 samples indicated additional reportable information, such as a DNA profile of another person not previously detected was obtained. HSA assured that the previous tests will not cause any false positive results leading to wrongful identification of a person or inferring the presence of a person who was not there. Separately, the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) released a statement and said it has requested re-testing from the 87 cases in which DNA test results may be relied upon by the Prosecution, the Defence of the courts. DNA evidence by itself does not prove any person
  15. Scb11980

    How come so many corruption cases

    i though the reason why we had to pay high salary is to ensure NO corruption there are so many cases from transport to medical services headache Hospital's ex-deputy director charged with corruption Tan Tock Seng Hospital's ex-deputy director Peh Chew Seng allegedly requested a bribe from a contractor in exchange for help to win a contract. Tue, Nov 22, 2011 AsiaOne SINGAPORE - Tan Tock Seng Hospital's (TTSH's) ex-deputy director Peh Chew Seng allegedly requested a bribe from a contractor in exchange for help to win a contract during his tenure. Court documents state that in February 2009, Peh had asked for an unspecified amount from Executive Director of PBT Engineering Mr Phua Boon Kin, through one of the firm's employees, Mr Sim Keok Soon. In return, Peh allegedly offered his assistance in helping PBT win the contract for the construction of a temporary office for the hospital next to TTSH's main building. Peh is now working as a manager with SMRT. The police initially set a $5,000 bail, which the court increased to $10,000 after Peh's lawyer told the court that his client would be going to Taiwan for a holiday next week. Delete ReplyReply ForwardSpamMovePrint Actions NextPrevious
  16. pending and pending and pending and dragged for quite a long time and both side still can't agree on the settlement. just wanna know if it's possible to go on trial for such cases? been asked to go down to sub court for CDR, CDR = case dispute resolution, both side relate the story in front of a judge with both side's insurance lawyers cross examining. end up judge says 50-50 but the so called plantiff may bring this further to trial cos they wanted 95 - 5 %.
  17. Greatbirdlegend

    61 cases of rare dengue in Marsiling

    Dengue is no joke...take care of yourself and your family. --- Jun 27, 2011 61 cases of rare dengue in Marsiling By Ashutosh Ravikrishnan More than 60 cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday. -- PHOTO: NEA SIXTY-ONE cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday. The Den-3 virus has, so far, hit the Marsiling area. The National Environment Agency (NEA) believes that residents may have little or no immunity against the virus. This may possibly lead to a faster transmission of the disease. However, it assures the public that there is no indication of the strain spreading to other parts of the country at this point in time. Stepping up control efforts, the NEA has dispatched 70 officers to search and remove all potential breeding zones in the area. It has also called on the Sembawang Town Council and the National Parks Board to fumigate the area.
  18. Oct 30, 2010 Restaurateur's jail term cut to 1 day on appeal By Selina Lum PROMINENT restaurateur Giuseppe De Vito, 38, was yesterday jailed a day and fined $3,000 for driving while banned from getting behind the wheel. The jail term was meted out by the High Court after he appealed against his sentence of six weeks' jail and a $500 fine handed down by a district court in August. The Italian, a permanent resident here who is better known as Beppe De Vito, runs Il Lido at Sentosa Golf Club and Forlino at One Fullerton. In September 2008, he was banned from driving for two years after being convicted of drink driving, running two red lights and being abusive towards a policeman. He was also fined $8,600. But in September last year, he was caught driving by a traffic police officer along Commonwealth Avenue. In August this year, he was jailed six weeks for driving under disqualification and fined $500 for driving without insurance. He was also given a three-year driving ban. But De Vito appealed to the High Court against the jail term, arguing he deserved only a fine. His lawyer Julian Tay told the High Court that after De Vito was banned from driving two years ago, he hired a full-time driver to ferry him around on weekdays. But on Sept 13 last year, his wife, who was then in the early stages of pregnancy, suddenly felt unwell and discovered she had vaginal bleeding. Mr Tay said the couple became anxious as she had been experiencing a difficult pregnancy and De Vito was thinking of how he could rush her for medical help should the bleeding continue. When he noticed that the car's petrol tank was almost empty, he decided to drive to the nearest petrol station to top it up. Shortly after driving out from their Holland Hill house, he was stopped at a spot check along Commonwealth Avenue. The lawyer said De Vito was compelled to drive as he was then faced with a medical emergency. Mr Tay added that his client has since arranged for the driver to be on duty on weekends too, and that the distance travelled was less than 1km, although Deputy Public Prosecutor Terence Chua said Google Maps gave a distance of 2.7km. The DPP argued that nothing in medical reports showed that De Vito's wife was bleeding on the day in question. He also argued that if there was a genuine medical emergency, instead of going to get a petrol top-up, De Vito would have called for an ambulance or driven his wife to the hospital immediately. The DPP also noted there were other petrol stations nearer to De Vito's home. But Justice Choo Han Teck allowed the appeal after considering the short distance travelled and De Vito's personal circumstances. But he stressed that this case was not to be used as a sentencing guideline for future cases.
  19. What are that there are so many hit-&-run cases happening nowadays? Or is it bec there have always been many cases happening and due to the convenience of internet which reported such cases giving us the impression as such? I am actually more interested towards WHY they happen. A rational driver, despite his/her character or habit, will not intentionally ram another vehicle/ a pedestrian if he/she can help it. I think the following reasons, as compiled through the contributions of fellow MCR bros, could be the reason: At Car parks (i) Inexperience drivers; (ii) Unlicensed drivers; (iii) Drunkard drivers; (iv) Reckless drivers; & (v) Car park design; On the roads (i)-(iv) same as above (v) Fear of mob lynching; & (vi) Theft; Your views?
  20. Blackseal

    40 cases of H1N1 in Johor

    Sun, Apr 04, 2010 The Star/Asia News Network By Farik Zolkepli JOHOR BARU, MALAYSIA - A total of 40 patients in Johor have been confirmed positive for A (H1N1) virus this year. State Health department director Dr Mohd Khairi Yaakub said that all the cases, which were recorded in the first three months this year, were transmitted locally and no deaths were reported. "All the infected patients have been quarantined. "These patients are being treated at the respective hospitals in the state," he said adding that, the state recorded a total of 704 positive cases were recorded last year. Dr Mohd Khairi, who was speaking to newsmen after attending the launch of the 1Malaysia Clinic in Taman Megah Ria here, said the department was continually conducting checks at various checkpoints in the state to prevent the virus from spreading. He also reminded the people to take precautionary measures such as going for medical check-up when experiencing coughing or flu and wearing masks. "The people must not be complacent by thinking that the virus is not around anymore. "They must always be on their guard to prevent infection or spread of the virus," he said. Meanwhile, he also announced that the state had already recorded 691 dengue cases this year, resulting in three deaths. "Two of the patients died in Segamat while another in Kota Tinggi. "It is a serious matter and thus, the people must play their part in curbing the spread of dengue," he said. He added that the people must ensure the cleanliness of their homes or premises to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
  21. When Spore H1N1 Flu Outbreak: 969 total cases. They say WHO: Spread of swine flu is 'unstoppable'... Probably one reason here... why it is speading so fast... In Japan , Taiwan and HK...when people have flu....they are social responsiblle to put on a mask to prevent spreading...(they're very automatic) Over here.... people are not educated to put on mask when they have flu... as and when like to cough and sneeze in the air..... like public places and mrt.... why spreading so far here......what's your view? or our garment not working hard enough? btw..japan... at a start also the number shoot up fast (rate of increase at start)...but seems had contain the situation...
  22. Singapore recorded 422 new HIV infections last year, the highest number in a single year since records started in 1985, the city-state of 4.5 million people said Tuesday. More than half of the new cases already had late-stage HIV infections when they were diagnosed, as happened in previous years, the Health Ministry said. It urged people who are at high risk of contracting the virus to go for tests. "There is thus an urgent need for persons who engage in high risk behavior such as unprotected casual sex, sex with prostitutes, and intravenous drug abuse to go for regular HIV testing," the ministry's Web site said in an update of the HIV/AIDS situation in the prosperous Southeast Asian country. Ninety-three percent of the new infections were among men and 95 percent were transmitted through sex, it said. Nearly two-thirds of the sexual transmissions occurred during heterosexual sex, the update said. It said the number of intravenous transmissions fell last year to seven, half of the number recorded in 2006. The new cases bring the total number of known HIV-infected Singaporeans to 3,482 as of the end of last year, the ministry said. More than 1,100 of them have died. The ministry also noted that Parliament last week passed an amendment to the law to tighten regulations on HIV transmissions. The existing law penalized anyone who knows he or she is infected with HIV but is found to have failed to tell a partner about it before sex. The amendment includes individuals "who have reason to believe" that they have been exposed to a significant risk of contracting HIV or AIDS. The amendment says those individuals must take "reasonable precautions" - such as using condoms or being tested - to protect their sexual partners. Otherwise, they must inform their partner of the risk of contracting HIV from them and leave it to them to accept the risk if they wish. If the partner accepts, no legal offense is committed. A person found guilty of not informing a partner or of failing to take such precautions faces a maximum penalty of a 50,000 Singapore dollar ($36,735) fine and 10 years' imprisonment.
  23. despite numerous warning from the authorites and media and even many cases happened with the recernt 22 cars smashed at MSCP....some driver just don't listen and end up got the lesson learn....damn, car smashed is one thing...but valuables of S$14,000 lost was the most terrible things... http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin.../329617/1/.html
  24. Hot News // Wednesday, January 23, 2008 http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233673print.asphttp://www.todayonline.com/txt_send.asp?id=233673http://java script:feedback('233673')http://java script:eventFaceLarger()http://java script:eventFaceSmaller()http://java script:eventOneColumn()http://java script:eventThreeColumn() Recourse, when hurt is caused A debate over whether to make offence sizeable Ansley Ng ansley@mediacorp.com.sg THE number of reports of voluntarily causing hurt has gone up from 5,500 in 2005 to 8,288 last year but the authorities say there is no need to make the offence a seizable one where the police can step in to make an arrest without a warrant. . Doing so would tie down police resources and hamper their services in other areas, said Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Ho Peng Kee. . Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Sylvia Lim had asked if the ministry would review the classification of "voluntarily causing hurt" (VCH), as a non-seizable offence, especially if the victim sustained injuries that needed treatment. . "If I were to scratch Associate Professor Ho's car, it would be vandalism and seizable. But if I punched him in a private capacity and his nose bled, it's not seizable," she told the House. . There have been more "violent and stranger" incidents, she said, citing the case last month in which an American sailor allegedly attacked a man at a car park in Wheelock Place in an apparent drunken rampage. The victim, a 36-year-old communications manager, needed four stitches to his face. . "Under the Penal Code currently, you need to be emasculated, to have bone fractures or be out of action for about 20 days before grievous hurt is made out," said Ms Lim, a former police officer. . "Are we setting so high a tolerance for violence?" she asked. And did the significant spike in reported cases not "suggest that tougher action needs to be taken"? . Assoc Prof Ho said aggrieved parties do have recourse, since VCH covers a wide range of behaviour and different degrees of hurt. "Cases where hurt is not serious are best resolved without extensive police involvement," he said. . But if one party wishes to pursue the matter, the police will advise him or her to take out a magistrate's complaint. . A magistrate may direct the police to further probe the case, which was done in about 10 per cent of the reported VCH cases. . "In some cases, the victim may suffer injuries which, though falling short of being grievous as defined by the law, may still require hospitalisation," he said. "In such cases, the police may consider initiating action." . When asked if the police treated VCH offences against public officers, such as bus captains and car park attendants, differently, he said they have every reason to initiate action in such cases, so as not to "undermine (these people's) ability to perform their public service". http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233673.asp i fully agree with him.. all these peasants out to cause hurt to each other. nothing involving elites. nothing which mata can make $$. why bother. if she so adament abt making changes, she sud hv punch him on the spot to prove a point. okay lah.. $1K fine niah niah. we help chip in a bit. i see how much coins i hv in the pocket first. but she wrong abt the sailor case lah.. the feller throw his face at the sailor's fist. so nasty of him... he think he is zidane meh, can anyhow use head butt pple's hand. aidoh. must hv hurt the sailor's fist badly.
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