Friday, 25 May 2018

Former S.League player dies of heart attack while raising funds to save sick son - updated

The late Nur Alam Shah with his son, Muhammad Royyan. Source: thenewpaper
When former S-League footballer Nur Alam Shah's unborn son was diagnosed with a rare heart defect in 2013, he vowed not to let him fall prey to the same condition that claimed his five-month-old daughter in 2008.

But the 38-year-old died of a heart attack on Friday while he was raising money so that his boy, Muhammad Royyan, now four, could undergo surgery.

The former Woodlands Wellington player, who played in the S-League (now renamed Singapore Premier League) in the early 2000s, had set a target of raising at least $120,000 at fundraising site As of now, public donations have totalled close to $58,000.

It is understood more donations were received after the passing of Nur Alam Shah but the target has been raised to $170,000.


You may want to read FAS to help raise funds for family of late former footballer Nur Alam Shah

High-risk dengue clusters found in Jurong West, Bedok

High-risk dengue clusters have been found in Jurong West and Bedok, according to a notice posted on the National Environment Agency (NEA) website on Wednesday (May 23).

A total of 90 cases were reported in Jurong West, with 23 cases in Block 950 Jurong West Street 91 alone, and 55 cases in the Bedok North area.

NEA has warned that the mosquito population is expected to increase along with the number of dengue cases in the warmer months ahead.

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Punggol Polyclinic pilots follow-up care for new mothers, opens eye clinic

Starting from July this year, Punggol Polyclinic will pilot a programme with KK Women's and Children's Hospital to improve follow-up care for new mothers, and open the first polyclinic-based eye clinic.

Punggol Polyclinic is also the first SingHealth polyclinic to make use of pharmacy technology Outpatient Pharmacy Automation System, which makes use of robotics to improve efficiency, and also improve accuracy in packing medicine to 99.95%, and double the capacity of packing by hand.

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Circles.Life launches a new $0 no contract mobile plan

Circles.Life on Tuesday (May 22) launched a new salvo in Singapore’s data wars: A zero-dollar mobile plan offering 1GB of data with practically no strings attached, with 30-min talk time, 10 sms and free caller-ID.

There is one small catch.

Consumers will need to buy a service add-on once every three months to keep their line. Alternatively, consumers can keep their line by using it as a primary number. You can prove the line is a primary number by porting over an existing mobile number or using it to receive one-time passwords for online banking and shopping via the line.

This plan is suitable for seniors who do not talk or surf the net too much.


Singtel refund letters mistaken for scam

Singtel is trying to return money to some of its subscribers - but some of them think it is a scam.

"We are currently in the process of moving all customer accounts to a new billing system and these bills are determined to be the final bills of terminated accounts," the post added.

The New Paper understands that some of the amounts listed refer to money owed to the user, and that refunds can be issued.

Just go to any Singtel shop with your letter and claim your refund. Singtel is returning you your money, they are not asking money FROM you, so it is not a scam.