Friday, 17 August 2018

Exceptional people: Man honoured for helping police nab upskirt video suspect at Marsiling MRT station

Mr Goh Tong En being awarded the Public Spiritedness Award by Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Evon Ng, Deputy Commander of Public Transport Security Command. (Photo: SPF)

A man was given the Singapore Police Force's Public Spiritedness Award on Thursday (Aug 16) for his part in helping capture an upskirt video suspect last month.

Mr Goh Tong En was on an escalator at Marsiling MRT station on Jul 27 when he noticed that the man in front of him had placed a mobile phone underneath a woman's skirt.

Mr Goh approached the 27-year-old and detained him at the station, according to the news release.

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Warning: Slimming products Body Slim Herbal, Sparkle Twins contain banned substance

Slimming products Body Slim Herbal (left) and Sparkle Twins (right). (Photos: Health Sciences Authority)

Body Slim Herbal and Sparkle Twins - have been found to contain the banned substance sibutramine, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Thursday (Aug 16).

Both products were sold on various online platforms, said HSA, adding that those who have bought the products should stop taking them immediately.

Sibutramine has been banned in Singapore since 2010 as it is linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. It can cause breathing difficulties, palpitations and hallucinations.

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Obituary: Ground-Up Initiative's founder Tay Lai Hock dies aged 54

Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), a non-profit organisation that aims to nurture grounded leaders and model a Singapore society with a sustainable future, will continue with its work despite the death of its founder Tay Lai Hock on Tuesday.

Mr Tay, 54, collapsed on Tuesday morning at work. He could not be revived and later died in hospital.

Mr Tay founded eco-community GUI in 2008 to create a "21st century kampung culture" in the heart of cosmopolitan Singapore, tending to that vision on a 26,000 sq m piece of land dubbed Kampung Kampus.


Obituary: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer whose career spanned seven decades, has died aged 76.

The Queen of Soul - best known for hits such as Respect, Think and I Say a Little Prayer - passed away in Detroit on Thursday after battling ill health for several years.

The cause of her death was advanced pancreatic cancer, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.