Two youths charged with murder in Orchard Towers case
Two youths were facing charges of voluntarily causing grievous hurt after allegedly assaulting a man outside Orchard Towers last month.
But the duo now face the death penalty after the charge was upgraded to murder yesterday, following the victim's death.
Muhammad Daniel Abdul Jalil and Radin Abdullah Syaafii Radin Badruddin, both 22, allegedly attacked Mr Navarro Dorian Regis, 34, outside Orchard Towers at 6am on April 1.
Daniel had punched Mr Regis in the face until he lost consciousness.
Mr Regis sustained traumatic brain injuries and died last week. Daniel is also facing another charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt to another man, Mr Goudal Pierre-Eric Jules, during that time.
He is said to have punched Mr Jules' nose, fracturing it.
Both accused were remanded without bail at the Central Police Division for further investigation.
They are expected to be back in court on Tuesday. If convicted of murder, they face the death penalty or life imprisonment with caning.
Daniel can also be jailed up to 10 years, fined and caned if found guilty of voluntarily causing hurt to Mr Jules.
He threatens lover with sex clips
A Bangladeshi national filmed himself having sex with a married Singaporean woman, 38, and threatened to send the video clip to her family and friends.
Yesterday, the 42-year-old was sentenced to five months' jail after admitting to threatening the woman between March 27 and April 4.
Neither he nor the woman can be named due to a gag order.
The pair were in a relationship from 2007 to 2013. They broke up in 2014. He tried to resume their relationship in 2015, but she refused.
He told her he had multiple clips of them having sex and the contact details of her family and neighbours. She had sex with him to try to have all the clips deleted but was unsuccessful.
On Jan 28, 2016, he again filmed them having sex, without her knowledge. She began ignoring him, and he sent her threatening messages. On April 6, her husband and daughter received the clip from him. He could have been jailed for up to two years and fined for criminal intimidation.