Police arrest 4 for suspected loanshark activities

Four people were arrested for suspected loanshark activities and will be charged today.

Police arrested four people for suspected involvement in loanshark activities on  Oct 28 (Tue).

The two men and two women were aged between 22 and 40.

They were nabbed around North Bridge Road, Lower Kent Ridge Road and Woodlands Square.

Officers from Choa Chu Kang Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) and Woodlands East NPC were instrumental in the four separate cases.

The four suspects will be charged in court today (Oct 30).

Under the Moneylenders Act 2010 (Revised Edition), first time offenders may be fined from $30,000 to $300,000, jailed up to four years and caned up to six strokes.

M'sian mum pays surprise visit to babysitter, makes shocking find

A Penang mother was shocked to see her son, 3, bound and lying on the floor in the babysitter's house.

She has been sending her son to the babysitter since June last year.

But he was always hungry when she picked him up.

Sensing something amiss, the factory worker-mother decided to pay a surprise visit to the babysitter's house in north Penang.

What she saw shocked her: The three-year-old was lying on the floor with his hands and feet bound, The Star reported.

Seberang Perai Utara police chief ACP Abdul Rahman Ibrahim said: "The woman... sent her son to the babysitter at 5.30am on Tuesday (Oct 28), and made a surprise visit about five hours later."

All tied up

"She found her son with his hands and feet bound and lying on the floor. At that time, only the babysitter's 11-year-old son was at home." - Seberang Perai Utara police chief ACP Abdul Rahman Ibrahim​


An examination showed that the boy was not injured, he added.

The police have arrested a 39-year-old woman to aid investigations.

The woman claimed that the boy was tied up because he was naughty, he said.

Sources: Bernama, Star Online

Serena will be back to star for Singapore Slammers in December

Last week, she enthralled fans and emerged victorious at the elite season-ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

From Dec 2 to 4, tennis fans can expect something similar when Serena Williams returns for the Singapore leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) at the Indoor Stadium.

The world No. 1 will represent the "home" team Singapore Slammers, alongside tennis greats Andre Agassi and Patrick Rafter, and also current players like Daniela Hantuchova and Lleyton Hewitt.

"I'm looking forward to coming back to Singapore and playing for the Singapore Slammers. I hope you'll be able to come out and enjoy a new format of tennis," said Williams.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 30.

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National swimmers Joseph Schooling, Teo Zhen Ren and Roxanne Ho have been issued warning letters for leaving the Asian Games athletes’ village in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept 27 without permission.

The trio, who returned to the village allegedly intoxicated after their night out, were taken to task by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) yesterday for infringing the Code of Conduct for athletes and officials at major Games.

The SNOC panel of inquiry, comprising Jeffrey Beh (chairperson), Jessie Phua (Asiad chef de mission), Yip Ren Kai (SNOC Athletes Commission) and Dr Lim Yii Hong (Team Singapore chief medical officer at the Asian Games), also recommended that the SNOC Athletes Commission participates in future team managers’ meetings to share their experiences and to reinforce the importance of adhering to the Code of Conduct and other rules and regulations.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 29.

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