Amos Yee jailed four weeks, released today

He has spent over 50 days in remand and his sentence was backdated to June 2

Teenage blogger Amos Yee was jailed four weeks on Monday (July 6).

The sentence was backdated to June 2 as he has spent 50 days in prison. 

A report from the Institute of Mental Health found he doesn't suffer from autism spectrum disorder.

It stated Amos had been exposed to the Internet since young, which made it difficult for him to separate truths from untruths.

During sentencing, District Judge Jasvender Kaur also advised Amos to reconsider going back to school for formal education.

Speaking to the media after the hearing, Amos' father Alphonsus Yee said they respected the court's decision and was glad his son and the family could get help as soon as possible.

Amos' lawyer Alfred Dodwell said Amos would be appealing against the sentence and conviction.

Asked about the hunger strike Amos allegedly went on last week, Mr Dodwell said he did not know of anything like that, but said Amos had no appetite.

Read the full report in The New Paper on July 7.

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Former social work associate jailed for molesting beneficiary

A former family service centre (FSC) employee was jailed four months on Monday (July 6) for molesting one of his beneficiaries.

As part of his work as a social work associate with an FSC in Ang Mo Kio, Veerasamy Marimuthu, 53, supported families living under the interim rental housing scheme.

At about 8.30am on Jan 5 this year, Veerasamy visited the victim's rental home to talk about her children's school needs.

They sat on the sofa and chatted when Veerasamy pulled her right hand with his right and stroked her back multiple times.

The woman felt Veerasamy touching her bra clasp when he asked why she did not allow him to kiss her.

Veerasamy tried to kiss her, and when she stood up in shock, Veerasamy asked her to at least let him hug her.

He hugged her and asked to meet again at noon at the FSC's office to speak about her food rations.

She did not meet him and reported the incident to the FSC.

Veerasamy was sacked on Jan 16.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 7.

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Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman back together on ONE FM

DJs Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman are now part of ONE FM 91.3'S breakfast show.

One man called in and declared that he couldn't get enough of them.

Another said that he had been headed for depression because he missed them too much.

These were the confessions of ardent fans welcoming DJs Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman - whose real name is Mark van Cuylenburg​ - back on radio with ONE FM 91.3.

ONE FM is the only radio station in Singapore that targets men above 30.

Ong and FD last worked together two years ago and now join DJs Andre Hoeden, Ellliott Danker and producer "Commando" Shaun on the breakfast show, on weekday mornings 6 - 10am.

"Good morning Singapore! I waited six months to say this," said van Cuylenburg, who is also known simply as FD.  

After months of teasing, the station revealed their identity at 8am on Monday (July 6). 

The pair picked up right where they left off, with witty repartee and no-holds-barred insults aplenty. 

In between FD calling his own nose a Peninsula and asking the producer if he's called Commando because he goes it, there were laughs aplenty among the five guys.

Fans were ecstatic about the news on ONE FM's Facebook page.

"Best news of the day. Great to have the brothers back on the air. What more can we ask for," wrote Christopher Headech. 

Zed Jumat posted: "Yay! Now I'm a permanent ONE FM convert."

Wrote Regine Chew: "Welcome back... My morning has come alive again."

The New Paper interviewed the two DJs about what made them want to come out of semi-retirement from radio.

Both spoke of how they realised how much they missed the medium, and how ONE FM's mix felt right.

But the other reason is getting to reunite and see the chemistry work as well as it ever did before.

They even turned up to the interview in the same outfits.

"We think alike!," said Ong.

"Also he loves me too much to leave me alone for that long," joked FD.

That and how one of them came close to leaking the secret.

"I can keep a secret," exclaimed van Cuylenburg in mock outrage.

"He's hopeless," he added pointing to Ong.







Ouch! Demi Lovato falls during performance

It must have hurt, and we're not just talking about physical pain.

Demi Lovato must have been embarrassed after taking a nasty fall while promoting her new single Cool For The Summer at a pool party hosted by Los Angeles radio station 102.7 KIISFM on Sunday (July 5).

But being a true professional, the 22-year-old carried on with her performance to the delight of fans and even jumped in the pool to hang out with the cheering crowd.



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The singer later joked her about her mighty fall on Twitter, saying "Well... It's not a tour without busting ass!!!!!! #NOTcoolforthesummer."

Also on the promotional trip is actress and budding singer Hailee Steinfeld, whom Lovato calls a "sweetheart".




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Source: Daily Mail, E! News

Women's World Cup: USA rout Japan to win title

US players celebrating their world Cup win. They beat Japan 5-2 in the final of the Women's World Cup.

Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hattrick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday (Monday morning Singapore time).

The opener came in just the third minute when Megan Rapinoe drove a low diagonal ball across the area and Lloyd timed her run to perfection, meeting the ball with a powerful, first-time drive past Japan keeper Ayumi Kaihori.



Japan were stunned when two minutes later Lloyd doubled the lead – again from a set-piece.

Another low ball into the box did the damage, this time from a Lauren Holiday free-kick which the Japan defence failed to clear and the ball fell to Lloyd who gleefully slotted it home.

Japan barely had time to regroup before they found themselves 3-0 down in the 14th minute with an awful attempted headed clearance from Azusa Iwashimizu falling to Holiday on the edge of the box, who blasted in a volley.



Japan had conceded as many goals in the opening 14 minutes as they had in the entire previous six games of the tournament.

Two minutes later, Lloyd sealed her hat-trick with one of the most remarkable goals ever witnessed in a Women’s World Cup. 



Japan restored a little bit of confidence in the 27th minute when Yuki Ogimi evaded her marker Julie Johnston in the area and fired past Hope Solo to make it 4-1.

The Japanese have been widely praised for their short-passing game but it was an old-fashioned route that brought them, temporarily, back into the game early in the second half.

Aya Miyama’s long free-kick into the box was aimed at Homare Sawa and Johnston rose for the ball but could only deflect a header past a helpless Solo.

The glimmer of hope flickered for just two minutes, however, when a US corner fell to Morgan Brian, who did well to find Tobin Heath, who confidently fired home to make it 5-2, effectively ending Japan’s hope of a comeback.

Lloyd's hat-trick brought her goal tally in the tournament to six goals and helped win her the Golden Ball trophy awarded to the top players of the tournament.

With the victory, the Americans avenged their loss to Japan in the 2011 final and earned a record third Women’ s World Cup title and their first since 1999. - Wires

REVEALED: The new ONE FM Breakfast Show DJs

After months of speculation we can now reveal the identities of the new ONE FM 91.3 DJs.

Many names have been put forward as to who exactly will be joining the prestigious Breakfast Show but few guessed the right combination.

They have been kept under wraps (well, under paper bags) to make sure the secret does not get out.

But now it's time to remove the bags.

Did you guess correctly? Watch the video and find out... 

Catch the new team on One FM weekdays, 6am to 10am.

Find out more about them at and read about them in The New Paper's print edition on July 7.



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Jorg Steinebrunner's men were soundly beaten 2-0 by a fitter, fresher Albirex Niigata side in the semi-final at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

The Japanese outfit will now play either Balestier Khalsa or Hougang United - the two sides meet in the other last-four tie tonight - in the final at the same venue on Friday.

Steinebrunner pointed to fatigue as the reason for his team’s flat performance. 

Read the full report in our print edition on July 6.

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