Owner of sleaze pubs jailed 35 months, fined $98,000

GUILTY: Ang Boon Seng hiding his face as he left court yesterday.
WIFE: Ylarde Anne Asuncion.
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Tips on going to the stadium

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She'll be supporting nation with family

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Brazil, Japan fans get ready to cheer teams on

DIE-HARD FAN: Ms Mariana Melo showing her support for the Brazilian national team during their arrival at Changi Airport.

One is a physical education teacher, a Sao Paulo native who is watching her Brazilian national side play live for the first time in 20 years.

Another, a Japanese woman, is a housewife who will be cheering on her nation with her husband and three sons.

The New Paper speaks to them, ahead of the two countries' international friendly at the National Stadium on Oct 14.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 14.

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Paedophile uses primary school as hunting ground

Photo illustration of a lonely boy.

He befriended boys from a nearby primary school and invited them to play computer games in his flat.

But he was a sexual predator luring them into his lair.

Between October 2012 and February last year, Lok Kwok, 59, sexually abused five schoolboys, including two brothers.

The serial paedophile, who pleaded guilty to eight charges related to sexual offences, also tooks photographs and videos of his indecent acts for his own sexual enjoyment later.

Lok is awaiting sentencing for eight charges, with 19 others taken into consideration.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 14.

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Close shave in Boon Keng crash

This was the scene on McNair Road, in Boon Keng, after an accident yesterday afternoon.

The picture was posted on citizen journalism website Stomp.

It is not clear how the accident took place, but Stomp quoted a witness, Benjamin, as saying that the accident happened just after school.

"Luckily, no one was injured," he added.

Teen, 18, arrested for setting off sparkler blasts

A teen, 18, was among those nabbed for setting off sparkler blasts.

A teenager is to be charged today with causing a public nuisance by setting off an improvised explosive device made of sparklers.

The 18-year-old was arrested with three others, aged 12 to 14, after an incident on July 30.

Police had found the bundled sparklers in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 after getting a call for assistance around 10.30pm that day.

Since July, there have been 17 cases of people setting off explosive devices made of sparklers, the police said yesterday.

A total of 72 people have been arrested in connection with these cases.

If the 18-year-old is found guilty, he faces a fine of up to $1,000. Investigations against the other boys are still continuing.

Such explosive devices are a fire hazard, cause noise pollution and may alarm the public, the police said.

"We take a serious view of these offences," said the police in a statement.

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SPECIAL: A prototype of the birth certificate that will be given to all citizen babies born next year.
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