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Bus driver has neck pain and did not doze off while driving: SBS

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A bus driver was recently filmed to be apparently dozing off at the wheel of his bus.

In the video, which was posted on 7 May (Monday), the driver’s neck could be seen moving haphazardly yet the bus was still in motion.

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The passenger who was filming did nothing but record the driver. An act for which he was flamed for by Netizens.

Many felt that it was cruel to post a video like this and to risk the driver’s job when he was probably working overtime to feed his family and was probably exhausted.

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Others felt that waking the driver up or holding a conversation with him to keep him awake would have been a more reasonable course of action rather then to film the incident and do nothing while there were serious safety risks.

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However, shortly after the video went up, SBS released a statement on the driver explaining that the elderly man had neck problems but that it did not affect his driving in any way.

The spokesperson for SBS went on to say that the driver was very safe and cautious on the road and that he had been certified to be fit for driving by a doctor.

While the video seems to suggest that our bus captain was dozing off at the wheel, our findings based on the CCTV footage from the bus reveals that this was not the case.

Throughout the time he was on the road, the driver “kept to his lane, slowed down when approaching bus stops and also stopped safely behind other buses or vehicles,The driver also conducted a right turn safely during the trip.

All these would not have been possible had he been dozing off at the wheel … We assure our commuters that dozing off while driving is not something we take lightly and will not hesitate to take action against any bus captain found doing so.

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The spokesperson also went on to say that the driver’s neck did bend more then usual due to his medical condition but that he was fit for driving.

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Trump to meet with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on June 12

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will be meeting in Singapore on June 12 in what would be a historic moment for world peace.

In a tweet sent out by President Trump on May 10 (Thursday), the president confirmed the meeting and added that they would both “try to make it a very special moment for World Peace.”

The leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and testing program which has been the cause of world-wide tensions for some time now.

In response to Trump’s tweet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they would be hosting the event. They said in a statement:

Singapore is pleased to host the meeting between President of the United States Donald J Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong Un on 12 June 2018.

The meeting is particularly notable because it would be the first between a serving US president and a North Korean leader.

Speaking of the meeting, Trump said: “I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful. My proudest achievement will be – this is part of it – when we denuclearize that entire peninsula.”

 

 

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Singapore Police Force warn of police hotline impersonation scam

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Singapore Police Force shared a post on Wednesday (May 9) warning members of the public of a scam involving the user of a police hotline number.

This is their statement:

[Police Advisory on Phone Impersonation Scams]

The Police have received information that members of the public are receiving calls from telephone hotline 6435 0000, which belongs to the Criminal Investigation Department of Singapore (SPF). The calls were made in Mandarin through an automated operator system.

The Police would like to clarify that these calls were not made by officers from the SPF. Such calls are typical scammers’ tactics where caller ID spoofing technology may be used to mask the actual phone number and a different number is displayed.

Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions if they receive calls which employ such automated operator system:
i) Ignore such calls and the caller’s instructions.
ii) Do not provide your name, identification number, passport details, contact details, bank account, credit card details or other banking information such as usernames, passwords etc. Such information are useful to criminals.
iii) No government agency will request for personal details or transfer of money over the phone or through automated voice machines.
iv) When in doubt, call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722 6688 or visit www.scamalert.sg

Members or the public may call the Police Hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness should they have any related information, and dial ‘999’ only if urgent Police assistance is required.

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Condo resident parks illegally: Shouts at security guard and calls her a ‘Malaysian’

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A condominium resident was recently filmed shouting at a security officer after parking illegally and receiving a ticket.

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On 6 May (Sunday), a video was posted on SG Kay Poh of a condominium resident shouting at a security officer. The man had parked illegally without the carpark disc and had been given a warning by the condominium’s management.

In the video, the man raised his voice and demanded to know why he had received the warning. The security guard repeatedly tells him that this is an issue he has to discuss with the management and not her.

However, the man is furious and demands that the security officer tell the management to come find him instead.

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When the security officer asks him for his contact details so that she can get them to contact him, the man refuses to give it to her.

He can be heard in the video telling her to take down his car plate number and to find out his contact details herself.

It is about this point that the security officer stands up and tells him that she is not a Malaysian and that he cannot speak to her that way.

While the man calling her a Malaysian was not recorded, SG Kay Poh claims that the resident did indeed do that.

Netizens were furious about the incident with many people calling for the man to be taught proper manners and that living in a condominium did not make anyone special or above the rules.

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However, others mentioned that the video was one-sided and that the matter could have been solved by simply talking to the man and getting him to understand why he was wrong.

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