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Widow sleeps in Mcdonalds after her PRC church colleagues cheated her

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Mary Seow sleeps in a 24hrs MacDonald’s restaurant in Hong Kong’s Jordan district.The 60-year-old is too ashamed to return to Singapore because she doesn’t want to lose face in front of her friends.

Seow says she was conned of her savings by China nationals whom she befriended in church.They even persuaded her to sell her house and car to invest money with them back in China. So she travelled to the mainland with them, and squandered all of her savings in the next 5 years.

Seow has accused those friends of swindling her and now working as a “parallel trader”. She carries diapers, baby formula, chocolate and other branded goods from Hong Kong to China.

This enables her to earn some money for daily expenses. Before she started sleeping in MacDonald’s, Seow would sleep in parks.

She says that she still feels embarrassed sometimes when sleeping in the fast food outlet.

“Sometimes I’m quite sleepy and I don’t feel shy about sleeping here,” she said. “But sometimes I’m not sleepy and I feel quite shy. And I also ask myself why I have to end up in this way.”

Seow is part of the increasing number of people in Hong Kong who have been found sleeping in MacDonald’s restaurants.

The issue of homelessness there erupted after a 56-yearold woman who was sleeping in one of the restaurants was found dead in recent months.

She was discovered slumped over her table in a sleeping position.

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Man hides behind umbrella to avoid CCTV, to steal pets birds along HDB corridor.

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Heng Heng shared a 20 seconds video of a man who was caught on camera stealing pets birds along HDB corridor.

The post was shared 83 times and it happened on the May 3 according to the timestamp on the CCTV footage.

 

In the video, the man opens up the umbrella and walk towards the door. He then proceeds to cover himself and took the bird

Posted by J Heng Heng on Saturday, 5 May 2018

Netizens start commenting about his bird.

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Wonderful advice right here.

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26-year-old jumped onto Grab car at St James Power Station, results in repair bill of almost $15,000

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A 72-year-old Grab driver drove to St James Power Station in the unearthly hours of 5th May 2018, and a 26-year-old man sprang a surprise jump onto the hood of the driver’s car.

The young man was allegedly celebrating his 26th birthday before the incident happened.

He was charged in court on 7th May 2018.

 

Hello!! Do u have nothing better to do than to bully a 72 years old grab driver? My dad has done nothing to provoke u. He jumped on his car and your friend even shouted “ we apologised already, what’s more u want?” Fearing for his safety, my dad drove off to prevent confrontation. Please share and make him famous. Dun think you can escape just like this. I will get you!

Posted by Belleiansa Xu on Friday, 4 May 2018

The video was posted by the driver’s son, Alan Koh, on what took place that fateful night, near Envy Dance Club.

According to Koh, a person claiming to be friends with the 26-year-old, Chee Chu Siong, contacted him to offer an apology on his behalf.

Koh added that Chee was also agreeable to paying compensation then.

On 6th May 2018, Koh shared that his father, himself and Chee were in negotiations of the damages’ cost but no actual conclusion was made.

This was because the car serving centre was closed at that time, and the Kohs were unable to obtain a quotation for repairs.

The Koh family expects Chee to bear the full costs of the repair as the family is not extremely wealthy.

Even if they had the financial ability, they would not pay the costs as they felt that it was not logical for them to pay for “the mistakes that someone else made”.

Koh also shared that a man offered to help them by spearheading a crowdfunding exercise, but the family declined the kind gesture.

After a service centre’s diagnosis, the total sum amounted to S$14,967.48.

The photo of the invoice was shared to Mothership.sg:

We hope that this case study serves as a warning to all who wants to commit a rash act. Be wise and think twice!

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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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