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Channel News Asia, Singapore, 16 August 2006
Worker gets 10-year jail sentence, caning for killing fellow Thai
SINGAPORE : The Thai construction worker who clubbed a fellow
Thai national to death with a hammer in their workers' quarters
at Ama Keng Road last year has escaped the gallows.
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The New Paper, Singapore, 19 August 2006
Vandals attack Tampines carpark
By Alvin Chiang
THE words are bold and colourful.
In colours from black and blue to red, graffiti covers the walls of a multi-storey carpark at Block 823A Tampines Street 81.
The same colours the vandals may have on their behinds if caught, as one of the possible penalties for vandalism is the cane.
The penalty is a fine of up to $2,000 or jail for three years, or both, with three to eight strokes of the cane.
The five-storey carpark, which has been there for about three years, is deserted even during the day.
It is not known when the graffiti appeared on the walls.
Although it is located in the heart of a busy neighbourhood - next to a wet market - few cars are parked there.
From the third storey upwards, the walls near parking lots and at the exits have been vandalised, but the first two storeys have been left untouched.
The top storey of the carpark is uncovered.
When The New Paper visited the carpark on a weekday morning,
fewer than 15 cars were parked on the third and fourth storeys.
Other graffiti included swear words and drawings of body parts.
Taxi driver Goh Kim Chau, 52, was reading a newspaper in his
taxi on the third floor of the carpark when he spoke to The New
The Tampines Town Council said it was aware of the problem.
The senior property manager in charge of the area has already
arranged for the vandalised walls to be painted over. Also, the
town council has asked the police to step up patrols in the area.
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Straits Times, Singapore, 25 August 2006
Man who sold Ice to doctor jailed, caned
By Khushwant Singh
THE trafficker who sold Ice to Adrian Yeo See Seng, 27, for a gay sex romp was jailed for six years and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the cane yesterday.
Yeo walked into a trap laid by two Central Narcotics Bureau undercover officers at a hotel in Bencoolen Street on April 1.
Investigations then led the officers to Carl Benedict Cheo Wang Meng and the 35-year-old was caught trafficking 10 Ecstasy pills at Boat Quay on April 2.
He also admitted selling 0.16g of Ice to Yeo in March. The officers also found 2.9kg of Ice in his home at Rio Vista Condominium in Hougang.
Cheo was sentenced to five years' jail with five strokes of the cane on each of the two trafficking charges and one year's jail each for possessing and consuming Ice. The jail term for one of the trafficking charges and the consumption charge were ordered to run together with the other two jail terms.
He could have been jailed up to 20 years and caned 15 times for each trafficking offence.
Cheo's lawyer, Mr Anand Nalachandran, had asked the court for the minimum sentence as Cheo had been diagnosed as suffering from depression since 1988.
He said Cheo had succumbed to the lure of illicit drugs to lessen the emotional trauma of depression, and to seek respite and solace from various personal problems.
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