Tag: sexual assault

Singapore needs a better recourse for dealing with sexual assault

Singapore—As more sexual assault cases are being reported, many Singaporeans (41 percent) still believe that false accusations of sexual harassment are a larger problem than acts of assault that go unreported, according to a survey carried out by Ipsos earlier this year. In contrast to...

Monica Baey, “I can’t believe it. Change has finally come”

Monica Baey, the NUS student and central figure in the recent sexual misconduct case that began a national conversation, is back in Taiwan for her student exchange programme and appears to have found some degree of ‘closure.’ She took to Instagram on Wednesday, May 1,...

“I’m angry, scared, and most importantly I no longer feel safe here,” NUS student speaks up

Singapore—The April 25 town hall at the National University of Singapore (NUS) over cases of sexual misconduct was so full that officials were forced to open another hall so that another 500 students could participate in the live streaming of the meeting. Towards the end...

Man who was seen as a “father figure” to friend’s daughters pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girls for 4 years

On Thursday, January 10, a Singaporean man pleaded guilty in the High Court to three counts of aggravated sexual assault by penetration. Aggravated molestation, along with six additional charges, are still being considered for sentencing. The 58-year-old man, who was a "father figure" to his...

Man sentenced to seven weeks of jail time for groping a woman’s buttocks

Disturbingly, more and more cases of molestation have been recently reported in Singapore. Adding to the list is the latest case of a 22-year-old woman who was molested at Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange by a 28-year-old construction worker who touched and "tickled" her buttocks. The construction...

The “smart clubbing” campaign is good, but nightclubs must do more to prevent cases of molestation 

Nightclubs in Singapore are seeing a disturbing trend - a continued increase in cases of molestation among their patrons. While many nightclubs have purposefully put measures in place to combat sexual assault under the "smart clubbing" campaign launched last month by the Singapore Police...

Indian given six months in jail after groping woman’s breast on SIA flight, vows never to come back to Singapore again

There is no excuse for inappropriately touching or molesting another person. Yet Indian national Ravichandran Vignesh tried to reason away the fact that he groped the breast of the woman next to him on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight by saying that it was...

Is it ok to post naked pictures on Linkedin?

After Uber, Grab - in the past and that is a very long past of the Internet it was Yahoo that could face such backlash due to its messenger services - now its Linkedin that has joined the 'sexual unleashing' of animal behaviour in...

Grab driver joins Uber drivers in despicable acts

A drunken woman said she was sexually assaulted at the wee hours in the morning by a Grab driver. Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminudin Megat Alias said police received a report from a 29-year-old woman who claimed that she was raped by a...