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Stay of execution granted to Datchinamurthy Kataiah, who was scheduled to be hanged tomorrow Apr 29

 

Photo: FB screengrab/ravi mravi

A last-minute stay of execution has been granted to Malaysian national Datchinamurthy Kataiah, less than 24 hours before he was scheduled to be hanged.

Datchinamurthy, 36, represented himself before the High Court on Thursday morning, Apr 28. He has an ongoing prison correspondence misconduct legal challenge that is scheduled to be heard on May 20, wrote his former lawyer, Ravi M Ravi, in a Facebook post, adding “The question before the court is can they hang him this Friday when he has a hearing date fixed on the case to be heard on 20th May.”

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‘Don’t ignore warning signs’ — Netizens blame ‘selfish’ S’porean tourist for the death of Australian father & son who drowned in their attempt to rescue the tourist

 

Photo: Taken from Canva

Despite multiple warning signs advising visitors of the dangers of swimming in unpatrolled waters, a tourist from Singapore decided to take a dip and swiftly got swept offshore by the churning waves.

This heedless act culminated in the death of an Australian father and son in a bid to save the tourist. The rescue boat they were in was faulty and capsized.

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‘Old apek’ cups & rubs woman’s buttocks in Sheng Shiong supermarket, woman grabs old man by the collar ready to ‘brutally murder him’

 

Photo: Google Maps (for illustration purposes only).

After an old man cupped her buttocks at a supermarket, one woman refused to remain quiet, raising such ruckus that the man was chased by Sheng Shiong personnel and later arrested by the police.

“I WAS MOLESTED YESTERDAY,” Ms Siti Mariam wrote in an Apr 22 Facebook post.

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Could Elon Musk help end world hunger instead of buying Twitter for US$44 billion? — Marvel star Simu Liu’s tweets, “Was there nothing better to do with 44 billion dollars?”

 

Photos: Twitter screengrab/Simu Liu, Wikipedia screengrab/Elon Musk

Less than two weeks after Elon Musk placed a bid to buy Twitter for US$44 billion (S$61 billion), the board of the social microblogging site agreed, and it was reported on Tuesday that Musk would take over as Twitter’s owner.

Many reacted online to the news, including Simu Liu, the Canadian star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring.

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VIDEO: Netizens poke fun at mysterious snake-man stuck in Pasir Ris HDB ceiling vent

 

Photo: FB screengrab/singaporeIncidents

A video of a man dangling from what seems to be a ceiling vent while police hovered beneath him has gone viral, getting over 165,000 views on the Singapore Incidents Facebook page after it was posted on Monday.

Onlookers can also be seen milling around at the time of the incident, which is said to have happened last Saturday at the void deck of an HDB block in Pasir Ris. Reports say that the wannabe Spider-Man or rather Snake-Man was actually arrested and charged with causing a public nuisance because of his curious stunt.

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