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Woman masterminded pubs’ S$1 million tax evasion, gets jail and penalty of S$1.2 million

SINGAPORE: A woman who masterminded the evasion of about S$1 million in income and Goods and Services Taxes by two pubs over four years was given 41 weeks' jail on Wednesday (Apr 8).Ann Phua Si Si, 53, was also ordered to pay a total of S$1.2 million in penalties....

‘Painful lesson’: How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

BEIJING: As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic, China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday (Apr 8), allowing its 11 million residents to leave for the first time in more than two months, a milestone in its effort to combat the outbreak.But...

Man jailed for trying to smuggle 11 pieces of rhino horn via Singapore to Vietnam

SINGAPORE: A South African man was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Wednesday (Apr 8) for trying to smuggle 11 pieces of rhinoceros horn through Singapore to Vietnam.Thurman Shiraazudin Aiden Matthews, 45, had travelled from South Africa to Vietnam, via Singapore,...

Volunteers rush to deliver laptops to families in need before full home-based learning kicks in

SINGAPORE: When Mdm Nor learnt that schools would go into full home-based learning on Wednesday (Apr 8), she thought it would be “so impossible” for her and three kids. There was only one laptop at home, which belongs to her 17-year-old daughter. It is “very laggy”...

Trains full on first day of Japan’s COVID-19 emergency, but some shops shut

TOKYO: Commuters heading to work packed into trains in the Japanese capital on Wednesday (Apr 8), the first day of a state of emergency aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak, with some expressing confusion over how best to restrict their movements.The scenes...