5 x 5: Indonesian maid charged over death of 1 year-old girl plus other news you need to know

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.

1) Indonesian maid charged over 1-year-old girl’s death

Indonesian maid Maryani Usman Utar charged over death of 1-year-old girl in Simei flat ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW (Via straitstimes.com)

An Indonesian maid Maryani Usman Utar, 30, was charged today over the death of a 1 year-old girl in her care. She had allegedly caused the death of the toddler “by punching her on her neck and gripping her neck tightly with all your strength until she stopped crying, with the knowledge that such acts were likely to cause her death”. She allegedly committed the offence on Sunday May 8 at Block 225 Simei Street 4 and has been charged with committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder. If convicted, Maryani faces a maximum sentence of 10 years’ jail and a fine.

Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased.

2) Singapore Airlines plane almost collided with Korean Air jet at South Korea’s Incheon airport

Via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A Singapore Airlines plane almost collided with a Korean Air jet at Incheon International Airport in Seoul last Thursday May 5 as it was accelerating for take-off at about 5.50pm. To avoid collision, the SQ16 plane bound for San Francisco aborted its takeoff and shredded its tyres during the braking process.

There were 186 passengers and 18 crew on board.

3) Not all NSF are in the army

Via asiaone.com

Via asiaone.com

4) Hong Kong’s Honolulu cafe opens in Singapore

Via ladyironchef.com

Via ladyironchef.com

Famous Hong Kong cha chaan teng Honolulu cafe opens in Singapore at The Centrepoint #01-33F/G. Do head down early if you want to get your hands on their signature flaky egg tarts – we were there at 3pm today and they were already sold out for the day.

5) Events organiser admits to conspiring to cheat stat boards of almost S$189,000 for Hari Raya light-up

Via todayonline.com

Via todayonline.com

The manager of an events company Salleh sam, 50, has admitted to conspiring to inflate expenses of the 2011 and 2012 Geylang Serai Hari Raya light-ups to cheat three statutory boards of almost s$189,000. He also pleaded guilty to managing a firm while being an undischarged bankrupt.



Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people’s affairs.


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