RM914 fine for discarding a rubber band

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2019


A Singaporean was fined SGD$300 (RM914) for throwing a rubber band on the street in the city state, reported China Press.

A picture of the summons was posted on the Facebook page All Singapore Stuff on Sunday, triggering public anger.

The summons was reportedly issued at the Jurong East Central One along with remarks that the rubber band was thrown at a “public place”, an offence under the Environmental Public Health Act (Chapter 95).

People left comments on post, expressing their incredulity.

“If I drop a hair on the floor, I will be issued a ticket. Singapore law is a joke,” one wrote.

Another man joked that he would like to fart in front of an enforcement officer and see if he would be fined for polluting the air.

“I will have to be careful when I eat a biscuit next time. I’m worried that I will be fined if my crumbs fall,” another commented.


> Oriental Daily reported that a 16-year-old girl in Guiyang, China, stabbed her classmate four times for wearing her slippers.

A row broke out between the two after she confronted her friend for mistakenly wearing her slippers and refusing to take them off.

However, other classmates managed to step in and stop the quarrel from escalating.

A few days later at a sports event, the girl stabbed her classmate with a knife.

The condition of the classmate, who was rushed to the hospital immediately after the stabbing, was said to be stable.

It is learnt that the victim’s father asked for 100,000 yuan (RM60,720) in compensation from the girl’s family.

However, the girl’s parents said she was also a victim and asked for a report on the injuries before handing over any money.


> Hong Kong actor Kevin Cheng and his actress wife Grace Chan celebrated their son’s 100 days of birth recently, reported Guang Ming Daily.

The couple earlier named their son Rafael after Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.

Afterwards, Cheng uploaded pictures of his wife carrying Rafael on Instagram.

Addressing his son by his Chinese name, Cheng wrote: “Cheng Sing Yuet, dad and mum chose this name for you because we want to make you feel our love every day.”

?  The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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