Stories you might’ve missed, Feb 18

Stories you might’ve missed, Feb 18

Breaking: Cop seen apparently firing a shot at aggressive man wielding a knife

Update: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) confirms the man was shot.

Their full statement: “KNIFE-WIELDING MAN SHOT BY POLICE OFFICER

The Police have arrested a 49-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

On 17 February 2022 at about 8.40pm, the Police were alerted to a case where a 41-year-old man was purportedly assaulted by a 49-year-old man with a knife along Block 420A Clementi Avenue 1.

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S’pore actor Aaron Aziz suffering from pain caused by tumour, needs surgery with two-month medical leave, but chose to finish ongoing projects first

Singapore — Aaron Aziz, a 44-year-old Singaporean actor, revealed in a facebook post that he needs to undergo surgery. Although he didn’t reveal what type of surgeries they were, he used the hashtags #cervicalspondylosis and #schwannom

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Security officer at mall hurt trying to stop BMW driver cutting across traffic lanes

Singapore — A senior security officer who tried to stop a BMW cutting into a taxi lane at a mall was assaulted by the driver., and ended up with a fractured palm and and an injured back.

The Union of Security Employees (USE) said in a Feb 16 Facebook post that the guard made a police report,  according to TODAY, which said the assault  happened on Nov 6, 2021.

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Budget 2022: Goodies for households announced first

Singapore — On Friday (Feb 18), Finance Minister Lawrence Wong started off his speech by talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been going on for more than two years.

He briefly gave an overview of some of the support schemes for companies, before touching on those for households.

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Economist: Strong demand for workers in Singapore may mean higher pay, greater benefits

Singapore — Data from a global jobs portal is showing that employment opportunities for workers in Singapore have increased despite the pandemic.

Indeed, a US-based worldwide website for employment listings said in a recent release that local job postings have gone higher than pre-COVID levels since October 2020. The company also said that after economic restrictions in the middle of last year, postings have regained momentum.

Read more here. 

 

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