Today’s News Summary: Scoot deals, Nominees for The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year released

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Here’s the Top News of The Day.

  • Scoot, Courts and Ikea ads reference news of the 22-year-old man who removed the bus stop bench. He was sentenced to a seven-day short detention order on Tuesday (Oct 9) after pleading guilty in August.

  • ‘Parrot Man’ arrested in Geylang Serai after hurting two police officers. Mr. Zeng Guoyan, also known as the “Parrot Man”, was arrested on Saturday (Oct 13) for causing public nuisance and voluntarily hurting public servants.

  • Three nominated for the award to honour Singapore heroes. The first batch of shortlisted finalists are technopreneur Annabelle Kwok, founder of an artificial intelligence company and one who wears many other hats; veteran nurse Harbhajan Singh who was on the front line battling the Sars crisis; and teacher Teo Yee Ming who led the robotics team of Hai Sing Catholic School from obscurity to the world stage.

  • North Korea leader sincere, must be rewarded for move to abandon nuclear weapons: South Korean president. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told a French newspaper that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sincere and really means to abandon nuclear weapons and added that the international community needed to reward him for that.

North Korea political leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump pledged at a Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore earlier in June to work towards denuclearisation.

  • Two Singaporeans win in Commonwealth essay competition. Janine Shum and Ng Woon Neng won a free trip to London next month for a week of educational and cultural events, including an award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Of the four winners selected out of 12,000 participants this year, two were Singaporean – Janine and 16-year-old Ng Woon Neng, who was runner-up in the senior category. The other two winners were girls from Pakistan and Canada. The competition has been run by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883.


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