Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

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

1. This lawyer has something to say to the DHL scammers

It appears that quite many people have been receiving calls from scammers about DHL parcels. The scammers will call and tell you they have parcels in your name that contain, get this, fake passports. They will then coerce you to pay up so that they can release these fake passports to you, yes, else you’ll get into a lot of legal trouble.

A lawyer knows an elderly person who was almost scammed and he took to Facebook to share this thoughts.

This last bit, especially the last paragraph, is gold.

I am sharing this with you because you may know someone (an elderly family member or neighbour or friend) who may be vulnerable. It is not enough to merely tell them to “be careful of phone scams”. The scammers’ key tactic is to create fear, and to isolate the victim from his or her family so that the victim feels helpless. Therefore, it is important to also tell these vulnerable people that you are there for them if they ever need help or if there is ever anything that is bothering them. It is also important to give them the assurance that they are not alone.

To the scammers, I have only one thing to say to you: MAY YOU ROT IN HELL. FOREVER.

2. The two videos of Amos Yee being assaulted at Jurong Point

First, there was this video uploaded by the banana-chewing boy himself, in which he wondered, ‘Why wouldn’t anyone help me?’

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And we wondered if he was crying wolf and pulling a fast (publicity) one. Then a third party who witnessed the incident uploaded this video. So, it wasn’t a desperate publicity stunt by Amos.

3. Someone gets married and this is the gate-crash party



4. Naughty Japanese boy left in the woods

via Reuters
via Reuters

Over in Japan, they are still searching for the 7-year-old boy who was left in the woods by his parents for being naughty. So, the boy was throwing stones at people and cars and his parents decided to leave him by the road to discipline him. They drove for about 500 metres before turning back. They could not find the boy.

These woods are reportedly ‘bear-infested’ and the area is very remote and rarely does anyone pass through it. In the night, the temperature at night falls to 7 Celsius, and the boy was wearing only a T-shirt and jeans. Forecast has it that there will be heavy rain tonight (Tuesday).

We hope the boy is safe and found soon!

5. Can we handle an ambiguous world?

Our Ambassador-at-Large and Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Mr Bilahari Kausikan, is known to be speak frankly. Perhaps a tad too frankly for some quarters. He had been giving a series of lectures at The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the fifth and final installment was completed last week.

Vid is full of material to pick a fight with someone, hurhur.

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