When the man's girlfriend refused to have sex with him, he held a knife to her chest while trying to take a mobile phone video of her in her underwear. — TODAY file pic
SINGAPORE, March 8 — A week after they broke up for good, a man pushed his ex-girlfriend to the ground and told her they could either see a doctor in Johor, or she could have sex with him.When she refused to sleep with him, he threatened her with a knife and forcibly removed her dress in her bedroom.The 31-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect his victim’s identity, pleaded guilty yesterday to four charges of causing hurt, criminal intimidation, insulting her modesty and causing alarm.Three other similar charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing on March 27.The court heard that the man, a self-employed Malaysian, was in an on-off relationship with his victim, who is also Malaysian. She was 25 years old then.They had known each other for a decade, since their school days. They dated for four years, broke up and got together again for another five months before breaking up for good on April 18 last year.When he asked to meet her to discuss their relationship, she told him to meet her at her home.On April 24 last year, he went over before she arrived home and entered using a spare key.She returned at about 2am. When she entered the bedroom, he grabbed her neck and slapped her once on each cheek.He then pulled her out of the flat towards the lift. At the void deck, he pushed her towards her car, causing her to fall and suffer abrasions on her knees.When they reached the car, he told her they could either visit a doctor or she could have sex with him back in her home. When she refused, he took out a foldable knife and they drove to a 7-Eleven outlet to buy medication for her abrasions.They returned to her bedroom at about 2.40am. He asked her to remove her clothes and she refused to do so.He put his knife near her chest area, forcibly removed her dress by pulling it over her head, and dressed her wounds, before asking her for sex again.When she again refused, he held the knife to her chest once more while trying to take a mobile phone video of her in her underwear.She covered her face with her hands, but he pushed them away and continued to record the video.After that, she asked him to leave but he refused. He slept in her bedroom, holding on to her mobile phone and passport.When he left in the morning, he only returned her mobile phone. She lodged a police report two days later on April 26, but he had already left Singapore.That evening, while he was in Malaysia, he sent her WhatsApp messages saying he was sorry and that he could go to her place later that night. She told him she did not want to see him and could not forget his actions.Later that evening, she told him she would be leaving for work. He told her to call him when she was in her car, but she did not reply when he repeated his demand.He threatened to send the video of her in her underwear to her father unless she returned his call.He then threatened to call her parents when he sent her the video and she still did not reply.At about 1am, he returned to Singapore and went to her flat. She refused to open the gate and they got into a quarrel.He was finally arrested after a neighbour called the police. ― TODAY [...]
IPOH: A senior police officer with the rank of ASP is being investigated for alleged criminal intimidation after he threatened a couple on the roadside in Kampung Simee, here on Monday.A source said the officer, who had served for about three years as a police station chief here and with the Royal Malaysia Police for 29 years, is alleged to have grabbed the collar of the man’s shirt and also tried to assault the man’s wife.In the incident at about 5.45pm, the officer was said to have nearly knocked down the couple, a doctor and his lawyer wife, who were out jogging.“The complainant, the 34-year-old doctor, shouted ‘woi’ and this was heard by the officer who pulled over his Honda City car, alighted and grabbed the man by the collar, repeatedly asking ‘you kenal saya siapa?’ (Do you know who I am?)’, the source said.“The officer was also said to have warned the couple that he would find the couple’s home. They said they could smell alcohol on his breath and suspected the man was drunk,” the source said when contacted, here today.The source said the doctor’s wife had taken a video recording of the incident using a mobile phone and when the officer realised what she was doing he rushed towards her and was about to hit her, but the doctor managed to stop him. He then got back into his car and drove off.“The doctor lodged a police report at Kampung Simee Police Station at 7.44pm on the same day. The couple provided the video recording of the incident. Based on the recording, we were able to identify the officer. The car which he was driving was registered in the name of a woman,” said the source.Ipoh police chief ACP Mohd Ali Tamby, when contacted, confirmed the incident involving the head of the police station, aged 49 years, adding that case was being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation. — Bernama [...]
(WASHINGTON) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments.
Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
About 10 million people currently have private coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Consumers applying for subsidized coverage have to provide extensive personal information, including Social Security numbers, income, and citizenship or legal immigration status.
The system that was hacked is used by insurance agents and brokers to directly enroll customers. All other sign-up systems are working.
CMS spokesman Johnathan Monroe said “nothing happened” to the HealthCare.gov website used by the general public. “This concerns the agent and broker portal, which is not accessible to the general public,” he said.
Federal law enforcement has been alerted, and affected customers will be notified and offered credit protection.
President Donald Trump promised to repeal “Obamacare” but failed. [...]
SEREMBAN: A 34-year-old manager who refused to allow a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer to inspect his vehicle and even threatened him with a steering lock, pleaded not guilty to the charge of obstructing an investigation at the Sessions Court here. [...]
NEW YORK: It may only be July, but Christmas is fast-approaching for US retailers — and the threat of an escalating trade war with China has industries that have so far been spared increasingly worried their goods will be next on the naughty list. [...]