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Daily round-up, Aug 11: Alleged Tradenation scammers captured; nutrition labels required for freshly prepared drinks by end-2023

Daily round-up, Aug 11: Alleged Tradenation scammers captured; nutrition labels required for freshly prepared drinks by end-2023

From left to right: A couple allegedly involved in the Tradenation luxury goods scam being handed over to Singapore police by Malaysian authorities (Photo: Calvin Oh) and a file photo of bubble tea (Photo: iStock)

Pi Jiapeng and his wife Siriwipa Pansuk are back in Singapore after more than five weeks on the run. They were allegedly involved in a luxury goods scam in which dozens of people lost millions of dollars. The Royal Malaysia Police handed the couple over to Singapore Police Force (SPF) at about 6pm on Thursday.

SPF said they had received information from the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday that the pair may be staying in a hotel in Johor Bahru, and they sought assistance from Malaysian police.

Here's a recap of what happened before their capture. CNA earlier spoke to a couple who allegedly lost S$180,000 to them.

Man gets life imprisonment for murdering girlfriend's 9-month-old son

Mohamed Aliff Mohamed Yusoff was found guilty of killing the toddler in a van in Yishun.

The victim died of blunt force trauma to the head and apparently hit the floorboard of the van at least twice.

The judge ruled that Aliff’s claims that the boy fidgeted and fell was not supported by autopsy findings.

'We don't always get it right': Grab Singapore's managing director on meeting consumer expectations

Yee Wee Tang, managing director of Grab Singapore, spoke to CNA ahead of Grab’s 10th anniversary celebrations, and responded to backlash on the company’s move to shorten the waiting time grace period from five to three minutes.

“We clearly listened to our drivers. This has been long-running feedback from them. They face a lot of challenges, especially in the CBD area. You stop there for, like, two seconds and the security guard tells them to go. They just can’t wait at certain places,” he said. 

“There will be consumers who are unhappy. But what we're trying to do is really shift the behaviour.”

Nutrition labels required by end 2023 for freshly prepared drinks that are higher in sugar, fat content

Want to know how much sugar is in that Milo Dino drink you ordered?

Food and beverage outlets will by end of 2023 be required to include nutrition labels on their menus, for drinks that contain higher levels of sugar and saturated fat.

These include coffee shops' freshly brewed drinks and freshly squeezed juices, and bubble tea.

Source: CNA

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