WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, asked if he would denounce white supremacists and militia groups during Tuesday night's US presidential debate , told the right-wing group the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by". WHO ARE THE PROUD BOYS? The Proud Boys were established during the 2016 US election by Vice Media co-founder and Canadian-British right-wing activist Gavin McInnes, who has since distanced himself from the group. The group likely has several hundred members with chapters in most states and some other countries, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an anti-hate organisation. They drew media attention in late 2018 after a violent confrontation with left-wing protesters in New York City, and returned to the spotlight during protests in recent months. They describe themselves as a male-only club of "Western chauvinists" who "refuse to apologise for creating the modern world". The group, whose membership is multiracial, has been called out for … [Read more...] about Trump asked the Proud Boys to ‘stand by’. Who are they?
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GORILLA Glue girl Tessica Brown found lumps in her breasts just weeks after an operation to remove the adhesive from her hair. Brown's doctor found the lumps while doing a pre-surgery prep for breast augmentation earlier this week, according to her manager. Brown, known online as Gorilla Glue girl, rose to fame after a posting a TikTok video asking for help after she used the sticky adhesive to set her hair . The viral video led to Brown getting a celebrity management team, a merchandise line and even a sketch on Saturday Night Live . Her manager, Gina Rodriguez, told TMZ that Brown's doctor, Dr Michael Obeng, discovered the lumps while they were doing a prep for a "mommy makeover," which would include a breast lift and implants. Dr Obeng also performed a free operation on Brown to get the Gorilla Glue out of her hair. During the pre-surgery procedure, the doctor discovered a lump in each breast and quickly sent Brown to have the lumps removed. Her manager … [Read more...] about Gorilla Glue girl Tessica Brown finds breast lumps during boob job prep – weeks after op to remove adhesive from hair
SINGAPORE: The background of a father accused of killing his five-year-old son was revealed in court on Friday (Nov 15), with a picture painted of a child with an absent mother and who stayed in a boys' home. Ridzuan Mega Abdul Rahman, 27, is on trial along with his wife Azlin Arujunah for murdering their son in 2016. They stand accused of scalding their son with hot water until he collapsed and was belatedly taken to hospital, where he later died. The boy, who was previously living with a foster family, returned to his parents when he was about four. READ: Scalded boy went into shock in surgery, had dirty, raw wounds, says burns specialist Institute of Mental Health (IMH) psychologist Leung Hoi Ting took the stand for the prosecution on Friday afternoon. She had interviewed Ridzuan in Changi Medical Complex about two months after the alleged murder, with questions about his childhood and his experience in a boys' home. She also assessed his intellect and found that … [Read more...] about Father accused of scalding son to death has low intellect, was in boys’ home
SINGAPORE: The integrity of the teaching profession and the trust placed on teachers in all their interactions with students is a "serious matter" and "should never be trivialised", said the Ministry of Education (MOE). It said this in an emailed response to CNA when asked about comments made online about the case of a female secondary school teacher who was convicted on Monday (Jun 10) of sexually exploiting her 15-year-old male student. The woman, now 29, was sentenced to jail for two years and nine months. She had made the teenage boy perform sex acts on her and vice versa during a "staycation" in Geylang between Nov 28, 2016 and Dec 2, 2016. READ: Female teacher who sexually exploited 15-year-old student during 'staycation' gets jail The news generated many comments on social media and other online platforms, with some suggesting that the boy involved was "lucky" and others speculating about the appearance of the female teacher. "I will be a proud dad if it … [Read more...] about Trust placed on teachers shouldn’t be ‘trivialised’: MOE on comments that sexually exploited boy was ‘lucky’
Pupils kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria alongside members of their family and teachers have been released, an official has confirmed. All 42 people, including 27 teenage boys, 12 of their relatives and three staff members were freed on Saturday by gunmen who had been holding them hostage since 17 February. Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello tweeted to say they had "regained their freedom and been received by the Niger state government". After their release, boys were seen by a witness walking with armed security through a village, some struggling to stand and asking for water. A government official said the boys were aged between 15 and 18. Advertisement It comes a day after a separate kidnapping in Zamfara state where 317 students were taken from the Girls Science secondary school in Jangebe town. Kidnappings for ransom by armed groups, many of whom carry guns and ride motorcycles, are common across several of Nigeria's … [Read more...] about Nigeria: Gunmen release 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from boarding school