Web Stories Thursday, February 22

SINGAPORE: Feeling frustrated at her employer’s son with special needs for being slow in getting ready for school, a domestic helper dragged, slapped and kicked the eight-year-old boy.  Sakinah, a 25-year-old Indonesian national, was sentenced to three weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Feb 21) after pleading guilty to one charge of voluntarily causing hurt to the boy.  The boy’s name and location of the offence cannot be published under a court order protecting the victim’s identity.  WHAT…

PARIS: Consumer watchdog Foodwatch said it was filing a legal complaint on Wednesday (Feb 21) against food giant Nestle and another group over them allegedly fraudulently treating water for their top mineral water brands. A government probe reported by media last month said about 30 per cent of mineral water…

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HONG KONG: Chinese banks have approved property development loans of US$17.20 billion as part of a special mechanism to inject liquidity into the sector, but detailed statements show some loans to distressed developers are only adjustments of existing credit. Banks are adjusting the repayment plans or extending the maturity of some…

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