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ICYMI: Yishun cat killings, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Plizzanet Earth’ and more

Here are this week's biggest happenings.

Andy Yong
Andy Yong

Published: 22 January 2016, 3:16 AM

Here is your weekly dose of the biggest headlines for those who have no time to catch up on the news.

1. The Yishun cat killer strikes again

Another cat has been found dead in Yishun. Since last September, 19 cats have fallen victim to cat abusers in Yishun. Most of them were strays, but two of the cats were pets.

Meezus, a Ragdoll-Burmese crossbreed, is the latest victim of the Yishun cat killings. The cat was found in a drain at Yishun Ring Road.

MEEZUS’ OWNER HAS RECEIVED COMFORT AND SUPPORT ON TWITTER.
PHOTO CREDIT: TWITTER/@DRASTILLE

Yishun residents have since raised suspicions about the possibility of another cat killer lurking in their residential area. Lee Wai Leong, the main suspect for the cat killings, was in court the morning of Meezus’ passing.

Louis Ng, the MP for Nee Soon, said: “There were always two different kinds of cat deaths, some were thrown down the building while the rest were strangled or mutilated.”

2. Reasons why gender stereotypes are not funny

While gender stereotypes about men and women can sometimes be painfully true, they perpetuate an overly simplistic view of the two sexes. For example, the common belief about women being complicated and men being ignorant often leads to misunderstandings.

We discuss why gender stereotypes are not funny, and how they bug people who do not fall under these stereotypes.

3. 27 Bangladeshis were arrested under ISA

27 Bangladeshi workers were arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) late last year. The group was part of a closed religious study group that followed extremist beliefs and radical ideologues.

The Bangladeshis, who met weekly and kept their tracks well hidden, were considering waging armed jihad abroad.

Though they were not planning any attacks on Singapore, Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam said that “they could have easily changed their minds”.

The group, expect for one who is serving a 12-week jail term, has since been repatriated to Bangladesh.

Read the full story here.

THE MEN WERE AGED BETWEEN 25 TO 40.
PHOTO CREDIT: TWITTER/@TODAYONLINE

4. More best study spots

A follow-up to our viral feature of study spots in 2013, we have gathered even more places with good Wi-Fi, cold air-conditioning and low noise levels. Whether you are studying for exams or rushing for assignments, there is a spot for everyone. Check out our article to up your study game this year!

5. Snoop Dogg narrates "Plizzanet Earth"

Last year, rapper Snoop Dogg went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to narrate a series of wildlife clips which was dubbed “Plizzanet Earth”.

The latest video of the series, which was recently uploaded to Facebook, has garnered 67 million views. The video was so well received that many netizens asked for “Plizzanet Earth” to be made into an official documentary. (We would like that too!)

VIDEO CREDIT: YOUTUBE/JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

Leave a comment below if you think that we missed out anything this week!


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