- Dumex recalls some baby formula
- BA boss cleans plane toilets, too
- Actor apologises for slapping girlfriend
DANONE Dumex has initiated a precautionary recall of some batches of its products following concerns over a whey protein bacterial contamination that can cause botulism.
In a statement released yesterday, the infant formula giant said that their supplier Fonterra had informed them that one of their ingredients had a "potential quality issue".
The products recalled: Mamil Gold PreciNutri Step 2 After 6 Months Follow-up Formula in both 900g and 1.6kg packet sizes. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network
WHEN he is not busy running British Airways' South-East Asia operations, Robert Williams is serving meals and cleaning toilets on planes.
Appointed in March as the region's Singapore-based general manager, the Briton, who leads a team of 25, is also a trained cabin crew member.
Once in about three months, he hangs up his "boss" hat and dons his navy blue cabin crew suit.
He said in a recent interview at his United Square office in Thomson Road: "I spend all my time telling people they should fly with us because that's my job.
"Surely I should know what it is that we are delivering for the core part of our product, which is in the air.
"Serving as cabin crew gives me a real understanding of what the customer is going to get on board and what the differences are between the products and services that we offer in each cabin."
Being in the air also means leaving his boss badge behind. And yes, he cleans toilets, too.
Williams is one of about 600 British Airways staff who have opted to be part of the airline's Inflight Customer Support Programme, which was launched in 2010 to forge rapport and understanding among employees.
Ground staff who are keen and get selected undergo the full five-week cabin crew training and serve on actual flights.
To comply with British civil aviation rules, they need to fly at least once every 90 days and sit a three-day course and test once a year.
Williams, 34, who has completed 15 to 20 flights, thinks the programme is a great idea. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
ACTOR Ridhwan Azman of movie Ah Boys To Men fame has admitted to and apologised online for hitting and slapping his girlfriend.
The incident appears to have taken place last Thursday, according to the 19-year-old's Twitter posts.
He has since apologised close to 10 times on the microblog for his actions.
In his post on Saturday, titled I Love This Girl, he wrote that "I know my mistake", and "there's no reason why anyone should hit girls".
Pictures online of the alleged incident show Ridhwan's 18-year-old girlfriend Luna Woo with red welts on her cheek, and him lying spread-eagled on a grass patch.
It is uncertain how their dispute came about.
According to screen grabs of Luna's SMSes to her friends, she had been crying and saying that she did not want to go with him to meet his friends.
That apparently angered Ridhwan, who "hit", "slapped", "pushed" and "strangled" her before he lay down on a grass patch and refused to budge, the messages said.
Ridhwan played the character of recruit Ismail in the Ah Boys To Men movies, and has been known on social media since 2009 for his singing, after finishing in the Top 12 of reality TV singing competition Campus Superstar that year.
In his most recent blog post, he said it was Luna who introduced the "new ingredient" of violence into their relationship, when she slapped and humiliated him on a bus and tore his shirt.
He said he did not hit her on that occasion, and ended the post saying that he loves her. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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