After 77 years, Batman proposes to Catwoman in latest comic

The crime-ridden streets of Gotham City could soon ring with wedding, (Photo courtesy: DC Comics)
Updated 08 June 2017

After 77 years, Batman proposes to Catwoman in latest comic

DUBAI: The crime-ridden streets of Gotham City could soon ring with wedding bells after Batman proposed to his long-time adversary, and sometimes partner, Catwoman in the latest edition of the comic.
Batman #24 hit shelves this week and fans were introduced to a softer side of caped crusader Bruce Wayne as he got down on one knee and popped the question to Selina Kyle.
However, in the ultimate romantic cliffhanger, her answer is yet to be revealed.
The pair have been on-again off-again partners since 1940, when she was introduced to the DC Comics universe.
The current writer of the Batman comics, Tom King, told USA Today that it is high time to explore Batman’s emotions.

“Giving Batman more pain doesn’t reveal anything about his character because he’s taken as much pain as he can.
“But giving him love and joy — that combines with the tragedy of his past into something new and never done before.
“I want people to go home and be like, ‘Should she marry him? Should she say yes?’
“There’s a whole conversation that could come out of this.”
“Was this a moment of vulnerability or a moment of arrogance? That’s almost the cliff hanger.”
On the silver screen, Catwoman has been played by the likes of Lee Meriweather, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway.
She is set to return in a new movie called “Gotham Sirens.”


Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

Updated 12 November 2019

Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

  • Bags belonged to passengers transiting through Changi and using Singapore Airlines and its regional wing SilkAir
  • Changi handled nearly 65.6 million passengers last year

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean baggage handler has been jailed for 20 days for swapping tags on nearly 300 suitcases at the city-state’s airport, causing them to end up at wrong destinations around the world.
Tay Boon Keh, 66, had pleaded guilty to charges of swapping the tags on 286 bags at Changi Airport, one of the world’s busiest hubs.
He made the swaps between November 2016 and February 2017 out of “frustration and anger” after his request for additional staff at his work section was ignored, a district court heard.
Suitcases originally bound for various parts of the world, including Perth, Manila, Frankfurt, London and San Francisco, were affected, according to court documents.
The bags belonged to passengers transiting through Changi and using Singapore Airlines and its regional wing SilkAir.
Tay was suffering from major depressive disorder when he committed the offenses, the court heard.
But state prosecutors said evidence presented at a hearing showed his condition “did not contribute significantly to his commission of the offenses” as he continued to have control over his actions.
Prosecutor Thiam Jia Min said the swapping could have caused “potentially, even serious or fatal, consequences” as some passengers could have been left without medications.
Changi handled nearly 65.6 million passengers last year.