Home briefs: Maid jailed for stealing $24,000 from employer

Maid jailed for stealing $24,000 from employer

An Indonesian maid who stole about $24,000 from her employer over five months was jailed for five months yesterday.

Yati Nurmala Karjo Jumhandi, 34, who faced 10 charges of theft, pleaded guilty to three counts of stealing about $12,500 from Mr Nallatamby Kunaratnam, 87, in Kingsmead Road .

The court heard that sometime in August, Yati entered Mr Kunaratnam's room and found a cabinet unlocked. She took $2,500. She stole from the cabinet two other times - taking $4,000 in September, and $1,500, US$3,000 and £105 - a total of $5,966 - on Nov 6.

She sent home some money and spent the remainder on herself . Mr Kunaratnam's son made a police report on Nov 26.

Yati, whose sentence was backdated to Nov 28, could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined on each charge.

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station open on Dec 25

Visitors will get their last chance to see the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas Day before it closes for an extended period of time, said the Singapore Land Authority yesterday.

The national monument will be open to the public from 9am to 9pm on Dec 25. Admission is free. The station will be closed after that for the construction of the Cantonment MRT station on the Circle Line.

Police investigating case of drivers' feud on PIE

Police are investigating possible traffic offences in the case of a dispute between two drivers on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Friday.

Both drivers submitted videos of the incident from their dashboard cameras to road safety community page Roads.sg and the videos went viral over the weekend as readers had heated debates over which driver was in the wrong.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2016, with the headline 'Home briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe