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Bus driver jailed for pedestrian's death

An SMRT bus driver was jailed for three weeks and banned from driving for five years yesterday for causing a pedestrian's death.

He was switching lanes along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 when the vehicle's mirror hit a couple standing on the centre divider in November last year.

Malaysian Chang Chee Wing, 36, saw that the right side mirror had hit Mr Lim Kan Yong's head. The driver then swerved to the left and stopped the bus.

When he came out, he saw the 71-year-old's wife, Madam Neo Ah Lai, also 71, lying on the opposite side of the road. She had multiple injuries and died the next day.

Chang admitted to having failed to keep a proper lookout and having negligently caused Madam Neo's death on Nov 5 last year.


KTV manager stabs former fiance

A KTV club manager was scuffling with her then fiance when a kitchen knife she was holding pierced his lower back, causing a 1.5cm stab wound.

Sumiati Buang, 33, was living with Mohamad Rizal Ramli, 36, in City Square Residences in Kitchener Link on April 8 last year when it happened. She faced an amended charge of hurting him through a rash act that endangered his personal safety .

Sumiati, who is pregnant, was jailed for two weeks yesterday after she pleaded guilty.


103 arrested in anti-drug operation

A total of 103 drug offenders were arrested following a four-day islandwide operation which ended yesterday morning.

The Central Narcotics Bureau said in a statement that the haul of drugs from the operation included about 200g of heroin, 150g of cannabis and 120g of Ice.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe