Home Briefs: CPF protester let off with warning

CPF protester let off with warning

One of four "Return Our CPF" protesters who claimed trial for public nuisance offences has been let off with a conditional warning, after making a public apology.

Goh Aik Huat, 42, had been charged with committing public nuisance by disrupting a community event at Hong Lim Park on Sept 27 last year.

Yesterday, he was granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal. Police had issued him a 24-month conditional warning on Wednesday.

His three co-accused - blogger Han Hui Hui, 24, Koh Yew Beng, 60, and Low Wai Choo, 55 - will enter the second period of their trial on Feb 24 to 26 next year.


MTU Asia opens new HQ facility in Jurong

Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU Asia, which makes high-speed engines, opened its new headquarters building here yesterday.

The facility in Tukang Innovation Park, Jurong, with 26,500 sq m of floor space, includes a new training centre with 30 training engines and 15 electronic simulators. Up to 720 employees, customers and partners will be taught there every year.

It will also have the research and development capability to develop customised engines for the Asian market for the first time outside of Germany.

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say said at the opening that economic growth and business investments are key to ensuring good jobs for Singaporeans.


Upskirt offender gets 24 weeks in jail

A serial upskirt offender, who prowled Yishun housing estate looking for women to take upskirt photographs, was jailed for 24 weeks yesterday for insulting their modesty.

Malaysian bubble tea shop stall assistant Teo Wei Chek, 20, had admitted to 22 of 84 charges of intruding into the privacy of women by placing his mobile camera phone below women's skirts and taking photographs.

He committed the offences at the overhead bridge near the Yishun Shell station, HDB staircases , in lifts and on escalators between February and May 1 this year.


School volunteers thanked for efforts

A total of 162 school volunteers were yesterday thanked for their efforts in enhancing holistic education and student welfare in junior colleges and primary and secondary schools.

The volunteers, who are chairpersons of the school advisory committees, school management committees and board of governors, work closely with school leaders and staff to help out in a range of activities, from securing attachment opportunities with companies to character development programmes.

At the event yesterday, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng thanked the volunteers for giving their time, experience and networks to support school leaders and educators in proving the best education for students.


Delays on Circle Line and Downtown Line

A train fault on the Circle Line at around 6.50am yesterday resulted in a 20-minute delay between Mountbatten and Paya Lebar stations.

Train services resumed at 7.24am.

The Downtown Line service was also delayed for a few minutes at around 7.30am.

There was no service between Bugis Interchange Station and Chinatown Interchange Station until almost 15 minutes later.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe