Home Briefs: Eight weeks' jail for man who took upskirt videos

Eight weeks' jail for man who took upskirt videos

A man who took upskirt videos of 10 women over a year was jailed for eight weeks yesterday.

Lim Zhi Hao, 30, a first-class honours graduate in electrical and electronics engineering, admitted to three charges of insulting the modesty of a woman. Seven other similar charges were taken into consideration.

Lim, now unemployed, could have been jailed for up to one year and fined for insulting the modesty of a woman.


Drugs worth over $64k seized in two raids

Nearly 2kg of cannabis and other drugs estimated to be worth more than $64,000 were seized in two raids on Tuesday.

Three suspected drug traffickers - Singaporean males aged 29, 41 and 42 - were arrested in the raids in Marsiling and Woodlands, the Central Narcotics Bureau said yesterday.

Investigations into the drug activities of the arrested suspects are ongoing. Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.


Workplace safety council gets new chairman

The Workplace Safety and Health Council will have a new chairman from April 1. Mr Heng Chiang Gnee, 60, currently deputy chairman of the council, will replace Mr Lee Tzu Yang, 61, who has served as chairman since the council was formed in April 2008.

In a statement yesterday, the council described Mr Lee as instrumental in raising workplace safety and health standards. Under his leadership, the council launched initiatives such as CultureSafe and BizSafe, which help organisations draw up road maps to improve safety.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe