Home Briefs: Family comes first for S'poreans: Survey

Family comes first for S'poreans: Survey

Singaporeans value their families above all else, including personal health and financial stability.

This was a finding in a survey by the Families for Life Council to understand local families and how they spend time together.

Of the over 700 respondents, 92 per cent listed family as their priority over five other choices: personal health, financial stability, career, friendships and hobbies.

Yet, half felt that their long working hours prevented them from spending more time with their family, and 34 per cent said their family members worked long hours.


Man allegedly stole sampan to flee S'pore

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday by the Police Coast Guard (PCG) for suspected theft of a motorised sampan and attempting to leave Singapore unlawfully.

In a statement yesterday, PCG said they had detected a sampan moving towards Malaysia in the sea off Lim Chu Kang at 10.33pm.

A PCG craft successfully intercepted the sampan at 10.57pm. The suspect was arrested on board.

Investigations revealed that the man allegedly stole the sampan in his bid to flee Singapore.


Man stabs brother over glass of milk

A 20-year-old stabbed his older brother at home over a glass of milk, a district court heard.

Yesterday, Soh Wei Lin, who has a history of obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizoaffective disorder, was ordered to undergo two years of mandatory pyschiatric treatment in lieu of jail time.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe