Home Briefs: First woman Judge of Appeal sworn in

From left: Justice Prakash, Justice Tay, JC Lim and JC Pang were sworn in yesterday.
From left: Justice Prakash, Justice Tay, JC Lim and JC Pang were sworn in yesterday.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

First woman Judge of Appeal sworn in

Justice Judith Prakash became the first woman to be a Judge of Appeal when she was sworn in by President Tony Tan Keng Yam yesterday.

Justice Tay Yong Kwang was also sworn in as a Judge of Appeal. Mr Pang Khang Chau and Ms Audrey Lim Yoon Cheng were sworn in as Judicial Commissioners.


Train, bus services on eve of National Day

Train services on the North- East and Downtown lines as well as on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems will be extended by about 30 minutes on Aug 8, the eve of National Day.

Services on the Punggol and Sengkang LRT systems will similarly be extended to coincide with the last train arrival on the North-East Line. The last train on the Sengkang LRT will depart from the Town Centre Station at 1.05am while the last train on the Punggol LRT will leave the Town Centre at 1.07am.

To complement the extension of train operating hours, the last bus timings of 21 selected bus services will also be extended.


Pre-school principal fined $8,000 for CBT

A 39-year-old PAP Community Foundation (PCF) pre-school centre principal was yesterday fined $8,000 for misappropriating a total of $13,538. Bavani V. R. Kumaran pleaded guilty to one out of two charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT).

She was the head of the PCF Sparkletots Preschool at Block 644, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. As part of her job, she was entrusted with collecting cash from parents of children enrolled at the pre-school.

Between Jan 3 and Nov 26, 2014, Bavani filched $6,690.65 from a safe in the pre-school office. Between Jan 12 and Oct 30 last year, she pilfered $6,848.30.

She has paid back the full sum of money.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe