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New book on Bukit Brown history

A slice of the Republic's history will come alive on Saturday when a new book documenting the impact of the Japanese Occupation on Singapore is launched.

The Singapore Heritage Society and publisher Ethos Books are behind WWII @ Bukit Brown, a collection of stories, essays and poems, with a focus on those buried at Bukit Brown cemetery - which at the time was the largest cemetery in operation in Singapore.

Contributions come from family archives and oral interviews.

The book was compiled by the group All Things Bukit Brown.


Justice Chao Hick Tin reappointed

The appointment of Justice Chao Hick Tin, 73, as a Judge of Appeal has been extended by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

The extension will be in effect from next Monday to September next year, the Supreme Court said yesterday.


Dentist sanctioned for misconduct

The Singapore Dental Council (SDC) has suspended Dr Chua Teck Hum for three months and fined him $10,000 after finding him guilty of professional misconduct.

Dr Chua, who practises at My Dentist's Clinique in Bedok, had extracted a patient's tooth, removed a foreign body from the extraction site and then performed a bone graft.

Seven weeks later, he did an implant at the same site. However, X-rays later showed that the implant was not properly integrated with the bone.

The SDC's disciplinary committee concluded Dr Chua had not waited long enough for the bone graft to heal before carrying out the implant.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe