Home Briefs: Pedestrian killed in accident with taxi

Pedestrian killed in accident with taxi

A female pedestrian was killed in an accident in Commonwealth Avenue West yesterday morning.

Eyewitnesses said the accident, which involved a taxi, occurred near Clementi Mall.

The police said a 55-year-old male taxi driver was arrested for causing death by negligent act.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Drugs, illegal cigarettes seized at Tuas checkpoint

"Ice" worth more than $75,000 and 2,524 cartons of contraband cigarettes were seized at Tuas checkpoint in separate incidents on the same day.

On Saturday, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers found the cigarettes in modified compartments in a Malaysian-registered bus.

They also found a packet of "Ice", or methamphetamine, weighing about 500g hidden among coffee sachets in a bag on a Malaysian-registered motorcycle.

President in Bangkok to pay respects to late King

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be in Bangkok today to pay his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace.

While he is away, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers J. Y. Pillay will exercise the functions of the office of the President, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MFA) yesterday.

The President will be accompanied by Mrs Tan and MFA officials during his visit.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe