Home Briefs: Police display casings from LKY gun salute

Police display casings from LKY gun salute

Two commemorative artillery shell casings from the 21-gun salute during founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral procession last year were unveiled at the Senior Police Officers' Mess yesterday - a year on from the ceremony.

Both casings will be displayed at the Police Heritage Centre at the Police Headquarters for three months, after which one will be moved to the Police Security Command's (SecCom) Heritage Centre.

The casings were presented to the Singapore Police Force and SecCom by the Government and unveiled by Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck and the Commander of SecCom, Assistant Commissioner Lim Chee Pheng.

Members of the public who wish to view the casings at the Police Heritage Centre can e-mail the police at: SPF_Police_Heritage@ spf.gov.sg.


Fire at eatery in Marina Square mall

A fire occurred at a Carl's Junior outlet on the first floor of Marina Square mall around 6pm yesterday.

The mall's fire safety officers put out the fire immediately before Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel arrived, said a spokesman for Marina Centre Holdings.

No one was injured. Fifteen people were evacuated before the SCDF arrived.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated. The fire involved a deep fryer in the restaurant kitchen, and only the kitchen equipment of the restaurant was damaged. Other parts of the mall were unaffected.

The SCDF said it deployed two fire engines, two red rhinos, a fire bike and three support vehicles to the scene.

There were 16 fires along the Orchard Road shopping belt last year and 19 in 2014, the SCDF said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Police display casings from LKY gun salute'. Print Edition | Subscribe