Home Briefs: Sheep and lamb arrive for korban ritual

Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram (left), Mufti of Singapore, and Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (right), Minister for Communications and Information and Minister- in-charge of Muslim Affairs, were among those receiving livestock at the Changi Cargo Complex yesterday.
Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram (left), Mufti of Singapore, and Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (right), Minister for Communications and Information and Minister- in-charge of Muslim Affairs, were among those receiving livestock at the Changi Cargo Complex yesterday.PHOTO: JOINT KORBAN MOSQUES COMMITTEE

Sheep and lamb arrive for korban ritual

A total of 1,800 Australian sheep and an estimated 1,700 Irish lambs arrived in Singapore over the past two days ahead of the korban ritual to mark Hari Raya Haji.

The livestock will be supplied to 25 mosques for the sacrificial rites to mark Prophet Ibrahim's obedience to God. The animals are slaughtered and a portion of the meat given to the needy.


3 held for suspected links to thefts in west

Two men and a woman aged between 15 and 25 were arrested yesterday for their suspected involvement in a spate of thefts in the west of Singapore.

Between last Friday and yesterday, the police received several reports of items stolen from lorries parked in Dover, Clementi and Holland estates.


Man who drove against traffic on AYE arrested

A 63-year-old man believed to have driven a red Honda against traffic on the Ayer Rajah Expressway on Monday has been arrested, in connection with an eight-vehicle pile-up.

The accident involved a motorcycle, lorry, two cars and four taxis. Three people were taken conscious to the hospital, including the elderly man. Police are still investigating.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe