Home Briefs: Suspect held over woman's death

Suspect held over woman's death

The police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with the death of Ms Cui Yajie, 31. Ms Cui was last seen around Fusionopolis Walk on Monday last week, at about 9.15pm.

She did not report for work the next day, the police said in a statement yesterday.

Last Thursday, the police received a report that she was missing, and issued a press release the next day with an appeal to the public for information on her whereabouts.

Officers from Clementi Division, the Criminal Investigation Department and Police Intelligence Department worked together and succeeded in establishing the identity of the suspect.

The man led the police to Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 after his arrest, where they found what is believed to be the remains of the missing woman.

2,700 vied for PSC scholarships

More than 2,700 applicants applied for the Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarship for the 2016 cycle, a five-year high and a 13 per cent increase in applicants, compared with last year.

A total of 73 scholarships were awarded at the award ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel yesterday.

Among them, 13 recipients are students pursuing studies in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean delivered the keynote address at the ceremony.

He said PSC officers need to have "deep knowledge and hard skills", and they have to "be prepared to roll up your sleeves, get into the details, and do the implementation work".

CrossFit charity event back in Oct

Fitness charity event Operation Broken Wing, where participants work out to raise money for youth at risk, returns in October.

Last year, the event raised more than $100,000, due to the efforts of 190 athletes who did as many burpees, kettlebell swings, push presses, rowing strokes and box jumps as they could in 15 minutes.

Only CrossFit athletes could participate previously but this year, members of the public will be able to take part as well - as long as they complete a CrossFit training session that will teach them to execute movements safely.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe