Home Briefs: Using ez-link card to mark school attendance

Using ez-link card to mark school attendance

Madrasah students will need to scan their ez-link cards to mark their attendance, with a new app developed by Al-Amin Mosque and a group of volunteers called Void Deck Ventures. The pilot scheme, which will be tested at the mosque in Telok Blangah, was announced by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, at the mosque's 25th anniversary dinner last night.

An SMS will be sent to parents when students are late or absent. They will also be notified when classes end.

Over 500 guests attended last night's dinner.


4 nabbed, contraband cigs found on speedboat

Four foreigners aged between 23 and 39 years old were nabbed after they tried to enter Singapore illegally on a speedboat heading towards Tanah Merah on Saturday.

A total of 532 cartons of contraband cigarettes were seized just before midnight, after their speedboat was intercepted. The coast guard detected the vessel in Singapore waters and alerted various land and sea resources, said the police.


Suspect arrested over alleged car theft

A 47-year-old man has been caught for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle in Turf Club Road on Saturday.

Police received a report that a car was stolen at 11.52 am. The suspect was arrested at East Coast Park less than 12 hours later.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe