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Wrongful claims by care centre

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has uncovered multiple instances of wrongful claims for government fee subsidies by a student care centre after a recent audit.

The ministry yesterday served a notice of intention to revoke Impresario Learning Lab's status as a government student care fee assistance administrator. The centre has 14 days to provide MSF with a satisfactory explanation for the claims.

MSF has also referred to the case to the Commercial Affairs Department.

In the meantime, the centre has been told that it cannot administer the fee assistance for any new students enrolled.


King's ice cream products recalled

A range of King's Ice Confection products has been voluntarily recalled by its importer after a customer reported finding a metal nut in a King's Potong Red Bean Ice Confection bar on Thursday.

In a statement yesterday, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said it has been working with the importer to investigate the matter.

The importer has voluntarily recalled King's Ice Confection products with expiry dates before July 22, 2018, as a precautionary measure.

The affected products have Malaysia listed as their country of origin.

Customers are advised not to consume the recalled Potong range, which includes red bean, black glutinous rice/yam, durian, red bean and cempedak, and teh tarik flavours. King's Fruity Lime Surprise is also part of the recall.


Jailed for using another's credit card

A man who deceived various nightclubs and other establishments into believing that he was the owner of a credit card he had misappropriated was sentenced to 10 months' jail yesterday.

Over a span of 10 days in November 2014, Cheng Liqin, 34, made 19 successful transactions amounting to a total of $16,164.

He pleaded guilty to misappropriating the United Overseas Bank Visa Infinite credit card in the name of Mr Kishin RK at his father's laundry shop in Tanjong Katong Road on Nov 14, 2014.

He made full restitution before he was charged. The maximum penalty for cheating by personation is five years' jail and a fine.

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