Home Briefs: Man, 70, charged with flatmate's murder

Man, 70, charged with flatmate's murder

A 70-year-old man was charged in court yesterday with murdering his flatmate earlier this week.

No plea was taken from Tan Kim Hock, who is accused of causing the death of Mr Fan Fook Heng, 62, in a seventh-floor unit at Block 31 in Bendemeer Road, between 11.30pm on Monday and 12.28am on Tuesday. Mr Fan died on Wednesday.

Tan will be remanded at Central Police Division for a week for investigations to be carried out.

The case will be mentioned on Tuesday.

If convicted of murder, Tan faces the death penalty.

New appointments to Supreme Court Bench

Two Judges of Appeal and two Judicial Commissioners have been appointed to the Supreme Court Bench by the President, on the advice of the Prime Minister.

The swearing-in ceremony for the appointments will be held at the Istana on Aug 2, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Justice Judith Prakash and Justice Tay Yong Kwang have been appointed Judges of Appeal of the Supreme Court. Their appointments will be effective from Aug 1.

Mr Pang Khang Chau and Ms Audrey Lim Yoon Cheng have been appointed Judicial Commissioners. Their appointments will take effect on Aug 1 for a period of three years.

$105k of drugs seized in Mountbatten raid

Three suspects were arrested and drugs worth more than $105,000 were seized on Tuesday by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

The haul consisted of about 2.4kg of cannabis, 150g of Ice and 105 Ecstasy tablets, CNB said in a press release yesterday.

The operation near Mountbatten Road resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug trafficker and two of his associates.

Ice and Ecstasy tablets were recovered from a car used by the two drug associates aged 56 and 26. Both are Singaporean.

Investigations are ongoing. Those who traffic in more than 500g of cannabis can be sentenced to death.

Buangkok pre-school holds charity bazaar

A group of children and staff from Kidz Meadow Childcare (Buangkok Crescent) whipped up Malay delicacies and sold traditional craft items yesterday during a mini charity bazaar.

Sales proceeds will be donated to the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM).

The project is part of the Start Small, Dream Big initiative, which was introduced last year by the Early Childhood Development Agency to encourage pre-schools to create ways for children to give back to society.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe