Home Briefs: 2 weeks' jail for motorist who hit fellow driver

2 weeks' jail for motorist who hit fellow driver

A man who hit another motorist on the head with a steering wheel lock was sentenced to two weeks' jail yesterday.

Saw Tze Ming, 46, is appealing the sentence. He had struck engineer Oh Teck Soon, 55, near Scotts Road at 12.13pm on Sept 23, 2014.

Both men had got into a staring incident while driving. When their cars stopped at the junction of Cairnhill and Scotts roads, they wound down their car windows and started arguing. Oh opened Saw's car door and was spoiling for a fight, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Kelly Ho.

Oh then threw a bottle of cleaning solution which hit Saw and a woman in the passenger seat.

The two men next stopped along the roadside. Saw alighted with a steering wheel lock, while Oh grabbed a metal rod from his car boot.

During the scuffle, Saw hit Oh on the head, causing him to bleed. Oh was earlier given 10 days' jail for throwing a plastic bottle at Saw's wife and fined $1,500 for causing alarm.

Watten Estate residents told to remain vigilant

Residents of Watten Estate in Bukit Timah were reminded yesterday to keep their guard up and remain vigilant against mosquitoes.

Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth and Finance Sim Ann also advised them, during a walkabout, to take precautions, especially if they are travelling during the June school holidays.

The area is where the first person in Singapore to get the Zika virus lives.

Since the authorities announced that the 48-year- old man tested positive for the virus on May 13, National Environment Agency officers and grassroots volunteers have stepped up efforts to stamp out mosquitoes in the area. This includes carrying out home checks and fogging.

Residents will have to wait until June 23 before the possibility of secondary infection in the area can be ruled out.

Campaign to promote fertility health checks

Voluntary welfare group I Love Children (ILC) will be rolling out a campaign in June to promote fertility health checks among Singaporeans.

ILC will place ads on trains on the North-East Line, as well as platform screen doors at the Dhoby Ghaut and Boon Lay stations and on buses.

As part of its Fertility Awareness Programme in February, ILC launched a microsite and invited Singaporeans to post their fertility-related questions.

The questions, about 250 of them, were addressed by a panel of doctors. The top three raised were related to: trying for a baby, polycystic ovarian syndrome and fertility checks.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe