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Bus attendant charged with hurting pupil

A bus attendant was charged yesterday with hurting and using criminal force on a pupil.

Leong Siew Yin, 46, is alleged to have dragged the girl by her collar and slapped her in a primary school on Jan 30.

Leong said she intends to get a Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (Clas) lawyer to represent her. If convicted of causing hurt, she could be jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000.

NTUC Income to help 1,000 poly, ITE students

NTUC Income will offer financial support to 1,000 polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students who might

otherwise have to leave school to support their families.

This year, the bursaries of $3,000 for polytechnic students and $1,800 for ITE students will be given to 200 students whose families' monthly per capita income is under $570.

Next year, 400 more will benefit, followed by 400 more in 2017. NTUC Income said the money is to help with living expenses and school fees.

Pub owner's jail term for paying bribes reduced

A pub owner who paid bribes to prolong the stay of foreign hostesses working for him had his eight-month jail term cut to 12 weeks yesterday on his appeal to the High Court.

Andrew Song Meng Choon, 52, had paid $2,800 to a middleman, who in turn bribed an immigration officer to help the foreigners do a "U-turn", exiting Singapore and re-entering shortly after to get a fresh visit pass.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe