Home Briefs: Cig sales to minors: Licences suspended

Cig sales to minors: Licences suspended

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco licences of two retailers that sold tobacco products to minors aged under 18. They will not be allowed to sell tobacco products for six months. One of the sellers was an employee, while the other was a co-owner of the retail store. Both had failed to check the age of the minors and were caught via HSA's ground enforcement activities.

Norway's premier on Singapore visit

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg is in Singapore for an official visit from April 12 to 14 in conjunction with the 6th Norway-Asia Business Summit, where she and Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will deliver the keynote addresses today.

This is the first visit by a Norwegian PM since 1995. Ms Solberg will also call on President Tony Tan Keng Yam and PM Lee Hsien Loong today. Singapore and Norway established diplomatic ties in 1969. There are nearly 400 Norwegian firms here, and Norway's bilateral trade with Singapore amounted to $2.4 billion last year.

Man charged with computer misuse

An engineering director of a firm was charged yesterday with 53 counts of computer misuse in connection with the coverage of the 2015 SEA Games held in Singapore from May 31 to June 16 last year.

Tan Khoon Guan, 58, is alleged to have gained access to the settings of an access point or closed-circuit television camera, as well as changing settings or a password when he was not authorised to. He allegedly committed the offences near the Singapore Sports Hub, including the OCBC Aquatic Centre at the hub.

Tan, who was unrepresented, indicated that he is pleading guilty. His bail has been extended.

His case will be mentioned on April 29.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Subscribe