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Flags of the 10 Asean member states.
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Consultation on Asean Community blueprints

Singapore's Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, and Social and Family Development ministries launched a public consultation exercise yesterday to gather feedback on three Asean Community blueprints.

These documents, which will be adopted at the 27th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur in November, set out road maps and timelines for regional cooperation in the areas of political security, economics and socio-cultural matters over the next 10 years, from 2016 to 2025.

Stakeholders and interested members of the public can share their views via the official websites of the ministries until July 16.

Callers impersonate govt officers in scam

The police have received several reports from members of the public, after they got calls from people impersonating public officers.

In a Facebook post yesterday, the police said the callers claimed to be government officials or civil servants such as immigration officers, policemen or court officers.

These callers asked for money transfers or credit card details.

The police said government agencies do not call members of the public to make such requests, and that the calls are typical scam tactics.

Anyone with information related to such crimes should call 1800-255-0000 or 999 for urgent help from the police, or go to www.police.gov.sg/CrimeStopper

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe