Home Briefs: Guide to survive terror attacks launched

Guide to survive terror attacks launched

A card that lists emergency contacts and tips on what to do during a terrorist attack was launched yesterday.

Called the Community Emergency Guide, it includes tips such as how to operate a fire extinguisher or what to do during an attack involving firearms or weapons.

The guide was developed by grassroots members in Jurong GRC and will be rolled out to other constituencies.

PA One Connect widens its reach

Private estate residents in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC now have a new hotline to call to report municipal issues.

The People's Association (PA) One Connect Programme was extended to the newly formed GRC yesterday, covering 6,472 private households that were previously under the Chua Chu Kang and Sembawang GRC programmes.

Some 250,000 residents, covering 88 per cent of private estates in Singapore, have access to the PA One Connect Programme.

Haze concerns raised at UN meeting

Singapore has raised concerns over air pollution at a United Nations (UN) meeting of environment ministers in Africa last week.

During the 2nd session of the UN Environment Assembly, Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said air pollution stunts economic development and affects human health.

Tackling air pollution, such as the haze, requires action on many fronts, she added.

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