Home Briefs: Malaysian actor jailed for drug possession

Malaysian actor jailed for drug possession

A Malaysian actor who brought a packet of drugs into Singapore for his own use was jailed eight months yesterday.

Anthony Joseph Hermas Rajiman, 39, better known as Tony Eusoff, pleaded guilty to having the packet containing no less than 4.56g of cannabis mixture at the Tuas Checkpoint on March 12.

He had boarded a coach in Kuala Lumpur at about 6am. Before it arrived at Tuas, he put the package behind the last row of seats. It was found by an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officer.

The Central Narcotics Bureau was informed. Anthony later admitted that the packet was his.

The maximum penalty for drug possession is 10 years' jail and a $20,000 fine.

NUS interns formulate blood pressure quiz

A team of medical students from the National University of Singapore has come up with a quiz that gives a good gauge of how well patients with high blood pressure manage their condition.

This will help polyclinic doctors tailor their treatment to their patients' ability to care for themselves.

The students were interns at SingHealth polyclinics.

SIP to rent Punggol plots to urban farmers

A non-governmental group supporting social enterprises plans to rent out plots of land on its premises at 50 Punggol East to members of the public hoping to grow their own produce, perhaps for sale.

Yesterday, Social Innovation Park (SIP) also launched an SG50-supported book entitled the Top 50 Social Innovations Changing Our World.

A social innovation positively impacts society, with examples being void decks and the People's Association (PA), said SIP founder Penny Low.

Free copies of the book are available at SIP.

It can also be read at all libraries, schools and PA organisations by June.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Malaysian actor jailed for drug possession'. Print Edition | Subscribe