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Man being investigated over 'toy gun' at station

A 21-year-old man is being investigated for causing public alarm.

On Tuesday last week, the man was seen carrying an object resembling a rifle at Bugis MRT station.

He was arrested later that day in his Toa Payoh home after police received an alert at 1.10pm.

Initial investigations show that the object in question was a toy gun he had purchased online.

Student care centre served notice by MSF

Welcare Student Care Centre, which provides after-school care services for primary school pupils, has been told to stop administering government student care fee assistance for new pupils with immediate effect.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) served notice to centre president Gerard Michael yesterday, saying that it had found "multiple instances of wrongful claims for student care fee subsidies".

The matter has been referred to the police.

The centre can continue to operate as usual, as MSF has found no issues concerning pupil safety or well-being.

Multi-sector cyber security exercise

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore timed its first multi-sector exercise yesterday with the opening of its new Cyber Forensics Laboratory.

The exercise, named Cyber Star, aimed to test how agencies from the various sectors can work together in a large-scale cyber security incident.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who observed the exercise, said that cyber attacks have become very prevalent, and they are a subject that Singapore takes very seriously as it becomes increasingly connected through the Smart Nation initiative.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe