Home Briefs: Man jailed for attack on brother-in-law

Man jailed for attack on brother-in-law

Unhappy after his hair- dresser sister questioned him for returning home drunk, a 53-year-old jobless man brutally slashed the woman's husband with a chopper while he was in bed.

The victim had multiple cuts to his face, neck and arm. Part of his ear also came off. The attack left him with permanent facial scars.

Yesterday, Lim Chin Poh was jailed for 3½ years after he pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt in the incident that occurred last September.

Lim had used a chopper with a 20cm blade to slash cabby Lee Kiat Seng, 50. Mr Lee was warded in hospital for seven days. He was given 24 days of medical leave.

In mitigation, Lim's lawyer asked for mercy, saying that his client faced financial difficulties and was discharged from hospital in August last year for a heart condition.

Lim was convicted of robbery with hurt in 1986, armed robbery in 1993 and snatch theft in 2011.

Oil spill on TPE towards PIE

An oil spill occurred yesterday on the Tampines Expressway (TPE) towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) at the 9km mark. No one was injured. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the spill, which stretched 2m by 7m across the tarmac, at 10.45am. It dispatched a fire engine to flush the oil away using a hose. The National Environment Agency said the cleanup was completed at about 11.30am.

MOE kindergartens: Register from April 2

Parents can register their children for Ministry of Education (MOE) kindergartens from April 2.

The registration exercise for next year's admission for Kindergarten 1 will be held on two days - April 2 and 4 - for eight centres.

For seven other centres, it will be held on April 9 and 11 .

Registration is open to children born between Jan 2, 2012, and Jan 1, 2013, who are Singapore citizens and permanent residents. For more details, visit www.moe. gov.sg/moekindergarten

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Man jailed for attack on brother-in-law'. Print Edition | Subscribe