Home Briefs: Man jailed for molesting woman on bus

Man jailed for molesting woman on bus

A Malaysian chef who molested a young woman seated next to him on a Causeway Link bus was jailed for a month yesterday.

Ow Yong Chee Hao, 26, admitted stroking the thigh of the 21-year-old Malaysian and using his elbow to touch her waist area while travelling from Woodlands checkpoint to Queen Street on June 27.

A court heard that Ow Yong sat next to the woman after they had boarded the bus from the checkpoint that evening.

He kept bothering her for her WeChat account name, which she gave to him out of fear. Throughout the trip, he kept touching her thigh and waist area. Her ordeal ended when the bus reached the Queen Street terminal.

After confiding in her friends, she lodged a police report. Ow Yong was subsequently traced through a telco screening and arrested.

Exhibition on Arctic at Science Centre

The Arctic region and its significance to Singapore is the focus of a new exhibition at Science Centre Singapore.

Called Explore The Arctic - Past, Present and Future, it is a collaboration between The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Science Centre Singapore and Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After Dec 11, it will be part of Snow City's permanent exhibition.

At yesterday's launch, Ambassador Else Berit Eikeland, Norway's senior Arctic official, said her country has been very much impressed by Singapore's contributions, which includes providing technical and scientific expertise, in the Arctic Council, a forum for inter-governmental cooperation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe