Home Briefs: NEA to study impact of disposable packs

NEA to study impact of disposable packs

The National Environment Agency (NEA) yesterday called a tender to study the life cycle of disposable packaging for takeaway food or dining in and single-use carriers commonly used here.

The study, to start next month or in October and end by the second quarter of next year, will provide insight into whether alternatives to commonly used disposables can be less damaging to the environment. The tender will close on Sept 13.

Hairstylist jailed for hitting stewardess

A 57-year-old hairstylist who assaulted a Tigerair stewardess was jailed for five days yesterday.

Chong Nyok Kiew, a Malaysian, pleaded guilty to causing hurt.

She flew from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore on Feb 23. Upon landing, passengers opened the overhead compartments. A crutch in one compartment fell on Chong. Later, she punched a stewardess once on her left cheek and once on her shoulder.

While waiting for the police to arrive, Chong said: "I hit a person and you call the police. Something hit my head, nothing happens. Now, I punch her, it's fair."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2016, with the headline 'Home Brief'. Subscribe