Home Briefs: New dengue cases fall to low of 72

New dengue cases fall to low of 72

The number of new dengue cases last week fell to a new low of 72, according to the latest statistics from the National Environment Agency's dengue website.

This was the lowest figure recorded for the year, and 12 fewer than the previous week.

As of Monday, 12,698 dengue cases have been reported since the start of the year, more than the 11,286 cases in the whole of 2015.


Bus driver jailed over pedestrian's death

A mini-bus driver who failed to see a pedestrian in front of him while making a turn at a T-junction was jailed for three weeks yesterday for causing her death.

Ong Seng Thiam, 56, was banned from driving for five years. He admitted to causing Madam Do Thi Kim Chi's death by failing to keep a proper lookout when making a left turn from Delta Avenue into Delta Road on July 21 last year.


Nine months' jail for golf club attack

A bouncer who hit a construction worker with a golf club was sentenced to nine months' jail yesterday .

Dominic Ignatius Rolands, 21, had admitted to swinging the golf club at the head of Indian national Karuppiah Ramesh, 30, and hitting his back in front of a carpark in Kampong Kapor Road at about 3.40am on Sept 22, 2014.

Rolands was working at Aashiyana Pub in Dunlop Street when he broke up two groups of customers fighting outside and was assaulted by one of the groups. When he later saw construction worker Karuppiah, who had been drinking and sitting in front of the carpark, he swung a golf club at the victim, hitting him on the left hand, head and back.

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