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New tracking system to keep seniors safe

About 100 elderly households in Bukit Timah will be watched over by a new system that can monitor their movements at home using sensors installed.

The wireless motion tracking system, developed by technology firm Anjels, will alert volunteers and family members to any prolonged inactivity in the homes of seniors. A team is also on 24-hour standby if any alarm is triggered.

The project was launched by the Bukit Timah Citizens' Consulative Committee yesterday, along with partners St Luke's Eldercare, Anjels and its sponsor Cogent Holdings.

Infantry soldiers to receive Infantry Knife

Each infantry soldier will receive an Infantry Knife starting this year, to represent the tenacity, courage and discipline of their formation, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a Facebook post about the March of the Infantry. The march was started last year, and aims to build the esprit de corps of infantry soldiers.

Some 1,600 infantry soldiers marched from different starting points, including the the SAF Ferry Terminal and Pasir Ris Park, from 4am yesterday, Dr Ng wrote.

The march ended at Selarang Camp.

112 suspects nabbed in anti-loansharking raid

After a four-day islandwide anti-loan sharking operation, the police nabbed 112 suspects, aged between 19 and 69.

The 81 men and 31 women are suspected to be involved in loansharking activities.

During the operation from Aug 17-20, officers from the CID and the six police land divisions carried out simultaneous raids at multiple locations in Singapore.

Preliminary investigations found that the suspects were either runners for loansharks, harrassers, or those who had opened bank accounts to facilitate unlicensed moneylending activities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe