Home Briefs: Plastic bags for pet owners in 'clean' act

Plastic bags for pet owners in 'clean' act

To encourage residents to pick up after their pets and keep public spaces clean, MP for Nee Soon GRC Lee Bee Wah launched three plastic bag stations at a Nee Soon South community park yesterday.

Residents can leave extra plastic bags at the stations, which can then be used by pet owners. The initiative will be rolled out to the rest of the constituency.

Man nabbed over loan-shark activities

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday for suspected involvement in loan-shark activities.

On March 29, police received a report on loan-shark harassment at a Jurong West residential unit splashed with paint. Jurong Division officers established the identity of the suspect.

If convicted of loan- shark harassment, the suspect could get up to five years' jail, mandatory caning of up to six strokes and a fine of at least $5,000.

S'pore Community Games makes return

More than 6,000 residents are expected to take part in this year's Singapore Community Games after a hiatus last year.

Held by the People's Association and the Community Sports Club Council, more than 120 friendly competitions will be held in sports such as bowling.

A new category - the Inter-Residents' Committee/ Neighbourhood Committee Competitions - will be introduced this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Subscribe