Home Briefs: Road rage case: SMRT officer jailed 7 months

Road rage case: SMRT officer jailed 7 months

An SMRT technical officer who caused grievous hurt to a driver in a road rage case was jailed for seven months yesterday.

Abdul Hadi Abdul Sukor, 30, pleaded guilty last month to punching Mr Seah Chong Beng, 66, in the face and stamping on his right leg, causing him to suffer fractures around the eye and nose areas on April 29 last year.

He was ordered to pay $200 as compensation to Mr Seah.

New support centre for GrabTaxi drivers

Ride-hailing firm Grab has opened a new driver support centre for GrabTaxi drivers in Jurong East this week, to add to its existing support centre at Midview City in Sin Ming.

It is also planning to open another centre in Bedok by next month. The new centre in Jurong East will have officers on hand between 9am and 6pm on weekdays to help drivers who wish to sign up with GrabTaxi, and address any issues drivers may have.

Display ban on tobacco items to start next Aug

The point-of-sale display ban on tobacco items, approved in Parliament in March, takes effect on Aug 1 next year.

Retailers have a one-year grace period before the ban goes into effect, according to a joint statement yesterday by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Sciences Authority.

General tobacco retailers will need to use plain, undecorated storage devices to keep tobacco products within their premises, out of the direct line of sight of the public and potential customers.

A text-only price list, which must fulfil MOH's criteria, may be shown, but only upon customers' request.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe