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Special PA fund for community sports

Community Sports Clubs (CSCs) can now tap a special fund to run sports activities and tournaments. The $250,000 Intra-Constituency SportsFund was launched yesterday by the People's Association (PA).

CSCs can work closely with residents' and neighbourhood committees and use the funds to organise modified sports activities for residents in their zones and housing estates.

PA will also try to form 500 new sports interest groups over the next three years.

Couple get one year's jail for vice activities

A jobless couple who let six prostitutes from Vietnam stay at their home and then lived off their earnings were each jailed for a year yesterday.

Sim Boon Keong, 35, and Huynh Dieu Tu, 33, pleaded guilty to receiving the women in Singapore, harbouring them and living off their earnings.

Huynh told all six women - aged 19 to 27 - she would meet them at the airport, take them to their lodging and arrange for their daily meals.

In return, the women would pay her a fee ranging from $1,100 to $1,900 to cover the cost of their return air tickets and a loan of $1,000.

She would also provide them lodging and meals at a rate of $20 per day.

The women worked at pubs near Jalan Sultan as freelance hostesses. They also solicited customers for sexual services at a rate of $200 to $600.

Police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department's Specialised Crime Branch, acting on a tip-off, raided Sim and Huynh's home at Block 41, Sims Drive, in May last year.

The prostitutes were also arrested for offences under the Women's Charter.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Subscribe