Home Briefs: Stamps to mark 50 years of NDP

Stamps to mark 50 years of NDP

A set of stamps to commemorate 50 years of Singapore's National Day Parade (NDP) will be launched on Monday, SingPost said in a press release yesterday.

The set will comprise seven stamps, each featuring NDP highlights over the years.

These highlights include the 1970 NDP featuring Singapore's first flypast of the state flag, the 1976 NDP which was held for the first time at the newly completed National Stadium, the 2007 NDP at the Float@Marina Bay, the first time a new venue was used, and the upcoming 2016 NDP which marks the first of the next 50 years of Singapore's growth and development, as well as the first National Day celebration back at the rebuilt National Stadium.

New transport safety investigation bureau

A new national investigation bureau to look into aviation and marine accidents and make recommendations to improve transport safety has been formed.

The Transport Ministry said yesterday that the Air Accident Investigation Bureau, which was formed in 2002, has been restructured into the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau for this purpose.

The independent body, which took effect on Monday, takes over the role of conducting independent investigations into marine accidents from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

The objective of the bureau's investigations is the prevention of further accidents and incidents, the Transport Ministry said.

Four men arrested for unlawful entry

Four men, aged between 16 and 23, were arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore yesterday.

At about 10.30am, the Police Coast Guard received information that the men, believed to be illegal immigrants, were on board a barge being towed by a foreign tugboat.

By 11.20am, officers had located and intercepted the barge and tugboat in the sea off Punggol Timor.

The four were found without valid travel documents and arrested.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe