Home Briefs: Train faults hold up evening commute

Train faults hold up evening commute

Two separate train faults held up the evening commute for East-West Line commuters yesterday evening.

First, a signalling fault at Joo Koon shut down service between that station and Boon Lay. SMRT made regular bus services free for affected commuters.

At around 8pm, SMRT informed commuters via Twitter to expect 10 minutes of additional travelling time from City Hall station to Jurong East due to a track fault near Jurong East.

Mandarin talk show on future economy

Chinese-language daily Lianhe Zaobao yesterday launched a five-episode talk show featuring experts discussing different aspects of Singapore's future economy.

"It Matters - The Future Of Us" is produced in line with the Committee on the Future Economy's plans to finalise recommendations and release its final report next month.

Each 30-minute episode will air every Tuesday at 9.30pm on StarHub TV (E City Ch111/825) and zaobao.sg. Lianhe Zaobao will follow up with news stories on issues discussed the next day.

Man arrested over suspected loan scam

A 29-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly carrying out a series of phone scams.

Between March 16 and April 27, police received reports from victims who were purportedly cheated into giving loans to a man who claimed to be their colleague.

Pretending to be a customer, the suspect would randomly call shops to get names and contact numbers of staff. He would then call the staff members, pretending to be a colleague, and ask for financial help.

The victims later discovered that their colleague had not made such calls.

The suspect is set to face charges of "cheating by personation".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe