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Tanah Merah MRT station.
Tanah Merah MRT station. ST FILE PHOTO

Worker gets jail for false injury claim

A marine sector worker was convicted in the State Courts yesterday of making a false work injury compensation claim against his employer.

Bangladeshi national Rahman FR Mostafizur was sentenced to eight weeks' jail, with an additional three weeks' jail for overstaying in Singapore.

He claimed in February 2014 that part of his left little finger was severed while using a saw at work. Investigations by the Manpower Ministry found it to be untrue.

Three foreign workers were prosecuted for similar offences last year under the Work Injury Compensation Act.

For making fraudulent claims, Rahman could have been fined up to $15,000 and/or jail of up to 12 months.

Train services at some stations to end earlier

From tomorrow night to end-August, train services at some stations on the East-West Line (EWL) will end up to half an hour earlier, to allow rail works to be carried out.

Train services between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations and between Joo Koon and Jurong East stations will end earlier from Sundays to Thursdays, except on the eve of public holidays.

SMRT advised commuters intending to board the trains after 11.15pm tomorrow to think of alternative transport arrangements such as taking public buses.

SCDF to sound public warning sirens on Monday

The Singapore Civil Defence Force will be sounding its Public Warning System sirens at 6.20pm on Monday in support of Total Defence Day.

The Important Message signal will be broadcast through the islandwide network of sirens. It will last for a minute. When the signal sounds, local radio stations will play a brief message.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe