Home Briefs: Lorry knocks down woman cyclist in Bedok

Lorry knocks down woman cyclist in Bedok

A female cyclist was knocked down by a lorry in Bedok South yesterday afternoon.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call requesting assistance for a road traffic accident at 71, Bedok South Road, at 3.50pm.

SCDF said the woman, in her 50s, was conscious when she was taken to Changi General Hospital. A picture sent by Mr David Foo shows passers-by helping the victim. Her bicycle appears to have been smashed.

WDA warns of voucher offers for courses

The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has warned the public of a training organisation that is offering vouchers in exchange for people signing up for its courses.

The organisation then claims the individual's SkillsFuture Credit via SingPass, WDA said on Facebook last Friday. WDA is investigating the matter.

Those who are contacted by individuals or organisations with such offers should inform WDA via its feedback portal.

Users are urged to avoid sharing their SingPass account information with others.

Koh Poh Koon on Japan high-tech farming trip

Minister of State for National Development Koh Poh Koon will be visiting Japan to source for indoor farming technologies so that Singapore can build resilience in its food supply.

During the trip, from today to Saturday, Dr Koh will be visiting high-tech vegetable farms and research facilities in Osaka, Chiba and Tokyo, said the Ministry of National Development on yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe