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TODAY’s brief, Friday, April 24

NUS to roll out social intervention research centre

Traffic police officers keeping an eye out for speeding motorists near Temasek Secondary School, Upper East Coast Road with the aid of a laser gun. Photo: Don Wong

Traffic police officers keeping an eye out for speeding motorists near Temasek Secondary School, Upper East Coast Road with the aid of a laser gun. Photo: Don Wong

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NUS to roll out social intervention research centre

A first-ever research centre for social intervention will be launched today (April 24) by the National University of Singapore. The Social Service Research Centre aims to help evolve a new social service infrastructure here. A conference will be held in tandem with the centre’s launch, where international and local academics and practitioners will share their experience in overcoming challenges in evaluating social service policies.

Singapore Police Force workplan seminar

Want to know what are some of the latest crime-busting tech gizmos the Singapore Police Force will deploy? The Police’s workplan seminar, where such gadgets are usually put on display, will be held today at the Home Team Academy, with Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean as the guest-of-honour.

Malaysian controversy over church’s cross

The controversy following a protest for the removal of a church’s cross continues. A pastor of the church in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, has applied for police protection on behalf of his congregation. The pastor expressed fear in his report to the police, and asked that law-enforcers be present at the church vicinity in the Malay-majority neighbourhood. The police are currently investigating the demonstration and have vowed to call up all those involved.

Weather forecast

The skies are expected to be partly cloudy, with temperatures ranging between 25°C to 32°C.

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