Singapore Morning News For November 10

Singapore Morning News For November 10

Singapore morning news3 Singaporeans, including former NSF, arrested for militancy: MHA
Three radicalised Singaporeans have been arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) between September and this month for engaging in terrorism-related activities, including a soldier who was serving full-time national service at the time of arrest, announced the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday (Nov 9).
Today Online

Rising sea levels, new shipping routes are why Singapore is interested in the Arctic: Tommy Koh
The icy Arctic is almost a world apart from sunny Singapore, but the Republic has many “defensive and aggressive” interests in the region, said Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh on Thursday (Nov 9).
The Straits Times (paywall)

Singapore housewife held for planning to join IS
A Singaporean housewife who planned to join the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle East has been detained without trial under the city-state’s tough security laws, authorities said Thursday.
The Sun Daily 

Risk of enlisting radicalised servicemen exists: MINDEF
The risk of enlisting a radicalised serviceman exists, as full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) are drawn from the entire male population at large, said the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Thursday (Nov 9).
Channel NewsAsia

Nearly 300 complaints against dental practitioners in last 4 years: Singapore Dental Association
In February, an oral health therapist from Pristine Dentalworks was fined and suspended for performing dental procedures beyond her scope of work.
Channel NewsAsia 

We cannot underestimate influence exerted by online sources: Yaacob on ISA detainees
“We cannot underestimate the influence exerted by online sources”, said Dr Yaacob Ibrahim on Thursday (Nov 9), after news broke that three Singaporeans have been arrested under the Internal Security Act for terror-related activities since September.
Channel NewsAsia

Singtel reports record Q2 profit on divestment gain
Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) on Thursday (Nov 9) reported a record net profit and declared a special dividend in the second quarter, helped by a gain on the divestment of its stake in broadband unit NetLink NBN Trust.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

S$70m and counting: Prudential to reinvent itself with tech investments in Singapore
British insurer Prudential has spent S$70 million on technology in Singapore over the past year and will continue to invest as it aims to stay ahead in an industry that has otherwise been slow to adapt to digital disruptions.
Channel NewsAsia 

Technology can be a resource for manpower-strapped VWOs: Tan Chuan-Jin
With Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) here grappling with a manpower crunch, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin has called for a greater use of technology in the sector to better match demand and supply for services, for example.
Today Online

StanChart’s loss-making PE unit said to plan stake in Singapore crane firm
Standard Chartered Plc’s loss-making private equity unit is planning an investment in a Singaporean crane firm, people familiar with the discussions said, signaling it’s still open to deals even as the business shrinks.

M&A to outpace IPOs in ASEAN as entrepreneurial ventures mature: Sze-Hui Goh, Eversheds Harry Elias
Sze-Hui Goh, a corporate partner at Singapore-based law firm Eversheds Harry Elias, believes that M&A activity (i.e. trade sales and buyouts) is likely to continue outpacing initial public offerings (IPOs) in ASEAN region as the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region matures and both companies and investors seek an exit.

Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard fined S$400,000 for Dec 2012 oil rig accident
Jurong Shipyard was fined S$400,000 on Thursday (Nov 9) by the State Courts for multiple safety lapses that led to the sudden tilting of an oil rig under construction with nearly 1,000 workers on board.
Today Online

Singapore carving itself a spot on new global manufacturing value chains, says Tharman
SINGAPORE is poised to be part of new global value chains in manufacturing amid a technological revolution in the sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Thursday, at the launch of a new research and development hub here.
The Business Times

Is Singapore’s startup accreditation scheme pivoting to global outfits?
THE last few years have seen global tech startups – think Uber, Stripe, Netflix and ofo – flock to Singapore to acquire new customers or set up regional bases. But the likes of these companies could soon be coming here for an entirely new reason: a stamp of accreditation.
The Business Times

More Singaporeans are living longer and developing heart valve disease
With an average life expectancy of about 83 years, Singaporeans live longer than most of the rest of the world, coming in third after Japan and Switzerland, in the longevity stakes.
Channel NewsAsia 

Uber introduces changes to give drivers more flexibility
Uber has launched a series of changes to provide its drivers with more flexibility, in a move seemingly aimed at curbing competition from Grab, which is on a mission to build the “largest and most advanced” taxi and private-hire car fleet in Singapore.
Channel NewsAsia 

URA announces plan to double high-rise greenery by 2030
There could be more urban farms, rooftop gardens and solar panels sprouting up across Singapore, as city planners redouble efforts to make the city more green.
The New Paper

Time captured in travelling exhibition
Remember the Super Simon game? From now until Nov 29 at the Toa Payoh Public Library, visitors can play with a working set of the memory game, which was popular in the 1970s to 1980s.
The New Paper

More urban farms, rooftop gardens in Singapore with enhanced greenery scheme
Urban farms and communal rooftop food gardens might soon be a more common sight in Singapore, with the enhancement of an urban greenery scheme.
Channel NewsAsia 


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