Singapore Morning News For November 13

Singapore Morning News For November 13

Singapore morning newsSingapore’s draft Cybersecurity Bill tweaked to include public feedback
The public consultation for the draft Cybersecurity Bill has closed, and attracted a more-than-expected 92 submissions from a “wide and diverse range of stakeholder groups”, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore to officially take over chairmanship at 31st ASEAN summit
The three-day ASEAN summit taking place in the Philippines from Sunday (Nov 12) will culminate in Singapore taking over chairmanship of the regional bloc.
Channel NewsAsia

HOW MANY SINGAPORE MRT BOSSES DOES IT TAKE TO FIX A BROKEN CULTURE?
Like the dreaded vote of confidence handed down to an embattled football club manager just before a sacking, Desmond Kuek, the under-fire chief executive of Singapore’s metro operator SMRT, received uncannily reassuring words from his boss this week.
South China Morning Post

With soaring Bitcoin prices, more Singaporeans ride on cryptocurrency wave
Whether cryptocurrencies are the future or simply a fad, analysts caution investors to do their homework and understand the risks before investing in the digital currency.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

FDI income between US, S’pore down in 2016
DESPITE pumping more money into factories and offices, Singapore firms in the United States and US multinational corporations (MNCs) in Singapore saw their investment incomes fall in 2016.
The Business Times 

Singapore trialing NEC facial recognition tech to fight crime more efficiently
The Singapore government is working with NEC to fight crime more efficiently and effectively, according to a report in The Straits Times.
Biometric Update 

Antimicrobial resistance threat: AVA tightens watch on use of drugs in livestock
Over the past three years, fewer than 800 — or 1.5 per cent of the total — food product samples failed food safety standards on average each year, such as exceeding the maximum levels of drug residues including antibiotics.
Today Online 

Which are better long term investments — properties or stocks?
Judging from recent media reports, there has been a recent surge of interest in the Singapore property market again.
Today Online 

Website to help tackle sexual harassment
She found out later that he had tried to kiss another colleague and had also touched yet another colleague’s breasts, among other harassing acts.
The New Paper

More maids leaving household within year
According to the Ministry of Manpower website, about 53 per cent of maids did not complete a year in a single household.
The New Paper

6 arrested for hurting, using abusive language against police officers
Five men and a woman aged between 18 and 36 have been arrested in four separate cases over two days for using abusive language and causing hurt to police officers, police said in a media release on Sunday (Nov 12).
Channel NewsAsia 

Around 100 hawksbill turtle eggs ‘successfully’ hatch at East Coast Park
Around 100 hawksbill turtle eggs, which belonged to a female hawksbill that was spotted laying eggs in August, have successfully hatched at East Coast Park, the National Parks Board (NParks) said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Nov 12).
Channel NewsAsia 

How Nigeria, Singapore Deal to Revive National Fleet Status Failed
The bid by the federal government to start a national fleet with private investors collapsed because the Nigerian government stock to obsolete laws that the foreign partners felt will make it impossible to recoup their return.
This Day Live 

Merchants unite to make Nee Soon South dementia-friendly
For several months, Ms Michelle Tang, 53, used to see an elderly man going by the jewellery shop she works at, toting a supermarket basket filled with items from the nearby provision shop that he had not paid for.
Today Online 

Singapore: Fintech startup iPaymy raises $1m from BEENEXT, DG Incubation
Singapore-based iPaymy, which offers SMEs an online platform to pay for salaries, invoices and corporate taxes using their credit cards, has closed a $1-million investment led by BEENEXT and Digital Garage Incubation (DG Incubation).
DealStreetAsia

Some 230 units of Parc Botannia sold at launch
SINGAPOREANS thronging the weekend launch of Parc Botannia snapped up some 230 units of the Sengkang 99-year leasehold condominium over the weekend. The average selling price was S$1,270 per square foot.
The Business Times 

Singaporean woman dies from cardiac arrest after liposuction surgery goes awry in India
A 35-year-old Singaporean woman died on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest during a liposuction surgery she decided to undergo in the South Indian city of Chennai on Thursday, 9 Nov.
The Independent Singapore 

Singapore Traders Are About to Get Their First Lunch Break in Six Years
Imagine not having a lunch break for 6 1/2 years. For stock brokers in Singapore, that’s about to end.
Bloomberg 

7 places to buy affordable art in Singapore
Affordable art has been on the rise in Singapore, with burgeoning websites and increasing art fairs and brick-and-mortar stores showcasing the works of emerging and established artists that won’t burn a hole in our pockets.
Channel NewsAsia 

 

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