Singapore Morning News For November 14

Singapore Morning News For November 14

Singapore morning newsSingapore to focus on cooperation against emerging threats as ASEAN chair: PM Lee
As the incoming chairman of regional bloc ASEAN, Singapore’s focus will be to step up cooperation to build resilience against non-traditional and emerging threats and transform and integrate members’ economies to take advantage of new technologies and the digital revolution, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (Nov 13).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore’s netizens demand parliamentary live feed of ‘multi-million dollar’ ministers
NETIZENS in Singapore have launched a petition to initiate a live video feed of parliamentary sessions to see their highly-paid representatives ‘do their jobs’ amid growing demand for greater transparency and accountability in the tiny rich nation.
Asian Correspondent 

Current progress on South China Sea dispute cannot be taken for granted: PM Lee
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (Nov 13) that ASEAN member states have agreed to officially start negotiations with China on a code of conduct that will govern how South China Sea disputes are handled.
Channel NewsAsia 

New tool to help Singapore companies build ‘smart factories’
A new set of guidelines has been launched to help manufacturers build smart factories of the future and take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution -also known as Industry 4.0.
The New Paper 

PayNow to rope in businesses; S’pore plans for payment links abroad
SINGAPORE’S local and overseas payment systems are getting a big boost with a rollout of initiatives to beef up the Republic’s cashless efforts, and plans for payment linkages with neighbouring countries.
The Business Times

No new Filipino workers heading abroad for at least three weeks
Some employers here hiring new maids may be left high and dry for at least the next three weeks, after the Philippine government suspended the processing of exit permits for Filipinos hoping to work overseas.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Woman arrested for love scams involving $216,000
The police said in a statement on Monday (Nov 13) that they received reports from several victims in early October.
The New Paper 

An opposition party must have at least 15% seats in Parliament to take part at NDP: WP discovers
The Worker’s Party revealed that according to the Government, an opposition party in Singapore must have at least 15 per cent representation in parliament to be represented by a marching contingent at the annual National Day parades.
The Independent Singapore

Government awards $205 million Cantonment MRT station contract to China Construction Firm
One year after widespread concerns over the safety of trains manufactured in China erupted after SMRT was caught secretly shipping 35 defective China-made train carriages back to China due to cracks in carriage bodies and other parts, the Land Transport Authority has decided to award the contract of building an entire MRT station to a Chinese construction firm.
The Independent Singapore 

Tuas Depot would take pressure off existing depot, boost power capacity: Khaw
The recently completed Tuas Depot, which has a new substation and provides the East-West Line with its own major maintenance facility, will allow the rail network’s staff to “sleep a little bit better”, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Monday (Nov 13).
Today Online 

Scientists discover protein linked to organ damage and failure
In a major medical breakthrough, researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School and the National Heart Centre Singapore have discovered a protein that is primarily responsible for fibrosis, which causes widespread organ damage such as heart and kidney failure.
Today Online 

Problem of fake news could get worse: Desmond Lee
With technological advances allowing computer software to mimic facial movements and the manipulation of audio and video clips, the problem of “fake news” could get worse, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Monday (Nov 13).
Today Online 

Singapore’s property market is set to sizzle
A series of blockbuster land deals in Singapore this year signal the city-state’s property market is set to break out of its prolonged slump in 2018.
Today Online 

Singapore is the second most attractive country for IPOs
Singapore ranked after Hong Kong in a global ranking of attractiveness for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offerings (IPO), legal firm Baker McKenzie revealed.
Singapore Business Review 

Here’s why Singaporeans’ trust in digital services is low
Despite advanced fraud management systems, Singaporeans find it hard to trust digital services providers, according to the Experian-IDC Digital Trust Index (DTI).
Singapore Business Review 

Marsiling-Yew Tee by-election case will go to court in Jan 2018
The court will decide whether the government needs to hold a by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency (GRC) at a half-day hearing on 15 Jan 2018.
The Independent Singapore 


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