Singapore Morning News For April 5

Singapore Morning News For April 5

Singapore morning newsBroadcom completes move to U.S. from Singapore
Broadcom Inc (AVGO.O) said on Wednesday it had completed its move back to the United States from Singapore, weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its $117 billion offer to buy Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on national security grounds.
Reuters

Singapore converting world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex into smart facility
Today Singapore’s Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and Maxwell Chambers launched the “Smart Maxwell” initiative to convert Maxwell Chambers , the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex into the world’s first smart hearing facility.
Open Gov Asia

Singapore pastor apologises to Muslim leaders for US preacher’s alleged statements on Islam
A local pastor apologised to Muslim leaders on Wednesday (Apr 4) over alleged anti-Islamic comments made by a foreign Christian preacher in Singapore last month.
Channel NewsAsia

Police warn against importing foreign politics into Singapore, in run-up to Malaysian election
The police have issued a warning against the importing of politics from other countries into Singapore, after learning of calls encouraging overseas Malaysians to support political activities in the lead-up to Malaysia’s upcoming general election.
The Straits Times (paywall)

More Singapore workers want skills training incentives compared to Malaysia and Hong Kong: Randstad
An overwhelming majority of Singaporean employees believe in government reciprocation should they choose to upgrade their skills or stay employed, as revealed by a recent survey.
Business Insider 

Micron Technology expansion plans in Singapore to add more than 1,000 jobs
US chipmaker Micron Technology is set to expand its Singapore presence with the addition of a new cleanroom space.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Netizens express overwhelming support for Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang as the “once secret” ministerial committee responds
Netizens have expressed overwhelming support for Lee Kuan Yew’s younger children, Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, after the two criticised the ministerial committee’s report on what might be done to their family home, yesterday.
The Independent Singapore 

KL-Singapore high speed rail project gets EIA nod
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project has received the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval from the Department of Environment (DOE) on April 2 marking another milestone for MyHSR Corp.
New Straits Times 

Singapore’s national 3D printing programme partners with Taiwan institutes
Taiwan’s National Applied Research Labs (NAR Labs) and China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) have come together to establish a strategic partnership with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) in Singapore.
Open Gov Asia 

Amnesty International condemns Singapore govt’s treatment of “peaceful human rights defenders” like Han Hui Hui
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the authorities’ treatment of “human rights defenders” like Han Hui Hui at the recently concluded hearings conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods where some of those who submitted written submissions to the committee were invited to give testimony.
The Independent Singapore 

Cabinet reshuffle expected to build new team of leaders
Political analysts give their views on what positions the front-runners for the office of prime minister might take on after the reshuffle.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Enterprise Singapore launches following merger of trade support agencies
Singapore has merged two of its public trade promotion agencies into a single entity, which will be known as Enterprise Singapore.
Global Trade Review 

Take a trip to Airbnb’s Singapore HQ, where staff can holiday during meetings and lunch is always free
Property platform Airbnb has come a long way since it was started out of an apartment in San Francisco in 2008.
CNBC 

Fact Check S’pore Facebook page asks public to judge its admins as ‘cowardly faceless entities’
A Facebook page with a seemingly authoritative name “Fact Check Singapore” (FCS) continues to explain why its operators should remain “anonymous” (i.e. cowardly and faceless).
Mothership 

Misleading to say Lee Kuan Yew ‘accepted’ alternatives to demolition of Oxley Road home: Lee Hsien Yang
The late Lee Kuan Yew was “forced to consider” alternatives to the demolition of his family home at 38 Oxley Road but did not accept them, his younger son Mr Lee Hsien Yang said on Tuesday (April 3) in critcising a ministerial committee’s report for being “misleading”.
Today Online 

INTERPOL holds first DarkNet and Cryptocurrencies Working Group in Singapore
On April 3, INTERPOL announced that it has held the first Working Group on DarkNet and Cryptocurrencies. The Working Group has identified the rise of Altcoins, alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin, as an emerging threat to law enforcement.
Open Gov Asia 

Google and Wikipedia classify Li Shengwu as a politician from China
A Google search on founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson Li Shengwu curiously classifies the Harvard junior fellow as a “politician” even though he has openly declared that he will “never go into politics” in the past and asserted that he is “completely unsuitable” for politics.
The Independent Singapore

Moonlighting maids face stiff penalties
Some foreign domestic workers have turned to taking up part-time jobs to earn extra income, at times even with the help of employers or employment agencies. But if caught, they could be fined up to S$20,000 or jailed.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

MOH proposes higher maximum fines for errant TCM practitioners
Errant Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners could be fined a maximum of S$50,000, five times the current limit, if proposed changes to laws regulating the profession are passed.
Today Online 

Fewer private-hire cars by July 2018: 34,000 drivers in S’pore haven’t passed mandatory test
The number of private-hire cars plying the roads in Singapore may fall drastically after the middle of 2018.
Mothership 

 

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