Singapore Morning News For January 10

Singapore Morning News For January 10

Singapore morning news11 charged over multi-million dollar Shell oil heist in Singapore
Nine Singaporeans and two Vietnamese men were charged on Tuesday (Jan 9) over their alleged involvement in stealing fuel from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery.
Channel NewsAsia 

Foreign Religious Leaders May Be Banned from Entry to Singapore
Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in Parliament that religious leaders from other countries may be banned from entering Singapore if they teach hatred, division or intolerance among religions. According to Mr Shanmugam, these teachings are harmful to Singaporean’s diverse society, and anyone who preaches these will not be allowed to enter the country.
The Independent Singapore 

Mandatory programme for divorcing couples with older kids
Divorcing couples with children below age 21 will have to attend a Mandatory Parenting Programme (MPP) from Jan 21, to help them understand the practical issues arising from a divorce that impact their children.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Couple jailed and fined for vice website
A married couple who made more than $600,000 from a website where vice operators advertised sexual services were given jail sentences and fined a total of $140,000 yesterday.
The New Paper 

Singapore uncovers large oil heist at Shell’s biggest refinery
Eleven men were charged in a Singapore court on Tuesday in connection with a large-scale oil theft at Shell’s biggest refinery, while police said they were investigating six other men arrested in a weekend raid.

Singapore Bill lists criminal acts that can lead to detention without trial
The types of criminal activities that can result in detention without trial are spelt out for the first time under a proposed legislation introduced in Parliament on Tuesday (Jan 9).
The Star Online 

Singapore-based Food Empire Group expands with coffee and iced tea acquisitions
Singapore FMCG company Food Empire Group has acquired an 80% stake in India’s Positive Food Ventures and its Brewhouse ice tea business.
Food Navigator-Asia 

Taxes, transformation and tooling up for the future
THE challenge of keeping Singapore in good fiscal health will be a key focus of this year’s Budget.
The Business Times 

Malaysia orders Singapore-registered CopyCash to cease and desist all proposed activities, including ICO launch
Malaysian authorities have directed Singapore-registered CopyCash Foundation to immediately cease and desist all its proposed activities including an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) originally planned for Jan 10.
Business Insider 

Malaysian among three nabbed in major Singapore drug bust
Malaysian among three nabbed in major Singapore drug bust
The Star Online 

Travelling exhibit to showcase Singapore’s first national heritage plan
How can Singapore maintain its identity and heritage amid its rapid development?
Channel NewsAsia 

Other Governments to Assist with Singapore Investigation of Keppel O&M Scandal
The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is seeking the assistance of other authorities in the investigation into the Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M) bribery and corruption scandal, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah told Parliament on Monday (Jan 8)
The Independent Singapore 

Industry transformation maps ‘disconnected from needs of businesses’
NOT all businesses have benefited from the industry transformation maps (ITMs) that have been widely touted as the government’s strategy to propel the economy into the future, said panellists at a pre-Budget roundtable on Tuesday.
The Business Times

Singapore proposes 14th extension of law allowing detention without trial
An extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) for another five years – effective from Oct 21, 2019 – was proposed in Parliament on Tuesday (Jan 9).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore voted for ‘peace and stability’ on Jerusalem issue
Singapore cast a “vote for peace and stability” when it voted in favour of the recent United Nations General Assembly resolution on the status of Jerusalem, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Singapore personalised nutrition outfit Imagene Labs expands to Australia
Singapore personalised nutrition firm Imagene Labs has sealed a deal with an Australian e-commerce venture, as it makes its first move into the country.
Food Navigator-Asia 

$2.3 Million Seized Following Singapore Oil Heist
The Singapore police have arrested seventeen people and have seized millions of dollars in cash after a raid prompted by a complaint about a theft from Shell’s biggest refinery in Pulau Bukom. Among the detainees, there are “a limited number of Shell employees,” the police said as quoted by Reuters.

Bill passed to strengthen governance in co-operative societies
Among the changes in the Co-operative Societies Amendment Bill passed in Parliament on Tuesday (Jan 9) are stricter requirements for members who want to join their society’s management committee.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Out of the three bedrooms in Noel’s home, two have been dedicated to the four-year-old — one for sleeping, the other for toys. There are a lot of toys, mostly gifts from family and friends. Noel is very much the apple of his parents’ eyes, and the extended family’s too. Both sides of the family gather every few weeks in Noel’s home, humouring him with endless games of hide and seek in the 1,450 sq ft apartment.
South China Morning Post 

Damage caused by Bishan MRT tunnel flooding cost S$2 million: Khaw Boon Wan
The cost of damage caused by the tunnel flooding between Bishan and Braddell MRT stations last October came up to about S$2 million.
Channel NewsAsia 

New ‘reverse’ vending machine offers rewards for recycling
In partnership with FairPrice, Frasers Centrepoint Malls and tech start-up Incon Green, F&N has installed a reverse vending machine outside Waterway Point’s FairPrice Finest outlet in Punggol.
The New Paper 

This video is yours? Facebook messages rigged with malware resurface in Singapore
If you’ve received a Facebook message from a friend asking if you’ve seen a particular video, don’t click on the link – it could be malware.
Channel NewsAsia 


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