Singapore morning news for December 2

Singapore morning news for December 2

Singapore morning news

First Singapore case of cannabis-derived medication allowed
A young girl with a drug-resistant form of epilepsy is believed to be the first and only patient in Singapore who has been given approval to use cannabis-derived medication.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Alert on 3 products containing banned substance, hallucination-causing stimulant
Three products have been found to contain undeclared potent ingredients, including a banned substance, prompting the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) to alert the public against consuming them.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Decline in new HIV cases, even as more go for voluntary screening
The number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases reported among Singaporeans and permanent residents has gone down in recent years, even as more people are going for voluntary screenings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Police officer charged with obtaining sexual gratification from female suspects in car parks
A staff sergeant with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has been charged with multiple offences, including reportedly abusing his authority to obtain sexual gratification from two female suspects.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore notches record Q3 tourist arrivals of 4.9m
SINGAPORE tourist arrivals rose to an all-time quarterly high for the July to September period this year, driven by higher Chinese demand.
— The Business Times

Non-resident deposits in Singapore rise over past few months
BANK deposits here from residents outside Singapore rose to levels not seen since early-2016, preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore on Friday showed.
— The Business Times

Special pens for voters to mark their ballots at upcoming General Election
THE nearly 2.6 million citizens eligible to vote at the next general election in Singapore will, for the first time, use a “self-inking” pen that automatically stamps a cross on their ballot papers.
— The Business Times

China’s growing business presence in Singapore
Chinese companies have pumped in $41.8b, bringing with it cultural influences and work practices.
— The Straits Times

Figure skating: Singapore’s Chloe Ing takes home gold at SEA Games
Figure skater Chloe Ing won Singapore’s third gold medal at the 30th SEA Games on Sunday (Dec 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nee Soon South CC to be more energy-efficient and dementia-friendly with upgrading works
Nee Soon South Community Club (CC) will be the first CC in Singapore to be certified a Super Low Energy Building.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wushu: Yong Yi Xiang clinches first gold for Singapore at 30th SEA Games
Wushu exponent Yong Yi Xiang won Singapore’s first gold medal at the 30th SEA Games in the men’s changquan finals on Sunday (Dec 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Armed perpetrators boarded large merchant ships in Singapore Strait four times in last two months
Armed perpetrators are boarding big merchant ships in the Singapore Strait with multiple incidents in the past two months, including one case on Wednesday (Nov 27) involving a crew member being threatened with a knife.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

24 new psychoactive substances listed as Class A controlled drugs from December
A total of 24 new psychoactive substances (NPS) will be listed as Class A controlled drugs from December.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Public feedback sought ahead of Budget 2020
The public can use booths and kiosks in areas such as Toa Payoh HDB Hub and more than 20 locations around the island to offer their views and suggestions ahead of Budget 2020, which is scheduled to be delivered in Parliament in February next year.
— The Straits Times

Steady does it as Singapore finds niche in competitive AI space
Singapore unveiled its national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy along with five key projects last month – some two years after countries such as Canada, China, France, Germany, South Korea and Japan released theirs.
— The Straits Times

Mohamed Horani appointed Singapore’s Honorary Consul-General in Casablanca, Morocco
The Singapore Government has appointed Mr Mohamed Horani Singapore’s Honorary Consul-General in Casablanca, Morocco, with jurisdiction throughout Morocco.
— The Straits Times

Water polo: Singapore men’s team claim bronze after Thailand victory
Singapore men’s water polo team claimed bronze after beating Thailand 14-7 on Sunday (Dec 1) at the 30th SEA Games.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Complaints of massive traffic jam near downtown city area due to Standard Chartered marathon road closures
Three other events over the weekend are also predicted to contribute to the congestion in the downtown city area.
— Mothership

Mohamed Horani appointed Singapore’s Honorary Consul-General in Casablanca, Morocco
The Singapore Government has appointed Mr Mohamed Horani as Singapore’s Honorary Consul-General in Casablanca, Morocco, with jurisdiction throughout Morocco.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New method uses food waste to feed protein-rich algae, tripling amount of food source produced: NTU
A new way to grow an algae-based protein food source not only recycles food waste, but also produces three times the commercial yield in a 48-hour period and at a tenth of the cost.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore women’s floorball team retain SEA Games title
Singapore women’s floorball team retained their SEA Games title on Sunday (Dec 1) after a hard-fought 3-2 win over Thailand in the final.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

A Singaporean scolding “Cao ni ma!” enriching “diversity of our society”?
It was reported yesterday (30 Nov) that the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is currently investigating the Trans-Cab driver who was captured in two videos that went viral on Friday (29 Nov).
— The Online Citizen

New recording of National Anthem to mark 60th anniversary of state symbols
The National Anthem Majulah Singapura (meaning Onward Singapore) will be updated as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Singapore’s national symbols.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

AHTC votes not to recuse Lim, Low from financial issues
Workers’ Party MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang will not need to recuse themselves from all financial matters, the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) said yesterday in a media statement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Facebook complies with order to publish correction notice
Facebook has complied with a directive under Singapore’s new fake news law to publish a correction notice on a post which the Government says contains false information.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The rule that needs to be repealed
Every day in Singapore, hiding in plain sight, are illegal immigrants living in Housing Board (HDB) flats.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore must not shut itself off from technology if it’s to stay relevant: DPM Heng
Singapore must not shut itself off from technology if the country and its people are to remain relevant as the world advances, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Saturday (30 Nov).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 400 foreign vehicles turned away from Singapore due to outstanding fines
SINGAPORE: Singapore for failing to settle outstanding fines before entering the country, the authorities said on Saturday (Nov 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Public condemns MOE for being cruel to kids for withholding result slips over unpaid school fees
A member of the public Mr K Ramakrishnan wrote to ST Forum today (30 Nov) condemning the Ministry of Education (MOE) for being cruel to kids for withholding back their PSLE results.
— The Online Citizen

Govt must set up necessary training programs for S’poreans in fields frequently filled by foreign workers: PVP chief
The Government must set up “necessary training programs” to train Singaporeans for jobs often filled by foreign workers and “which they claim Singaporeans are not qualified to do”, said People’s Voice Party chief Lim Tean.
— The Online Citizen

NETS payment now available in KL, Melaka and Penang
Singaporean shoppers headed to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Melaka will now be able to make purchases with their NETS ATM card.
— CNA

Lower fee caps for partner operator pre-schools from 2021, with call for more applicants
Parents can look forward to lower fee caps for partner operator pre-schools from 2021.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Contingency plans in place in the event of severe weather: Singapore SEA Games delegation head
The safety of Singapore’s SEA Games contingent will take top priority, said its delegation head on Friday (Nov 29) amid forecasts of a typhoon hitting the Philippines early next week.
— CNA

MAS, BoJ renew bilateral local currency swap arrangement
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore announced on Friday the renewal of the bilateral local currency swap arrangement with the Bank of Japan for another three years.
— The Business Times

Minister Teo: Many companies will tell you they are still very short of people
The Manpower Ministry (MOM) released an Advanced Labour Force report for 2019 yesterday (28 Nov).
— The Online Citizen

Mediacorp remains best radio network in Singapore: Nielsen survey
Mediacorp remains the number one radio network in Singapore, according to the results of the latest Nielsen Radio Diary Survey released on Friday (Nov 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mother demands for voluntary NS and better treatment and procedures for dealing with mentally ill servicemen
Following the death of full-time national serviceman (NSF) Muhammad Ahad Lone last year which was ruled a suicide, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it has enhanced its support programme for National Service recruits who are struggling to adjust. T
— The Online Citizen

Dyson picks Singapore former nightlife hub as HQ
Electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Friday its new global headquarters will be in a sprawling, colonial-era Singapore building originally constructed as a power station and until recently used as a nightlife complex.
— The Online Citizen

State Courts relocate to new premises in December
The State Courts will relocate to new premises at the State Court Towers in December.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore bank lending up 0.7% in Oct: MAS preliminary data
BANK lending in Singapore was up 0.7 per cent in October from a month ago, reversing from a slight contraction in September over the month, preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore showed on Friday.
— The Business Times

Tallest upcycled festive tree lit up at Fort Canning Park as part of UBS’ new community arts programme
Visitors to Fort Canning Park will now be able to take in Singapore’s tallest upcycled festive tree, made with flowers from 3,000 discarded plastic bottles.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Football: Singapore on the brink of SEA Games exit after falling 3-0 to Thailand
Goal-shy Singapore are on the brink of a SEA Games exit after losing 3-0 to defending champion Thailand in a scrappy game at the Binan Football Stadium on Sunday afternoon (Dec 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’porean pet owner allegedly receives ‘flour-like substance’ that do not resemble ashes after cremating dog
The cremation company has allegedly gone through several name changes.
— Mothership

Changing the face of the wet market to appeal to new customers
How local traders are changing the way they do business as the number of wet markets in Singapore continues to dwindle.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Friends from other lands: The unique challenges of international students at one primary school
One is grappling with English; another with local food; a third takes tuition in her native Russian and Mandarin.s.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Why aren’t there more Singaporean CEOs?
Companies regard Singaporean managers as competent, honest, and hardworking – but Singaporeans need to step up, says EDB’s Chng Kai Fong.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Support scheme for breast cancer survivors launched
About 4,000 breast cancer patients are expected to benefit from a new $2.1 million pilot programme that complements conventional medical treatment with emotional and social support for cancer survivors.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Level up to avoid creating digital divide: DPM Heng Swee Keat
More efforts are being made to get Singaporeans on board the Smart Nation journey, and this includes a tie-up between the Government and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to equip workers with the skills and knowledge for the digital economy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Decision to quit job and upgrade skills pays off
Seven years after graduating from university with a degree in mathematics and economics, Mr Lam Chun Wai took a big gamble in March and quit his job to go back to school.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Shareholders first, or employees? What we don’t talk about when we talk about corporate governance
IN the boardrooms of Singapore, corporate governance has a distinctly Anglo-American flavour.
— The Business Times

Got a question for the police? Ask Inspector Clif on Facebook
Meet Inspector Clif, the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) new digital avatar.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Group-IB teams up with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to boost Singapore cybersecurity talent pool
Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, announced at CyberCrimeCon 2019 earlier today (29 Nov) a collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) to further strengthen Singapore’s cybersecurity talent pipeline and raise awareness of modern cyber threats in the region.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore or Malaysia? Crazy Rich Asians star and comedian Ronny Chieng sets the record straight
The Daily Show comedian explains it all to CNA Lifestyle over chicken rice at Tiong Bahru, ahead of his stand-up comedy show Tone Issues at the Esplanade Theatre tonight (Nov 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Veteran actor charged with striking man with metal scraper at Singapore Islamic Hub
Veteran actor Ng Aik Leong, better known as Huang Yiliang, was charged on Friday (Nov 29) over attacking a man with a metal scraper and hitting another man with his phone.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cabby loses job after being filmed kicking car and hurling vulgarities
Taxi operator Trans-Cab has terminated the contract of a cabby who was filmed intimidating another driver as well as punching and kicking his car, and then in another incident two days later, caught hurling vulgarities at a couple.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

For diehard fans, U2’s first S’pore concert in 43 years worth the wait
The long wait was worth it for many diehard fans who attended Irish rock band U2’s debut concert at the National Stadium yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HomeTeamNS members to get their own Burger King burger and other perks
Some 200,000 HomeTeamNS members and their families will get an exclusive burger named for them at Burger King from January next year, HomeTeamNS said on Saturday (Nov 30).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man convicted of abducting woman outside Hotel 81 but cleared of molesting her
A man who carried a 23-year-old woman into a taxi and took her from one hotel to another was found guilty on Friday (Nov 29) of abduction, but acquitted of molesting her.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Newborn suffocated the first time he was on bed with a sleeping parent: Coroner
A 19-day-old baby died from suffocation the first time he was placed on a bed beside a sleeping parent, a coroner found in documents released on Friday (Nov 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

“Do we want a system where children are penalized for their parents’ problems?” – SDP’s Dr Paul Tambyah
Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chairman Dr Paul Tambyah asked if the ministry really believes that it is right to “punish or humiliate their children for the failings of their parents”.
— The Online Citizen

 

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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