Singapore morning news for December 6

Singapore morning news for December 6

Singapore morning news

HSA recalls 3 types of diabetes drugs due to potentially cancer-causing impurity
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) recalled three out of 46 Metformin medicines, after they have been found to contain trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity.
— Mothership

Strengthening its expansion into fintech, Grab introduces GrabPay Card
Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab today announced the launch of GrabPay Card, a numberless physical and digital card that enables its users to access rewards ecosystem and conduct payments.
— e27

About 3,450 warnings issued to PMD riders since footpath ban
Since e-scooters were banned from footpaths on Nov 5, a total of 3,444 warnings were issued to riders last month, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All town councils including AHTC submitted clean financial statements; MND asks why Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang remain involved in financial matters
All 16 town councils submitted clean accounts this year to the Ministry of National Development (MND), including the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council run by the Workers’ Party which did so for the first time in eight years.
— The Straits Times

Less than 400 ‘tree incidents’ this year, 85% fall in past 19 years as tree management system strengthens: NParks
There are less than 400 tree incidents this year, a sharp decline from the 3,000 cases in 2001, the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cross Island MRT line: New rail tunnel under nature reserve can be done safely, say experts
Drilling a railway tunnel 70m below ground will be a first in Singapore, but the practice is not uncommon worldwide.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Following civil service ‘restraint’, private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts
Private sector employees are likely to receive lower annual bonuses in the current financial year compared to the previous year due to the headwinds that have buffeted the economy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HDB resale prices up 0.6% in November in biggest month-on-month rise this year: SRX
Through most of 2019, resale prices have moved within a -0.2 to +0.2 per cent range.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Campaign to get Singaporeans to grow, eat local produce
Singapore-farmed fish, eggs and vegetables could appear on more menus and in shopping carts here next year, as a campaign to encourage Singaporeans to grow and eat local produce kicks off.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Polytechnic team turns ash from waste into building material, sound barrier, water decontaminant
At a time when Singapore is trying to find new methods to manage its waste and extend the life of Semakau Landfill, a team of students and researchers from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has found a way to turn trash into treasure.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS wins President’s Challenge award for giving $12.8m to 300 social enterprises in last 6 years
DBS has won the inaugural Social Enterprise Champion of the Year (Corporation) award, in recognition of the bank giving nearly $12.8 million in support of more than 300 social enterprises since 2014.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

6 Singapore footballers to face disciplinary hearings for breaking curfew at SEA Games: SNOC
Six players from the Singapore football SEA Games squad will face disciplinary hearings after they broke curfew while in the Philippines, said the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Underwater hockey: Clean sweep for Singapore as they win SEA Games gold again
Singapore’s underwater hockey teams have won all four golds on offer in the sport at the 30th SEA Games after the women’s and men’s teams both emerged victorious in the 6×6 finals on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Animals should be conferred some degree of personhood status under S’pore law: Lawyer M Ravi
Animals should be conferred some degree of personhood status under Singapore law, and their advocates – whether in the form of organisations or individuals – should be given the right to act as representatives of said animals in court, according to lawyer M Ravi.
— The Online Citizen

18 more companies selected to join Enterprise Singapore’s scheme to help firms grow faster
Food and beverage distributor Lim Siang Huat has been doing business in Singapore for 79 years, and currently plans to consolidate operations under a single warehouse, rather than to operate out of three facilities as it does now.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Resource centre for mom-and-pop shops sets ambitious targets aimed at revitalising sales
The move to revitalise the heartland retail scene is well underway, with ambitious plans by Heartland Enterprise Centre Singapore (HECS) to upgrade businesses and workers next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MND remains concerned over AHTC financial affairs, could take regulatory action
The Ministry of National Development (MND) said on Thursday (Dec 5) that it was concerned over Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Kiang’s continued involvement in the financial affairs of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC).
— Channel News Asia

PMD being charged in Clementi HDB common corridor catches fire; 3 residents evacuated
A personal mobility device (PMD) that was being charged in a Housing Board common corridor on Thursday (Dec 5) caused a fire that led to three residents being evacuated, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NDP 2019 theme song on YouTube’s annual top trending videos list in Singapore
Posted on CNA’s YouTube page, the National Day Parade theme song, featuring 27 local artists, earned the number two spot in YouTube’s list of most-watched videos in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore Young Lions ends 2019 SEA Games with 7-0 win against Brunei, Ikhsan Fandi scores hat-trick
On Thursday (Dec. 5), Singapore’s Young Lions ended their goalless record at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games by defeating Brunei with an impressive score of 7-0.
— Mothership

Singapore Airshow 2020 to be fully solar-powered, says organiser
THE Singapore Airshow 2020 will be fully solar-powered for the first time in its 12-year history, as sustainability becomes a key area of focus for the biennial event next February.
— The Business Times

SIA apologises after flight to New Delhi delayed by almost 17 hours
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has released a statement on Thursday (Dec 5) apologising for a flight delay on Nov 29 which saw passengers travelling to New Delhi departing almost 17 hours after their scheduled time.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM named Distinguished Visitor of S’pore Cricket Club
The Republic has endured and thrived because it has continually transformed and modernised, even as it preserves some elements of its past, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman sues PUB for millions after falling into manhole
She was injured after falling into a nearly 2m-deep drain when the manhole was open for inspection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ST Singaporean of the Year 2019: Paying it forward by helping to address gaps in society
Hedge fund founder Danny Yong, one of Singapore’s richest men, was the recipient of a life-changing opportunity once upon a time.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Quek Siu Rui, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan: Focused on making Carousell meaningful and enduring
While many start-ups might be dreaming of reaching unicorn status, Carousell co-founders Quek Siu Rui, Marcus Tan and Lucas Ngoo are more concerned about building a meaningful and enduring business.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon apologises, says traffic studies carried out before race
The organiser of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) has apologised following online complaints over traffic jams in the city area during the race on Saturday evening (Nov 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Enterprise Singapore launches second run of Scale-up SG
ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) on Thursday launched the second run of Scale-up SG, bringing 18 new local enterprises on board the accelerated growth programme.
— The Business Times

Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council apologises for wrong Tamil translation in newsletter
Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council on Thursday (Dec 5) apologised for errors in its Tamil translation of a police advisory in its recent newsletter.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS launches new think tank to explore legal issues surrounding the use of technology
In the hopes of promoting inter-disciplinary research into technology law, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has opened a research centre for legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and data analytics.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOE’s Indian scholars arriving in SG in Dec-Jan; Ong says won’t save much if all foreign scholars are sent back
According to the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s website, Indian scholars from 2 scholarships administered through MOE will be arriving in Singapore this month and next month.
— The Online Citizen

Mega projects to fuel Singapore’s long-term tourism
SINGAPORE’S two integrated resorts (IRs) have been a roaring success, but there’s been no let-up in efforts to keep the nation’s tourism momentum going.
— The Business Times

Founder of aesthetics clinic chain ordered to return $30.7 million to investor
The founder of a chain of aesthetics clinics was on Thursday (Dec 5) ordered to refund $30.7 million to an investor, after the High Court found that he had made fraudulent claims to mislead the businesswoman into injecting the funds.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NTU student expelled after allegedly recording video of woman showering on campus
A teenage Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student has been expelled after he allegedly used his mobile phone to record a video of a woman showering on campus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

StanChart marathon shifted to evening so more people could join in: SportSG
This year’s Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon was moved from the morning to the evening so that more people could join in, said Singapore’s national sports agency on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Male teacher admits to molesting several teenage boys from uniformed group CCA
A male secondary school teacher in charge of a uniformed group CCA molested one of its teenage members in 2015 before telling the 14-year-old boy: Play play only. Don’t tell any teacher.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Insurance brokerage start-up CXA partners NVPC to donate $1m in unused employee benefits to charity
Companies and their staff will be encouraged to donate unused employee benefits to charities, following a tie-up between Singapore-based insurance brokerage start-up CXA Group and the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Optus deputy to take over as CEO as Singtel veteran Allen Lew takes on new roles
Telco veteran Allen Lew, who is currently chief executive of Singtel’s Australian subsidiary Optus, is moving to the newly-created roles of CEO for group strategy and business development and country chief officer of Thailand next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s cross-border VC firm Decacorn Capital enters Europe with an investment in Estonian startup GridIO
Singapore-based cross-border VC firm Decacorn Capital has announced its entry into the European market with an investment in Estonian energy-tech startup GridIO. The VC firm already has a presence in Israel and the US, besides Singapore.
— e27

6 adventures for a S’porean visiting Perth & its surrounds, as recommended by a S’porean in Perth
Perth is probably a familiar destination with most Singaporeans.
— Mothership

Five men arrested for fighting outside Geylang restaurant
Five men have been arrested for fighting outside a restaurant in Geylang, police said on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Woman questions Jewel Changi’s double standard for disallowing her son to enter snow walk with sandals but not a celebrity’s child
A Singaporean mother took to her Facebook on Tuesday (3 December) to slam Jewel Changi for the double standard treatment that her son got, as opposed to a local celebrity’s child.
— The Online Citizen

Trans-Cab taxi driver charged with criminal intimidation, causing hurt
A Trans-Cab taxi driver captured on video cursing at his passengers and kicking and punching another driver’s car was charged on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Condo killer litter: Aussie allegedly linked to fatal case faces extra charge of causing hurt in ‘religiously aggravated’ incident
Andrew Gosling, allegedly involved in a condominium fatal killer litter case, now faces an extra charge of causing hurt to a woman in the same incident.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


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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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