Singapore morning news for November 28

Singapore morning news for  November 28

Singapore morning news

Growth in service sector revenue continues to slow in Q3
Singapore’s services industries continued to see their takings go up in the third quarter of the year, but at a slower pace, according to data from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) released on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All govt agencies to take steps to safeguard personal data; measures to be in place in most systems by end-2021
Public agencies will collect and retain an individual’s data only when it is strictly necessary while making sure it is properly safeguarded, as part of new measures that will be rolled out across the entire public service.
— The Straits Times

NEA enforcement officer caught on video vaping dismissed
A National Environment Agency (NEA) enforcement officer who was filmed vaping has had his contract terminated.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

WHO recommendations on easing use of cannabis would send ‘wrong message’: Amrin Amin
The Republic and other like-minded countries are very concerned about the softening stance by some nations towards drugs, especially cannabis which is the most widely used drug around the world, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs Amrin Amin on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The eagles have landed: Singapore shows off rare Philippine raptors
Singapore showed off two critically-endangered eagles Wednesday that were loaned from the Philippines as part of a breeding programme to reverse the dwindling numbers of the feathered giants.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

First brain bank in Singapore launched to improve research on Asian brain disorders, donors wanted
Last week, Ms Lovely Fernandez, 41, signed up to donate her brain at after her death to Singapore’s first brain bank, despite her family’s misgivings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Netball: Singapore beat Brunei for second consecutive SEA Games win
After enduring a nervy first quarter, Singapore’s netball team made it two wins in as many matches at the 30th SEA Games after beating Brunei 62-38 at the Santa Rosa multi-purpose sports complex in Laguna on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ensure Asean remains free of drugs: Amrin Amin
Singapore and other like-minded countries are very concerned about the softening stance of some nations towards drugs, especially cannabis which is the most widely used drug around the world, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs Amrin Amin yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOH committed to better protect ‘sensitive’ health data, plans to comply with new security measures
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is committed to better protecting health data and plans to fully adopt new recommendations to improve data security, the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee said in a report on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fewer drink-driving accidents and offenders in first 9 months of the year
Fewer drink-driving accidents occurred in the first nine months of this year, with 114 cases compared to 130 in the same period last year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Personal data protection in public sector set for overhaul; 3 in 4 agencies found non-compliant with Govt standards
Personal data protection systems across Singapore’s public sector are set for a significant overhaul after a high-level committee released a report on Wednesday (Nov 27) finding that about three in four agencies fell short of Government standards in at least one area.
— Today Online

Singapore Islamic Hub holds anti-terror drill
The Singapore Islamic Hub in Braddell Road held an anti-terrorism exercise on Wednesday (Nov 27), the second time this week that such drills were conducted in places of worship.
— The Straits Times

Singapore Athletics gives pole vaulter Rachel Yang 5-figure sum as ‘gesture of goodwill’ after Asiad qualification snafu
Singapore Athletics (SA) will give national pole vaulter Rachel Yang a five-figure sum after admitting that the 37-year-old was “provided with information which was confusing” and led to the assistant marketing manager being unable to compete at last year’s Asian Games.
— The Straits Times

Police arrest man for hammering oncoming vehicles in Bedok North
A man who was hammering oncoming vehicles in the middle of Bedok North Roadwas arrested by the police on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— The Straits Times

How review committee’s recommendations could have prevented government data breaches and leaks
The various data security incidents that occurred in the last few years prompted the Government to set up the high-level Public Sector Data Security Review Committee (PSDSRC), which on Wednesday (Nov 27) announced a host of recommendations to bolster data security.
— The Straits Times

Vietnam closes in on Singapore as fintech funding booms
Vietnamese financial technology startups are quickly catching up to Singapore in attracting Southeast Asian venture capital funding, with Indonesia rounding out the region’s top three investment destinations.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Government accepts 5 measures to improve data security, to set up single contact for public to report breaches
The public will soon have a single contact point to report Government data incidents like unauthorised copying or disclosures.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Over 100 local farms benefit from fund to help them modernise, innovate and increase yield
A total of 107 local farms have benefited from a $63 million fund to help them boost yields and increase production capabilities, said Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Insurance agent fined for not reporting S$2 million in income
An insurance agent has been found guilty of evading more than S$631,000 in taxes by under-reporting her income and failing to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Competition watchdog seeks public feedback on SIA-Malaysia Airlines deal
The competition watchdog is seeking public feedback regarding the recently-announced tie-up between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysia Airlines.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Retired Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, ex-top civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow honoured by NUS with alumni awards
Now aged 82, Mr Chan Sek Keong was the first local law graduate to be appointed attorney-general and later, the Chief Justice of Singapore.
— The Straits Times

Chinese national fined, jailed for illegally subletting house, working without valid work pass and bribery bid
A Chinese national was fined $56,620 and sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Nov 27) for a series of offences relating to converting a two-storey terrace house he rented into a workers’ dormitory.
— The Straits Times

Singapore Sports Hub recruits former tourism board chief as CEO
Singapore Sports Hub will be headed by a former chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, Mr Lionel Yeo, from Feb 3 next year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SG Bike completes Mobike takeover to become largest bike-sharing operator in Singapore
Bike-sharing operator SG Bike announced on Wednesday (Nov 27) that it has completed its takeover of Mobike’s licence, a move that will allow it to operate a fleet of 25,000 bicycles in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

4th worksite death in November: Foreign worker struck by collapsing wall in ACS (Barker) dies
The 38-year-old Bangladeshi national was carrying out housekeeping works beside the brick wall of the school building.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOE justifies denying true copy of PSLE results certificate to student from struggling family
The “long-standing practice” of withholding the original copy of a student’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results slip is not based on the intention of “recovering the money”, said the Ministry of Education (MOE).
— The Online Citizen

Jail for husband and wife who ran hotel spa offering sex services, half-naked masseuses
A married couple ran a spa in a hotel in Little India that offered massages by half-naked masseuses as well as sexual services.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Family of woman in vegetative state loses suit against NUH and neurosurgeon
The family of an elderly woman, who is in a vegetative state following surgery in June 2014 to remove a brain tumour, has lost a negligence suit against the National University Hospital (NUH) and its head neurosurgeon.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SPH Reit cites good prospects for Aussie mall investment at AGM
Unitholders questioned SPH Reit’s manager over a proposed Australian acquisition at the annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Children on The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund programme get special trip to River Safari
They toured a hospital, complete with an accident and emergency department and operating area, and watched as a patient was treated.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Online Citizen trial: District judge rejects application for Constitution-related question to be addressed in High Court
Defence lawyer M. Ravi’s application for the High Court to determine if the Singapore Cabinet has the same protection under the Constitution as an individual has been thrown out by a district judge.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mixed-use development One Holland Village to include homes, retail, offices and community spaces
The upcoming mixed-use development One Holland Village in Holland Drive will feature 296 residential apartments, 255 serviced units, as well as retail, office and community spaces.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Suspicious objects turn out to be malicious in 72% of cases which could jeopardise corporate security if not investigated, reveals Kaspersky analysis
Kaspersky experts have analysed the anonymised and aggregated statistics from requests to the Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal – a web service which provides customers with knowledge about cyberthreats gathered by Kaspersky.
— The Online Citizen

3 farms to operate 5 Lim Chu Kang land parcels
Five land parcels for farming in Lim Chu Kang have found new operators, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mother accused of pouring hot water on son until he died was scalded as a child, court hears
A mother accused of throwing hot water on her five-year-old son until he died was scalded as a child by her own mother, a court heard on Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SGH patient in hospital gown caught on video riding mobility scooter in Chinatown bus lane
A patient from Singapore General Hospital (SGH) took off on a road trip last Saturday (Nov 23), wearing a hospital gown as he rode a mobility scooter in a bus lane in Chinatown.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

26-year-old S’porean man missing, last seen at Ang Moh Kio Hub on Nov. 26, 2019
Anyone with information should report it to the police.
— Mothership

Man arrested for allegedly providing illegal moneylending and remittance services to maids
A 67-year-old man was arrested on Sunday (Nov 24) for allegedly running an illegal moneylending business.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Teen e-scooter rider charged after allegedly knocking down 12-year-old boy in Yishun
Brendon Lim Chun Hsien was charged with causing hurt by a rash act, and is out on bail of $2,000.
— 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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