Singapore morning news for October 2

Singapore morning news for October 2

Singapore morning news

New cybersecurity masterplan to protect Singapore’s critical systems
New cybersecurity measures were unveiled on Tuesday (Oct 1) in light of threats to Operational Technology (OT) systems that control critical physical systems like power, water and transportation networks.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lower electricity, gas tariffs for Oct-Dec period
Households and businesses can expect lower electricity and gas bills for the next three months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HDB resale prices increase slightly in Q3 after four quarters of decline
Prices of resale flats for the third quarter of this year rose 0.1 per cent from the second quarter, according to flash estimates released by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Judge turns down defence lawyer’s suggestion for maid abuser to be given probation
A district judge has turned down a defence lawyer’s suggestion for probation to be given to his client who had been convicted of maid abuse.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commuters with medical conditions can get LTA stickers signalling they need seats on buses, trains
Commuters with medical conditions will now find it easier to travel on the MRT and public buses.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

LTA delays decision on licences for shared PMD operators again
The Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) review on which companies can operate shared personal mobility devices (PMDs) and bicycles here has been delayed for the second time this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Some parents take issue with PSLE 2019 maths paper and call it ‘exceptionally difficult’
This year’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) mathematics paper left some pupils in tears and drew a backlash from several parents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dry weather ends as Singapore bids farewell to hottest, driest September on record
The dry weather the Republic has been experiencing is officially over, the weatherman said on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Insurance industry working with union to train employees for digital economy
Workers in insurance companies are the next group to get more help with skills training to prepare for industry transformation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Facilities management industry mulls over climate change challenges
SOME 10,000 visitors are expected at a three-day architecture and building services conference series, where climate change and sustainability in the built environment are set to be key topics of discussion.
— The Business Times

How much has China learnt from Singapore? The two are fundamentally different, say panellists
A question on the relationship between China and Singapore sparked a rigorous debate at the Singapore Bicentennial Conference on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— The Straits Times

Tommy Koh hopes 4G leaders’ priorities include upholding racial harmony, a more equal society
As Singapore’s fourth-generation leaders prepare to step up to the plate, two of their priorities should be to maintain racial and religious harmony and make Singapore a more equal society, said Professor Tommy Koh on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— The Straits Times

New technology road map for facilities management companies to increase productivity
Companies that manage estates and facilities can consult a new guide to see what technologies are available for them to raise their productivity.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Straits Times removes defamatory forum letter after receiving his letter of demand: TOC editor
Terry Xu said that ST should have known better than to publish a letter that contained falsehoods.
— Mothership

Commuters stranded on board LRT trains during morning rush after system fault
Train services were down on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT lines on Tuesday (Oct 1) morning due to a system fault, leaving commuters stranded on board several light rail vehicles (LRVs) that had stalled on the tracks.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PwC Singapore to spend almost $10m on staff digital upskilling over next 2 years
PWC Singapore is committing close to $10 million over the next two years to develop the digital skills of over 3,500 employees, the professional services firm said on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Charities need to file annual submissions only once at new one-stop service
About 2,000 registered charities will now need to file their annual submissions only once, saving them administrative costs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore private home prices climb 0.9% in Q3
Private home prices in Singapore rose for the second consecutive quarter, with apartments in the central region proving most popular with buyers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Travel sites’ dodgy practices prompt pricing guidelines
Players in the online travel booking space are being put on notice after a sweeping study of the sector found that some Singaporeans have been paying more than they bargained for when booking their trips.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Interpol cybercrime director warns of rise in ‘CEO fraud’ cases
Business e-mail compromise (BEC), or CEO fraud, is an increasingly prevalent crime reported globally, with losses from it doubling from 2017 to last year, warned Interpol’s director of cybercrime Craig Jones yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Rail link deadline: Singapore agrees to KL request
Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for an additional one-month suspension of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project in the spirit of bilateral cooperation, and also to waive additional costs incurred during the period, said a Ministry of Transport (MOT) spokesman.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More hurt on the job, but deaths in workplace at seven-year low
More workers were injured on the job in the first half of this year, but the number of workplace deaths dipped to a seven-year low.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mass brawl seen in video did not happen in Singapore: Police
A mass brawl seen in a video that was circulated online did not happen in Singapore, police said on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PMD battery catches fire while charging in Marsiling flat, elderly man taken to hospital
The man was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for smoke inhalation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 primary schools girls found after going missing since Sep. 30, 2019
Two primary school girls were missing in Sengkang since Monday (Sep 30) morning have been found, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced on Twitter.
— Mothership

honestbee plans restructuring after being granted moratorium extension
The tumultuous state of Singapore-based e-commerce honestbee finally reaches a temporary settlement with the approval of moratorium extension until January 31, 2020.
— e27

Singapore shares rally on trade optimism with STI up more than 1%
Singapore shares surged on Tuesday morning (Oct 1) leading the rest of Asia tracking Wall Street gains overnight, as investors looked ahead to the resumption of talks between Beijing and Washington.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Payment delays improve for retail but worsen for manufacturing, services, wholesale sectors
Singapore’s manufacturing sector again suffered the largest increase in slow payments among the five sectors in the third quarter of this year, while the services and wholesale trade sectors also suffered quarter on quarter (q-o-q).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Red Cross honours volunteers, marks 70th year in S’pore
Former secondary school teacher Muhammad Ashik Mohamed Daud did not hesitate to help victims when tropical cyclone Mora struck Myanmar in May 2017.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fragmented trade systems lead to lower growth: Chan
Once the global economic, technological and capital market systems start getting fragmented, the world will be in for lower growth, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS working with taxman to offer Giro option for stamp duty payments from November
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) collected S$4.6 billion from stamp duties – a tax levied on property transactions – in fiscal 2019 for the year ended March 31, 2019, but with most taxpayers paying for their stamp duties using cheques.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s history of separation sets it apart from Hong Kong: Historian Wang Gungwu
Both Singapore and Hong Kong were once British colonies.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Arrests of left-wing forces a condition for Singapore becoming part of Malaysia in 1963, says historian
Without the arrest of left-wing forces in Singapore in 1963, its merger with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form the Federation of Malaysia would not have happened, said historian Tan Tai Yong on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man fined after leaving bag with toy grenade near Hong Lim Park to alarm protesters he disagreed with
A driver, who purposely left a bag with an attached toy grenade near Hong Lim Park in 2017, was fined $4,500 on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hong Kong protesters wave international flags, including S’pore’s, while marching on China’s 70th anniversary
Oct. 1, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
— Mothership

4 women charged in court with cheating pawnshops to redeem gold linked to Genneva investment scam
The women, aged between 36 and 52, were agents of Genneva, a gold investment company that sold gold bars under a buyback scheme between 2008 and 2012.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

This Singapore startup is set to turn Myanmar’s Yatai City to a blockchain-powered smart city
There is a widespread perception that it is easier to turn a well-developed city into a smart city. The reality is, however, different.
— e27

Cascadale condo in Changi relaunched for sale en bloc at unchanged $270m price
The owners of Cascadale condominium in Changi are making a second attempt at a collective sale at the same reserve price of $270 million, market agent JLL said on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Boustead Projects joint venture to buy IBM’s Tampines technology park property for $77.4m
Boustead Projects Limited’s 51 per cent-owned JV company, BP-TPM LLP, is buying IBM’s manufacturing facility in Tampines for $77.4 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Reini Otter takes the helm of Frasers Property’s new industrial, logistics unit
Frasers Property Industrial (FPI), the new integrated industrial and logistics strategic business unit of Frasers Property, will be led by Reini Otter as its chief executive officer (CEO).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Soh, Quah said to be hit with at least S$400m trading loss
THE penny stock crash in 2013 caused John Soh Chee Wen and Quah Su-Ling to incur at least S$400 million in trading losses, the High Court heard in the ongoing trial of the pair accused of manipulating the market.
— The Business Times

Bank lending up 0.6% in August on business loans
Bank lending has weathered the double hit from a weaker manufacturing sector due to the trade war, and a housing market rattled by economic uncertainty and last year’s cooling measures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Car catches fire in front of Toa Payoh temple, no injuries reported
A red car caught fire in front of the Toa Payoh Seu Teck Sean Tong Temple on Tuesday afternoon (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man to be charged for flying drone close to the Padang during NDP 2019
A 21-year-old man will be charged in court on Wednesday (Oct 2) with flying a drone close to the Padang during the National Day Parade on Aug 9.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man charged with taking upskirt and shower videos of women in Yale-NUS College
A 26-year-old man was charged on Tuesday (Oct 1) with taking illicit videos of several women at Yale-NUS College.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Generation Grit: He broke his bones more than a hundred times but his spirit was unbreakable
When he was a child, a simple sneeze or a cough could snap his bones like twigs, causing excruciating pain for Mr Jeremy Lim, 29, who has osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bone disease.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for math tutor who abused 12-year-old pupil, leaving him with bruises
A mathematics tutor who physically abused her 12-year-old pupil, pulling his ear and pinching his thighs, was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mandopop singer Eric Chou to perform in Singapore on Dec 14
Tickets for his How Have You Been Asia Tour 2019 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium go on sale on Oct 5.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Maid who ill-treated two young girls under her care sentenced to 14 months’ jail
A maid repeatedly ill-treated two young girls under her care, hitting the children with, among other things, a broom handle and a remote control.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chin Swee Road death: Mother accused of killing daughter remanded for psychiatric observation
A woman accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, with her husband as her accomplice, was ordered to be sent for psychiatric observation on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Here’s a sure-win bet for Singapore companies and workers as recession looms
Recession or not, our companies need to persist with business transformation and training to rise against the tide of this choppy economic slowdown, says SBF CEO Ho Meng Kit.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

No Signboard names Lok Pei San as group CFO after Voon Sze Yin quits
Seafood restaurant operator No Signboard on Monday appointed Lok Pei San as group chief financial officer (CFO), after Voon Sze Yin resigned from the role.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Repeat road rage offender faces jail again
A prosecutor sought three years and six weeks’ jail for a man who committed multiple counts of road rage and assault even after he had been jailed in 2016 over similar offences.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Seniors cruise down memory lane with visit to Clifford Pier, boat ride
Clifford Pier used to be a hive of activity for sea travellers. Among the commuters who used the pier were devotees going to Kusu Island, one of the Southern Islands.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘My house is full of lawyers,’ defendant allegedly told remisier
A former remisier testified that when he asked his client Quah Su-Ling if she was manipulating the market, she replied: What are you scared of? My house is full of lawyers, a court heard.
— 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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