Singapore morning news for October 28

Singapore morning news for October 28

Singapore morning news

Measles cases in Singapore hit 149 amid global increase
The number of measles cases in Singapore has hit the highest level since an outbreak in 1997, figures from the Ministry of Health on Thursday (Oct 24) showed.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SAF officer charged for CFC Liu Kai’s death in Bionix accident; 5 others face charges for spreading photos of incident
An officer from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) was charged in court on Friday (25 October) for causing the death of full-time national serviceman (NSF) Liu Kai last year.
— The Online Citizen

Modest recovery in factory output for September
SINGAPORE’S factory output made a modest recovery in September with a year-on-year expansion of 0.1 per cent boosted by biomedical manufacturing, much to the surprise of economists who had largely expected a further contraction.
— The Business Times

Positive reading for retail property market in Q3 but risks remain
SINGAPORE’S retail property market chalked up a sound performance in the third quarter, but the path to recovery could be bumpy given external headwinds and challenges in the retail landscape.
— The Business Times

Free mediation service available for maids in disputes with employers or employment agencies from November
From November, foreign domestic workers who have disputes with their employers or employment agencies can get free mediation services and arrive at legally binding settlement agreements.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: In English-speaking Singapore, children face huge challenges in mastering mother tongue
From a child’s perspective, arguing that they have to master mother tongue because of economic or cultural reasons cuts no ice, says mum June Yong.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

From Third World to First: Do Singaporeans in their 40s today have it better?
Each generation of Singaporeans in their 40s has it better than the previous one, but red flags may be emerging over home ownership and marriage rates.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hong Kong, Singapore and how elections affect home ownership and prices
HK protesters want the right to vote because that helps tilt the balance of power in favour of ordinary folk
— The Straits Times

Singapore’s first automated bike parking facility to cease operation
The first automated underground bicycle parking system in Singapore will cease operating on Dec 28 due to a low take-up rate.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Noise top cause of spats in housing estates
More than 100 cases involving neighbour disputes over noise were handled by the Ministry of Law’s Community Mediation Centre annually over the past three years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Office rents fall 0.6% in Q3, rental growth projected to slow
OFFICE rents in the Central Region eased 0.6 per cent in the third quarter, according to the latest data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
— The Business Times

URA’s Q3 private home price index posts 1.3% q-o-q rise
THE 1.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter rise in Singapore’s overall private home price index in the third quarter of this year created some excitement in property circles on Friday.
— The Business Times

Safety a concern for some as testing of driverless vehicles is extended
While extending the trials of autonomous vehicles (AVs) to more public roads is a necessary step in the development of the technology, some road users have questions about the implications for safety.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Poor take-up rate with nearly 50% of apartments sold at Midwood condo first launch weekend
Midwood condominium at Hillview saw a disappointing take-up rate of just under 50 per cent on its first launch weekend launch, the condo said on Sunday (Oct 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Election Dept: Presidential Elections Committee did not select President
Two weeks ago (13 Oct), Straits Times Opinion Editor Chua Mui Hoong wrote an opinion piece on ST warning 4G leaders from the People’s Action Party (PAP) not to go overboard and become perceived as the domineering party, ready and willing to thumb down critics (‘PAP and the politics of dominance’).
— The Online Citizen

Surgery invoice for ‘$600,00’ bearing SGH logo is a scam, says hospital
The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has warned against a scam involving a fake invoice bearing its logo.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Plastic bag fee sparks unbagged trash fears
If slapping a surcharge on plastic bags leads to people chucking icky waste down rubbish chutes without bagging it first, who is responsible for containing the problem?
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

24-hour hotline for caregivers in South West District
In an effort to provide more support to a growing pool of caregivers in Singapore’s ageing society, South West Community Development Council (CDC) yesterday launched a one-stop caregiving hotline.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Expert: Important for Singapore to have range of data
Singapore’s plan to put autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the roads here was praised by global robotics expert Ayanna Howard, who raised questions about the way AV tests are currently conducted overseas.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Noise meters installed at void decks, community spaces in 5 HDB estates
The gadgets were placed in Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Sembawang and Yishun this month as part of a pilot project by the Singapore Kindness Movement and the Municipal Services Office.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NParks launches public consultation on review of pet sector
The National Parks Board (NParks) on Saturday (Oct 26) launched a public consultation to gather input on a review of the pet sector.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cigarettes found hidden in modified car fuel tank, bumpers at Woodlands Checkpoint
More than 300 cartons of cigarettes were found hidden in several modified cars at the Woodlands Checkpoint this week, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said on Saturday (Oct 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

RGS staff confirmed ‘ordinary Singaporean’ quote, asked for it to be attributed to ‘spokesman’: TNP editor
The editor of The New Paper (TNP) Lim Han Ming said on Friday evening (Oct 25) that a controversial comment in an article about Raffles Girls’ School (RGS) moving away from Orchard Road was confirmed by a member of the school staff.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

10 private estates to get S$29 million upgrading
The Ministry of National Development (MND) said on Friday (Oct 25) that it will set aside S$29 million to upgrade another 10 private estates.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 10,000 cartons of cigarettes found hidden among toilet rolls, printer parts
More than 10,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found hidden in the cargo of two Malaysia-registered trucks at Tuas Checkpoint on Thursday (Oct 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 100 arrested in CNB raids, ‘cannabis chocolate’ among drugs seized
A total of 138 suspected drug offenders were arrested in a recent islandwide operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), which also saw the seizure of various drugs and drug-related items including cannabis-infused candy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Greater participation in green workshops, amid calls for more climate change education in schools
At Elias Park Primary School (EPPS), primary three students were rewarded for finishing their food this year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cyclist who lost an arm takes part in car-free weekend as a superhero
It had always been a childhood dream of avid cyclist Mow Lai Lin, 50, to don a superhero costume.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Marking 150 years: Step inside the Istana and explore unusual spots, with ST multimedia guide
Fly by the grand facade of the Istana’s iconic main building, walk under the brightly lit chandeliers of the State Room, and explore unusual spots in the sprawling estate of the President’s official residence.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Receptionist at Mount Elizabeth clinic gets jail for embezzling more than S$88,000
A receptionist at a clinic in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre embezzled more than S$88,000 over three-and-a-half years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Seafood restaurant CEO bows in apology for live crab claw machine, says approval wasn’t given
The CEO of a Punggol seafood restaurant that allowed people to catch live crabs using a claw machine has apologised, admitting it caused public concern and vowing to remove the crabs from the machine.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singtel’s investee company Bharti Airtel to pay Indian govt USD3b in past due
It was reported on Bloomberg yesterday (24 Oct) that India’s Supreme Court ordered several telecom carriers, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and many defunct ones, to pay the government as much as 920 billion rupees (US$13 billion) in past dues, dealing a blow to the struggling telecom carriers.
— The Online Citizen

Hole in Geylang road forces lane closure
A hole appeared on a road in Geylang on Friday (Oct 25) morning, prompting repair works that went on into the evening.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Former head of international college jailed in Singapore for drug offences
The former head of an international college was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Friday (Oct 25) for drug offences in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

4 Reasons Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited Is on My Watch List
Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited (SGX: D01) has been hit by headwinds in the brick-and-mortar retail space. However, here are four reasons I continue to keep this company on my watch list.
— The Motley Fool

Taoists complain about Halloween costumes on Qoo10, website looking into issue
E-commerce website Qoo10 is looking into Halloween costumes depicting Taoist deities sold on its site, following concerns raised by devotees. .
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

An open letter to the almost but never quite there
Dear Sir/Madam Almost But Never Quite There, This is an open letter to the hustlers.
— e27

There are only 16 cats left on “S’pore’s cat island”
St John’s Island used to be absolutely filled with cats.
— Mothership

63-year-old man found dead in Ang Mo Kio, woman arrested
A 63-year-old man was found dead on Sunday (Oct 27) at block 633 in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Condo resident who yelled at security officers: Man’s employer looking into matter
The security employees’ union said it stands united with its officers after a video of a man yelling and hurling vulgarities at his Whampoa condominium’s security guards went viral.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore guy inspires thirst in international Asian dating platform with over 500,000 members
Subtle Asian Traits has been a phenomena, with over 1.57 million users in the group.
— Mothership

Driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people in refrigerated lorry trailer
He was also charged with people trafficking, immigration and money laundering.
— Mothership

From Myanmar, with blood: The Singaporean fighting tradition to take the martial art of lethwei to the world
The young men – some just boys – are lean and muscular. Sweat drips off them as they jostle and jab in the fading light.

Maids saddled with crippling debts after falling prey to phone scams by fellow maids
The fraud starts with a maid being shown a list of smartphones by a woman standing outside a telco shop.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A special Deepavali for Miss Universe Singapore
Deepavali today will be special for Miss Mohanaprabha, the newly crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2019.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Getting down to the ABCs of planning for retirement
After working in the financial sector for the past 30 years, it forces me to think about retirement now and then.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Kim Jong Un is using North Korea’s nuclear capabilities for extortion
North Korea’s blustery statements reflect the Kim regime’s confidence and its perceived position of strength vis-à-vis the Trump administration, says expert Jung H Pak.

Male molest numbers continue to rise; experts say some victims struggle to report cases
He was studying with a close friend in a secluded room in the school library when it happened.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man admits to flying drone near airbase without permit in first such case
A man admitted on Friday (Oct 25) to flying a drone near an airbase in the first case of its kind in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

RGS clarifies ‘ordinary Singaporean’ comment, says it was not made by school spokesperson
Raffles Girls’ School (RGS) said on Friday (Oct 25) that a controversial comment in The New Paper (TNP) about its move away from Orchard Road did not come from the school’s spokesperson.
— Channel NewsAsia (very 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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