Singapore morning news for October 8

Singapore morning news for October 8

Singapore morning news

Mandatory inspection for e-scooters every 2 years from April 2020: LTA
From April 2020, all e-scooters will have to undergo inspection every two years to ensure that they comply with the criteria for use on public paths, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wolbachia mosquitoes to be released in more neighbourhoods in Nee Soon and Tampines
Male Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes will be released in more areas in Nee Soon East and Tampines West in November, as part of the next phase of a study to reduce the Aedes mosquito population and fight dengue.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

CNB officer accused of assaulting man to force drug confession
An officer with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has been accused of assaulting a man in order to obtain a confession from him about drugs found in his bag.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SFA directs recall of US King Arthur Flour product due to possible bacteria contamination
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed a recall of a flour product from the Untied States due to possible bacteria contamination.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore seen narrowly dodging recession in Q3, MAS to ease monetary policy: Poll
Singapore’s economy likely escaped a technical recession in the third quarter even as growth stayed subdued, weighed down by the prolonged trade dispute between the United States and China, a Reuters poll showed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore poultry industry to get first smart and green factory with $40m UOB loan
Singapore Poultry Hub is setting up the first smart and green factory for the industry in Singapore with a $40 million loan from United Overseas Bank (UOB).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former bank officer to be charged with defrauding victims of over $1.9 million
A former bank officer is expected to be charged on Tuesday (Oct 8) with defrauding his victims of more than $1.9 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mothers looking to return to workforce will have access to 35 courses to pick up skills
From blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), to tips on how to start a home enterprise, mothers looking to return to the workforce will have a range of courses to choose from starting this month (October).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

52.5m tonnes of greenhouse gases generated by Singapore in 2017: MTI
Fifty-two-and-a-half million tonnes of greenhouse gases was generated by Singapore in 2017, with industries contributing about 60 per cent of this amount, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo to visit Singapore for Leaders’ Retreat
Indonesian President Joko Widodo will be in Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 8) for a two-day visit as part of the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat, said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a press statement.
— CNA

New rules on drone usage coming soon; Bill with stiffer penalties for offences introduced in Parliament
New regulations governing drone usage, including compulsory registration of all devices with a take-off weight of above 250g and a minimum operator age of 16, could be implemented “as soon as the end of this year”.
— The Straits Times

Wildlife corridor disrupted as vegetation in Bukit Batok levelled for BTO project
Part of a string of forest habitats that could have provided wild animals with a safe haven in the midst of development in the Tengah area has been levelled.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Impact of Saudi oil attacks on Singapore economy to be limited: Koh Poh Koon
Given the stabilisation in global oil prices and oil production capacity in Saudi Arabia returning to normal, the drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities last month will likely have “limited” impact on the Singapore economy, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nikkei takes minority stake in SPH-backed AI start-up DC Frontiers for $6.9m
Singapore artificial intelligence (AI) start-up DC Frontiers has raised US$5 million (S$6.9 million) from new strategic investor Nikkei Inc, the owner of the Financial Times (FT) and publisher of Nikkei Asian Review.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ong Ye Kung: Political dissent is a legit academic topic but schools must operate within S’pore laws
MOE had concerns that IHLs may be used to conduct partisan political activities to sow dissent.
— Mothership

Exercise Forging Sabre: Fighter jets to fly longer missions as new tanker aircraft makes debut
This year’s Singapore Armed Forces Exercise Forging Sabre held in Idaho will see fighter jets fly longer missions, as the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) makes an appearance in its first overseas exercise.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Investment returns of ultra-rich families hit by global uncertainties; many expect recession next year
Family offices, which are investment firms that manage money for the ultra-rich, had their average returns hit by heightened geopolitical tensions and market turbulence in the past year and they expect it to worsen in 2020.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Amendments to Women’s Charter to help police take ‘more decisive action’ against online vice
Harsher penalties for prostitution-related offences and new laws allowing more decisive action against online vice were among the proposed amendments to the Women’s Charter on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Training to identify signs of family violence for Islamic teachers
Islamic religious teachers, or asatizah, can now be trained to identity symptoms of family violence and take steps to help stop domestic abuse in order to counter misguided mindsets in the community.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore ‘quite confident’ of detecting and neutralising drones used in Saudi attacks: Ng Eng Hen
Singapore is quite confident of being able to detect and neutralise the alleged drones that were used to attack two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last month, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Supreme Court judge appointed Judicial Commissioner of Brunei Supreme Court
The Republic’s Justice Kannan Ramesh has been sworn in by Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court of Brunei on Monday (Oct 7).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mun Siong Engineering withdraws from proposed US joint venture
Watch-listed Mun Siong Engineering has withdrawn from its proposed 75 per cent joint venture (JV) in the US with a businessman, it announced on Monday (Oct 7).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMDs could be banned if rider behaviour does not improve: Janil Puthucheary
The use of personal mobility devices (PMDs) could be banned if the behaviour of riders does not improve, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

It will be painful for Asian countries to have to choose sides: PM Lee
Most countries in Asia would be very unhappy if they have to choose between America and China, and such a choice would be painful, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview with US broadcaster CNN which aired yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Yale-NUS course: Schools should not be misused for partisan politics, says Ong Ye Kung
Education institutions should not be misused as platforms for partisan politics, said Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Shanmugam: S’pore influencer & Sikh community incident shows spirit of new remedial initiative
A rather ugly online incident was transformed into a valuable learning experience, thanks to the patience and understanding of the young men of the Young Sikh Association of Singapore (YSA).
— Mothership

Flying air taxi to make first public showcase over Marina Bay on Oct 22
Save the date: Your first glimpse of a flying air-taxi could be in two weeks’ time, over Singapore’s Marina Bay.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Demolition work to start for Dakota Crescent and Pearl Bank Apartments
Parts of the 1958 Dakota Crescent estate will be torn down by the first half of next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Pimp managed Thai sex workers in 3 brothels, advertised their services on Sammyboy Forum
A pimp in a syndicate with at least nine Thai sex workers in its fold handled three brothels, advertised their services on Sammyboy Forum and made profits of roughly S$43,800 over about two years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Keppel, Sembcorp Marine strike deals with embattled Brazil firm over oil rigs
Singapore firms Keppel and Sembcorp Marine said on Monday (Oct 7) they had reached settlements with indebted Brazilian firm Sete Brasil over long-standing contracts to build drillships and rigs.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Bugis Cube launched for collective sale with $230m reserve price
Bugis Cube has been put up for collective sale via a public tender exercise at a reserve price of $230 million, marketing agent Cushman & Wakefield said on Monday (Oct 7).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Company director gets 15 months’ jail for raising funds without a prospectus; investors lose $2.8m
A director of advertising firm Brandz Group was sentenced to 15 months’ jail on Monday (Oct 7) for obtaining convertible loans as investments from the public without undergoing the proper proceedings to do so.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Public opinion can’t drive case decisions: Ex-chief prosecutor
The public prosecutor cannot ignore public opinion but also cannot allow it to drive prosecutorial decisions, which have to be based on the evidence of a case, said former chief prosecutor Mavis Chionh.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

How DBS became ‘001’ in Data Protection Trustmark Certification
Senior management buy-in was key to achieving Singapore’s first Data Protection Trustmark Certification
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chin Swee Road death: Agencies, social workers ‘did not suspect’ toddler had gone missing
Social workers and officers who were in contact with the family of a two-year-old girl found dead in a Chin Swee Road flat did not suspect that the child had gone missing or had come to any harm, based on what was told to them at the time.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

3-year-old boy run over by car outside Depot Road Hindu temple in stable condition
A young boy run over by a car last Saturday (Oct 5) outside a Hindu temple in Depot Road is in stable condition, said a temple spokesman on Monday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7-month-old baby dies from suffocation after being trapped between mattress and bed rail: Coroner
A seven-month-old baby was found dead in the master bedroom after getting trapped in the gap between her mattress and the bed rail, a coroner’s inquiry found on Friday (Oct 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Patient who wanted to smoke behaved aggressively when stopped by hospital staff, gets jail
A man who wanted to leave his hospital ward to smoke grew agitated when stopped by hospital staff and later attacked a security officer and a auxiliary police officer.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Baby likely died from ‘unintentional suffocation’ after mother fell asleep while breastfeeding
The baby’s mother woke up about 1½ hours later and found him unresponsive with vomit residue on his cheeks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 men get jail over deceptive trading in derivatives market
Two men were jailed for between four and 16 weeks on Monday (Oct 7) for spoofing the Singapore derivatives market in 2015 and 2016, and providing false information to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to cover their tracks.
— 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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