Singapore morning news for September 12

Singapore morning news for September 12

Singapore morning news

Singapore, Chongqing deepen cooperation with China’s first dedicated international data link
The China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Data Channel, China’s first point-to-point data link with another country, is a tie-up between Singtel, StarHub and China’s big three telcos.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Almost half of Singaporeans suffered at least 1 cybersecurity lapse in past year: CSA survey
Singaporeans’ cyber hygiene still has some room for improvement if the latest findings from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) are anything to go by.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

Illegal foreign delivery riders: Food delivery companies enforce stringent rules
Food delivery companies – GrabFood, Deliveroo and Foodpanda – have measures in place to ensure that foreigners do not work illegally as their delivery riders, they told CNA.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Competition watchdog seeks public feedback on BreadTalk’s S$80 million acquisition of Food Junction
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has asked the public for feedback on BreadTalk Group’s proposed acquisition of food court operator Food Junction Management (FJM).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

4,000 flats launched in first HDB sales exercise with higher grants, raised income ceilings
More than 4,000 new flats were launched for sale on Wednesday (Sep 11), in the first sales exercise where buyers can benefit from higher housing grants and raised income ceilings.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Grab Financial to launch Singapore-Philippines remittance corridor by year-end
Grab Financial, the financial arm of Southeast Asia’s most-valued ride-hailing startup, is looking to launch its first cross-border remittance corridor between Singapore and the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a top executive.
— Deal Street Asia

Hot spots detected in Kalimantan double, Singapore to still get occasional haze: NEA
The number of hot spots detected in Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Wednesday (Sept 11) has more than doubled, according to the National Environment Agency.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Changes in HDB grants: No price spikes for resale flats but EC crunch could worsen
While the resale market for ageing flats is set to see a boost from changes to housing grant schemes that kicked in yesterday, the prices of such flats may not necessarily rise in tandem with increased demand, property observers said.
— The Straits Times

39 people fall ill after eating food from Mum’s Kitchen Catering, Cherish Delights
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the licences of two caterers after 39 people in two separate cases suffered from gastroenteritis recently.
— The Straits Times

UOB launches initiative to help next generation leaders of Asia’s family-led firms
United Overseas Bank (UOB) will bring 50 next-generation Asian business leaders to China in November this year, for them to explore opportunities and connect with local business leaders for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Setting long-term goals and achieving them is one of Singapore’s greatest strengths: Ong Ye Kung
Singaporeans take a long-term view and expect the Government to not only understand the trends, challenges and opportunities of the future, but also take the necessary actions now.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New scheme offers funding and professional help for service companies to transform and boost productivity
Services sector companies can now tap government subsidies and professional guidance under the new Service Industry Transformation Programme announced by Manpower Minister Josephine Teo.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for man who committed cheating offences involving more than $1 million while on the run
A man who misappropriated more than $85,000 from his employer in 2008, and cheated 17 victims of more than $1 million while on the run, was finally arrested last year following a check at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino.
— The Straits Times

Singapore, Chongqing launch dedicated data channel to boost digital connectivity
Singapore and China’s Chongqing launched a dedicated data channel on Wednesday (Sep 11), with the two cities aiming to become regional data hubs to connect Southeast Asia with Western China.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

South-east Asia’s telecom sector rally could end soon, DBS says
The rally in South-east Asian telecommunications shares this year is unsustainable, given the weaker pace of data revenue growth, according to DBS Bank.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SGX, Chongqing Bureau deepen partnership to promote capital flows, fundraising
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Chongqing Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau (Chongqing Bureau) will be strengthening their joint efforts to encourage capital flows and enterprise fundraising.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mugabe’s body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe
The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe was flown out of Singapore on Wednesday (Sep 11) following his death last week, his nephew said, heading home for burial in a country bitterly divided by the hero-turned-despot’s legacy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

STB launches global incentive programme to further boost business tourism
THE Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched a global edition of its Inspire incentive programme to attract visitors from the global meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector.
— The Business Times

DBS speeds up trade financing for SMEs in China with blockchain platform
DBS Bank on Wednesday (Sept 11) launched its first multi-tier financing facility on a logistics blockchain platform to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China get faster access to trade financing.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore a major partner for us: Indian minister
Singapore is a major partner for India in every area of priority – smart cities, aviation, skills development and others – in the second term of the Modi government, a visiting Indian minister said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

US boat fire: S’porean’s family to take legal action if needed
The operators of the ill-fated diving boat, Conception, in the United States have filed a pre-emptive lawsuit to protect their company from having to pay massive damages, as the family of Singaporean victim Tan Wei told The Straits Times that they would pursue legal action if necessary.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Elections Dept puts up tender for at least 150 polling booths
The Elections Department is looking to acquire at least 150 booths that look set to be used for polling, according to tender documents seen by The Straits Times.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New SIT campus to be ‘living lab’ with high-tech energy system
The Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) upcoming Punggol campus will make it the first university in South-east Asia to have a multi-energy micro-grid network, a system which draws on different energy sources to address the energy needs of the campus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singdollar set to be among currencies in Libra basket: Facebook
Facebook has told United States senators that the initial basket of currencies that will back its Libra cryptocurrency will likely include the US dollar, euro, yen, British pound and Singapore dollar.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chan Chun Sing calls Chongqing party chief Chen Min’er an old friend, thanks support for S’pore companies
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing called Chongqing party chief Chen Min’er his “old friend”, as both sides reaffirmed close collaborative ties between Singapore and Chongqing.
— Mothership

One e-scooter rider fined, another jailed after victims suffered fractures in separate incidents
Tham Chee Boon, 36, was fined $3,500 following a near-collision with a pedestrian who became startled, stumbled backwards and fell, fracturing her skull as a result.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Business insurer QBE appoints Ronak Shah as Singapore CEO
Business insurance specialist QBE Insurance Group on Wednesday named Ronak Shah as its Singapore chief executive officer (CEO).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hands-on with the redesigned Samsung Galaxy Fold, launching in Singapore on Sep 18
Is it finally ready? CNA Lifestyle tested out the S$3,088 foldable smartphone and the new features it offers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man pleads guilty to molesting his 8-year-old neighbour
A married man who showed pornographic videos to his eight-year-old neighbour and touched her inappropriately pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated molestation yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man gets death penalty for trafficking heroin
A 59-year-old man was sentenced to death in the High Court after being found in possession of 52.75 g of diamorphine, also known as heroin, for the purpose of drug trafficking.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chinese concerts galore in Singapore: At least 20 coming in the next few months
In the coming months, Singaporean Peter Sng is looking forward to enjoying at least six Mandopop concerts.
— The Straits Times

S’pore bakery offers to pay retail assistants S$1,360 per hour, crushes dreams after correcting typo
Advertisements are made to sell you something, and this advertisement was basically selling dreams.
— Mothership

Police investigate unnatural death at Chin Swee Road HDB block
The police are investigating a case of unnatural death at Block 52 Chin Swee Road.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tampines St 22 stall sells halal charcoal-grilled unagi burgers, wagyu beef burgers & more
There are no lack of burger joints in Singapore, but there’s never enough for burger lovers.
— Mothership

Two men to be charged for recruiting gang members
Two men suspected of recruiting members for a gang will be charged on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man jailed for punching housemate over trash, knocking out his tooth
A painter who punched his housemate over a dispute about trash, knocking out his tooth, was sentenced to five weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Sep 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Good class bungalow in Jervois Road up for sale with $38.8m guide price
A two-storey good class bungalow (GCB) in Jervois Road is up for sale by tender with a guide price of $38.8 million, exclusive marketing agent JLL said on Wednesday (Sept 11).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ying Li halts trading pending announcement
Property developer Ying Li International Real Estate requested a trading halt on Wednesday morning (Sept 11), pending the release of an announcement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)



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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), September 10.


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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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