Singapore morning news for September 5

Singapore morning news for September 5

Singapore morning newsSingapore’s education system faces ‘biggest challenge’ of enabling continued learning, PM Lee says
Developing an education system that meets the needs of those in their 50s to 70s is a challenge Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says is “not easy at all” to solve but Singapore “will do it”.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Illegal for foreigners to work as Grabfood & Foodpanda riders: MOM
It is illegal for foreigners to work as riders for food delivery applications such as Deliveroo, Foodpanda and Grabfood, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in Parliament on Wednesday.
— Mothership

Temasek CEO argues against proposed approach to tackle climate change, says more data is required
Yesterday, the CEO of Temasek Holdings Ho Ching shared an article published on Today that outlines several measures Singapore can embrace to be active in the fight against climate change.
— The Online Citizen

Parliament: Amended law passed to extend protection for children up to age 18
Vulnerable children and young offenders up to age 18 will receive better protection through a Bill that was passed in Parliament on Wednesday (Sept 4).
— The Straits Times

Elections Department announces formation of electoral boundaries committee
A committee that reviews electoral boundaries ahead of a General Election (GE) has been set up, said the Elections Department on Wednesday (Sep 4).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

December, April-May dates seen as likeliest for next Singapore GE
December or April to May next year appear to be the two most likely windows for the next general election.
— The Straits Times

Singapore-made QQ Fish brand products recalled in Canada not sold here: SFA
Various QQ Fish branded products made in the Republic that were recalled in Canada are not sold here, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Wednesday (Sept 4).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

160,000 government records publicly accessible on NAS online archives portal
The metadata of 160,000 Government records have been made available for public access on the National Archives of Singapore’s (NAS) Archives Online portal, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann said on Wednesday (Sep 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Six-member GRCs may vanish in Singapore, say analysts
The days of six-member constituencies may be over, in a nod to the ground realities that bigger is no longer preferred by voters, said political analysts.
— The Straits Times

Fees and bursaries for part-time students to be reviewed: PM Lee Hsien Loong
Fees and bursaries for part-time students will be reviewed, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Sept 4), adding to his announcement at last month’s National Day Rally announcement that tertiary education will be more affordable.
— The Straits Times

Singapore Tries to Find Its Own Path in Clash of AI Superpowers
The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is chilling global collaboration that has long driven breakthroughs in technology and science.
— Bloomberg

Commentary: The future is tech but where is Singapore’s engineering and IT talent?
The number of graduates from STEM disciplines has fallen over the same period, even as the number of STEM jobs has surged, says Randstad’s Clarence Quek.
— CNA

MPs question Government’s stand on single-use plastics as Parliament passes new sustainability Bill
The issue of single-use plastics was discussed in Parliament on Wednesday (Sep 4), with some Members of Parliament (MP) reiterating a call for plastic bag charges.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore slips to 40th most liveable city, behind Hong Kong: Economist survey
Hong Kong’s ranking overlooked the recent political unrest, but the disruption will likely affect its position in next year’s index.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Use of restraints in rehabilitation homes among MPs’ concerns for proposed changes to Children and Young Persons Act
The proposal for the use of restraints in rehabilitation homes for youth offenders and the possible undermining of parental rights and status were among the concerns raised during the debate on the amendments to the Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Editor of The Online Citizen says will not comply with PM Lee’s request on article, Facebook post
The editor of The Online Citizen Terry Xu said on Wednesday (Sep 4) that he will not comply with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s request to remove an article from the website and to take down a Facebook post.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COE prices continue to dip across the board
Certificate of entitlement (COE) prices ended lower across the board in the latest tender on Wednesday (Sept 4), continuing a dip seen in the previous tender two weeks ago.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Taobao’s first physical store in South-east Asia opens in Funan
Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao has opened its first store in South-east Asia, in Funan mall, to cater to rising demand for its home furniture goods.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SMC loses appeal and has to pay plastic surgeon’s legal fees for disciplinary hearing
Just because the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) is the professional watchdog does not mean that it can act with absolute impunity, the Court of Three Judges ruled on Wednesday (Sept 4) when it upheld a disciplinary tribunal’s decision to make the SMC pay the legal costs of a high profile plastic surgeon.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Interview with Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss: I am passionate about upholding the cause of the citizenry and defending the political space for non-PAP voices
On Wednesday morning (4 September), lawyer and opposition politician Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss announced on Facebook her resignation from the Singapore People’s Party (SPP).
— The Online Citizen

Quick-thinking secondary school girl saves traffic accident victim with CPR
The student from Temasek Secondary School immediately asked a fellow passenger to call 995 before putting her first aid training to use, the SCDF said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

FairPrice to charge for plastic bags, McDonald’s to stop providing plastic straws at some outlets
The supermarket giant will start charging 10 cents and 20 cents for plastic bag use at the seven outlets in a month-long trial from Sept 16.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Sichuan deepen cooperation in sectors including medtech
SINGAPORE firms forged 17 partnerships with Sichuan companies on Wednesday in a bid to deepen cooperation in sectors such as medical technology, transport, logistics and lifestyle.
— The Business Times

CDL bags $250m sustainability-linked loan from DBS
City Developments Limited (CDL) has obtained a $250 million three-year revolving credit facility from DBS Bank to promote the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Progress Singapore Party meets political specialists at Facebook’s Singapore office
Members of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), one of the newest opposition parties in the Singapore political landscape, paid a visit to social media giant Facebook’s Singapore office on Tue (3 Sep) in a bid to gain greater insight into the best means of communicating with the public.
— The Online Citizen

Seven teachers receive President’s Award for dedication and innovation
Science teacher Mohamed Azhar Mohamed Noor thinks way outside the box when it comes to teaching his charges about animal adaptation and evolution.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ST Podcast: The Greta effect in Singapore
In this new podcast series for 2019, The Straits Times dives into all things green, blue and brown. Green Pulse analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Prudential raises group medical insurance coverage age to 100 for staff of corporate clients
Companies with group hospital insurance plans with Prudential Singapore will now be able to cover employees until they reach the age of 100 – if they want to work until then.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Arrest warrant issued for Norwegian accused of strangling Singapore woman’s husband in Phuket
An arrest warrant has been issued for the Norwegian man accused of killing a British tourist after strangling him during a fight, Thai police said on Wednesday (Sep 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Several measures in place to support local video gaming, e-sports industries: Chan Chun Sing
Singapore has several measures in place supporting start-ups and companies in the burgeoning video gaming and e-sports industry, which has seen success stories such as Razer, Sea and Secretlab, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (Sep 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Summit in Singapore examines gender inequality issues in science and research
In the past, car manufacturers largely used dummies that mimicked the male body for crash tests and designed safety features, including seat belts, with male drivers in mind.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Eight in 10 young Singaporeans believe they will be the next Sandwich Generation, reveals survey by NTUC Income
On Tuesday (3 Aug), insurance company NTUC Income released the findings from its latest research, focusing on the Sandwich Generation phenomenon in Singapore, which shows the harsh realities about how parents and young Singaporeans view their financial future.
— The Online Citizen

St George’s Road shops, apartments up for sale en bloc at $26.5m
A row of three shops and the residential units above them along St George’s Road will be launched on Thursday (Sept 5) for collective sale via private treaty at an asking price of $26.5 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 Malaysians arrested for working as self-employed food delivery riders
Two Malaysians were arrested in April for working as self-employed delivery riders, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in Parliament on Wednesday (Sep 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

UOB completes purchase of 75% stake in Indonesia’s PG Asset Management
UOB Asset Management (UOBAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of UOB, has expanded into Indonesia with the completion of its acquisition of a 75 per cent stake in PG Asset Management (PGAM).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Actor-singer Aliff Aziz accused of stealing cash, cigarettes and lighter
Actor-singer Mohamad Aliff Aziz is facing theft charges after he allegedly stole 1 million Rupiah ($100) and $300 from an actress while in a hotel room in town.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s 2019 growth forecast slashed to 0.6%, trade tensions remain top risk: MAS survey
Private sector economists and analysts have lowered their forecast for Singapore’s economic growth in 2019, according to a survey report released by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday (Sep 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

ComfortDelGro launches trial for on-demand bus service
ComfortDelGro announced on Wednesday (Sep 4) it has launched a three-month trial of an on-demand bus service in the eastern part of Singapore.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Exercise Cyber Star participants test out complex cyberattack scenarios
More than 250 participants took part in the third and largest multi-sector exercise aimed at improving Singapore’s crisis response capabilities and readiness to respond effectively to a cyberattack.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GuocoLand to launch Meyer Mansion condo on Sept 13 at prices starting from $2,700 psf
GuocoLand will open the sale of units in its freehold condominium Meyer Mansion on Sept 13 with prices starting from $2,700 per square foot (psf). The public preview will be held on Saturday (Sept 7).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SKECHERS and APSN support persons with special needs, evoke “kampung” nostalgia in Friendship Walk 2019
Held for the second year in Singapore, Skechers Friendship Walk 2019 came with an array of events that fostered family bonding and team spirit whilst serving as an annual fundraiser to help the less privileged.
— The Online Citizen

 

 

Feature photo Friends in Charity, Singapore

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Charity, September 5

 

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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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