Singapore morning news for September 9

Singapore morning news for September 9

Singapore morning news

Singapore payment firms to tap specialised legal expertise on compliance under new plan
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) have rolled out a payments regulatory evaluation programme to help connect the payments industry with legal service providers.
— The Business Times

Firms must ensure minimal impact on commuters if they offer courier services: LTA
A growing number of ride-hailing and taxi drivers are expected to take on courier jobs during off-peak period, but commuters need not worry about this affecting the number of rides available.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Funky Fields organic vegan spreadable recalled due to ‘undisclosed allergen’
A recall has been issued for Funky Fields Organic Vegan Spreadable, an alternative to butter, due to the presence of whey protein, an undeclared allergen.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

New infectious diseases centre boasts new tech
At the new National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), every patient, visitor and staff member is tracked through electronic eyes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore insurance body offers standard form to simplify pre-authorisation of hospital bills
THE Life Insurance Association, Singapore (LIA Singapore) has introduced a standard form for the pre-authorisation of hospital and surgical bills.
— The Business Times

PUB releases thousands of fish in Pandan Reservoir to combat midges
National water agency PUB has released tens of thousands of fish into Pandan Reservoir, the latest measure employed to try to control the midge pupae population, it said on Friday (Sep 6).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Consulting doctor without leaving home, and in less than 5 minutes
The Sunday Times tested out a telemedicine app to see just how easy it would be to get an electronic medical certificate (MC) from the comfort of one’s home.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Spotlight on Singapore’s next GE: How the electoral boundaries could change
The committee tasked to review electoral boundaries before every general election was formed last month, and is in the midst of its work. Insight looks at which constituencies could be redrawn.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Expected restructuring bids could test Singapore’s insolvency regime
THE legal changes that have made Singapore’s debt-restructuring regime friendlier to debtors could meet their biggest test yet as weaker economic conditions send more companies into distress, legal practitioners say.
— The Business Times

Workforce Singapore upgrades career portal to ease hiring process | Video
To meet the increase in postings placed on national online jobs portal MyCareersFuture, Workforce Singapore on Sunday (Sep 8) announced several new features to ease the hiring and job-seeking process.
— CNA

NTUC Income Study: 79% of young Singaporeans believe they will be the next sandwich generation
In an emotional video called ‘The Promise’, NTUC Income showed the challenges faced by many middle-aged Singaporeans in their 30s and 40s – having to financially support for their own children and their ageing parents at the same time.
— The Online Citizen

Media Literacy Council removes post saying satire is fake news, says sorry for ‘confusion’ caused
The Media Literacy Council (MLC) took down a Facebook post with a graphic that received flak from Singaporeans for listing satire and clickbait as “fake news”.
— Mothership

Think about the big picture, and not just bread and butter issues: Masagos
Big-picture issues such as climate change, the economy and the importance of pre-schools were the topics discussed by Malay community leaders, volunteers and youth at a dialogue on Sunday (Sept 8).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSA buying 200 LNG trucks for port use in green push
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) is buying 200 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks as part of a push to be greener.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Centre for critically ill kids opens new site
As a three-year-old recovering from leukaemia, Damien cannot go to a pre-school. But he has friends and fun just like any other pre-schooler.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singaporeans in US boat fire tragedy: Family gives DNA samples to identify victim
The family of researcher Sunil Singh Sandhu, 46, who is believed to have died in a fire on a recreational scuba diving vessel in the United States, has done DNA cheek swabs at the US Embassy in Singapore to help with the identification of his body.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mugabe died in Singapore, body to be flown back to Zimbabwe: MFA
Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe died aged 95 at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Friday (Sep 6).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Ministry to respond if VEP applies to Singapore vehicles only
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will consider an appropriate response if Malaysia applies a vehicle entry permit (VEP) requirement to only Singapore-registered vehicles.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doctors must issue MCs responsibly, says MOH
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that when medical certificates are generated electronically, doctors must be responsible and that there are security protocols to prevent fraudulent issuance of the certificates.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Wasteful practices of affluence must stop
Let’s consider a set of new 3Rs for environmental sustainability – namely, reinvention, recalibration and reward, says Nominated Member of Parliament Professor Lim Sun Sun.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

The Weekly Nibble: Singapore Banks’ Dividends
A weekly roundup of some of the most interesting and popular articles that have appeared on our site during the past week.
— The Motley Fool

Singapore SMEs in HK look to things returning to normal
SOME Singapore companies in Hong Kong remain confident of doing business there – even as protests show no signs of abating after chief executive Carrie Lam formally withdraws the extradition Bill.
— The Business Times

Court documents claim PM Lee ‘suffered loss and damage’ following publication of The Online Citizen article
An article published on The Online Citizen (TOC) gravely injures Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s character and reputation, according to court documents filed by PM Lee’s lawyers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporean diver Tan Wei confirmed to be among the 34 California boat blaze victims
Singaporean diver Ms Tan Wei has been confirmed as one of the 34 victims who died aboard a boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California, her family told CNA on Friday (Sep 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

German businessman gets jail for promoting overseas child sex tours to undercover Singapore police
A German businessman was sentenced to five-and-a-half years’ jail on Friday (Sep 6) for promoting commercial sex with minors in the Philippines.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee at the SUSS Ministerial Forum: “In Singapore, I think by and large we’ve got our education system working”
During an hour-long ministerial forum with students of the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) on 4 September, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong answered several questions from the audience.
— The Online Citizen

Scooterson launches light-weight foldable smart e-scooter; to be available in Singapore from Oct
The subscription fee is US$36 per month for Elf, which weighs less than 13.6kg US-based startup Scooterson, which has its R&D office in Singapore, has unveiled a new foldable light-weight smart e-scooter, Elf.
— e27

More than 760 PMD offences detected in August: LTA
A total of 761 offences related to personal mobility devices (PMDs) were detected – with 176 devices impounded – in August, LTA said in a Facebook post on Friday (Sep 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Expat Insider survey: Singapore ranks 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide
According to a recent Expat Insider 2019 survey by InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, Singapore is accounted among the top ten best destinations worldwide for the sixth time in a row, ranking 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide.
— The Online Citizen

Commentary: Shame is still prevalent among failed Singaporean startup founders
It is time to rethink our support and encouragement for Singaporean founders PM Lee spoke about startup founders are able to fail with no shame in Singapore’s culture.
— e27

Documentary in the works on the first Sikh in Singapore, freedom fighter Bhai Maharaj Singh
Unlike many other communities, the Sikhs in Singapore can trace the exact origin of their presence on the island to one man: freedom fighter Bhai Maharaj Singh.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tee International investigating unauthorised transactions worth over $6m linked to CEO
Mainboard-listed engineering group Tee International is appointing an external third party independent investigator to look into unauthorised transactions totalling $6.55 million made by its subsidiaries to related parties.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Stretch of Kallang River gets better flood protection after $86m facelift
A 1.8km stretch along the Kallang River has received a facelift, to make it not only more attractive but also a better defence against the onslaught of rain.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

System disruption causes delays at Tuas Checkpoint
The immigration clearance system at Tuas Checkpoint was disrupted for several hours from 4am yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore undergrads cut their teeth in Israel – land of start-ups and tech
Just before a group of Singaporean students made their way to Israel in May, worry hung over their heads.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Changing the way people feel about insurance
Mr David Broom, who joined FWD Insurance as its chief marketing officer in 2016, is excited to be part of a team that changes the way people feel about insurance.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Treating strokes: A race against time
When Richard Chew woke up one Thursday morning feeling “a weakness” on the right side of his body, he didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Airlines up the ante on the ground, in premium lounges
AMID crowded skies, the battle for premium passengers seems to be starting on the ground – with airport lounges.
— The Business Times

Nee Soon Town Council steps up fight against sanitary pad litterbugs in Yishun
Nee Soon Town Council is ramping up its battle against high-rise litterbugs at a housing block in Yishun, putting up notices in lifts and urging residents to report offenders to the National Environment Agency (NEA).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man fined for failing to declare US$440,000 cash when entering Singapore
A 49-year-old man was fined on Friday (Sep 6) for failing to declare that he was carrying US$440,000 in cash when entering Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Security, surveillance startup Oneberry raises US$22M Series A from CMIA Capital Partners, Bintang Capital Partners
CMIA Capital Partners is from Singapore while Bintang Capital Partners Berhad is from Malaysia Oneberry Technologies Pte. Ltd.
— e27

Man admits to leaving bag with toy grenade near Hong Lim Park to alarm protesters
A man admitted on Friday (Sep 6) to leaving a toy grenade attached to a bag full of old toys at the exit of an MRT station near Hong Lim Park to cause alarm to protesters.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 SIA flights from Singapore to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport rescheduled due to Typhoon Faxai
Two Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights have been rescheduled after a strong typhoon was forecast to hit Tokyo on Sunday (Sept 8).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

On phone with lawyer? That will go into bill
Lawyers disciplined for gross overcharging are uncommon, says the Law Society, with the number of such complaints numbering just two a year on average.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New scheme to link up Singapore fintech firms with legal expertise on compliance issues
WHILE evolving regulations have made it easier for financial technology (fintech) firms to do business in Singapore, they have also made compliance with the regulations more complex for these firms.
— The Business Times

Woman who drove against traffic in Upper Cross Street assisting police with investigations
A woman is assisting with police investigations after clips of her driving against traffic went viral online.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore man says he receives only S$15 in CPF payouts, says ‘will die of hunger’ before falling sick
A Singapore man shared his grievances with the Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme on Facebook, in a post that attracted more than 800 shares.
— Mothership

Car crashes into bus stop
A car ploughed into a bus stop near the junction of Blair Road and Kampong Bahru Road last night, taking down a sign and coming to a halt in vegetation behind the structure.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lunch with Sumiko: Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on politics, career and family
In a world of politics where remarks are often filtered, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo remains refreshingly frank.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wet market liable for oil splatter that led to woman’s fall and injury
A woman who slipped and suffered a tailbone fracture while walking along a corridor in a wet market will receive compensation after a district judge placed 65 per cent blame on the owner and operator of the premises.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Donated food gone to waste sparks debate on efforts of volunteers
It was a Facebook post that went viral because of the shocking pictures: Hundreds of instant noodle packets in a one-room rental flat of a 78-year-old man that were spilling out from the kitchen into the central area of his home.
— 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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