Singapore morning news for January 10

Singapore morning news for January 10

Singapore morning news

Big jump in dengue clusters over just two days
Twenty-two new dengue clusters have emerged, bringing the total number as at Wednesday to 108.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s adjusted gender pay gap narrows to 6%: MOM study
WHILE women still earn less than men in Singapore, the pay difference between men and women with similar roles, experience and age has narrowed over the years, even if other occupational segregation appears to have worsened, a study has found.
— The Business Times

417 road accidents involving cyclists and e-bike users last year, slight drop from 2018
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the improvement should not be taken for granted.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore telcos get more time for 5G bids
THE telecom regulator has pushed back its industry deadline for 5G licence bids, citing “requests from the mobile network operators (MNOs) for more time to submit proposals”.
— The Business Times

41 offenders caught since LTA enforced e-scooter ban on footpaths on Jan 1
LTA conducted enforcement activities in Bishan, Bukit Batok, Pasir Ris, Sengkang, Juong, Woodlands and Yishun.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Yong Pung How was ‘one of Singapore’s finest sons’: PM Lee
The late former chief justice Yong Pung How was one of Singapore’s finest sons, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Jan 9) in a letter of condolence to Mr Yong’s wife.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Thomson-East Coast Line stations to get 2 lifts, ticket machines with video capabilities
Most of the stations on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) – including the three opening in three weeks – will have two lifts instead of one to make life easier for commuters.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore photographer discovers sea turtles & seahorses living at Keppel Bay marina
Some feel-good environmental news to counter the doom and gloom about climate change.
— Mothership

Man on trial for trespassing into flat and sexually violating maid
A domestic worker ironing clothes one afternoon had a shock when a drunk man trespassed into her employer’s flat through the unlocked front door and crept into her room, the High Court heard on Thursday (Jan 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mynas not a minor problem: Number of bird complaints rise 140% in 6 years
Parks has cut down on culling and turned to new methods of control like reducing food sources and modifying habitats.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HDB resale flats sales dropped 3% despite slightly lower prices
The sale Housing Board (HDB) resale flats in December last year declined by three per cent compared to the November despite the slight dip in prices.
— The Online Citizen

New member and alternate member appointed to Council of Presidential Advisers
President Halimah Yacob has appointed a member and alternate member to the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Online users slam MP Chan Chun Sing’s reasoning for bringing in more foreign talents
On Monday (6 January), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament that Singapore cannot turn down investments that bring in foreign talents into the country because it will create higher-paying jobs for the current generation of Singaporeans, as well as for the future generations.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore Exchange scraps compulsory quarterly reporting for companies
Companies listed on Singapore Exchange will no longer be required to file quarterly reports, in line with practices in global markets including Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the European Union, the bourse’s regulatory unit said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HSBC sees expansionary Singapore Budget with stimulus package that may be largest in decade
While recovering, economic growth in Singapore is likely to remain subdued in 2020, which HSBC Private Bank has said could result in a fiscal stimulus package that may be the largest in a decade.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NTUC relief fund to help e-scooter delivery riders extended to March 31
A relief fund to help e-scooter delivery riders facing financial difficulties will be extended to March 31, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said on Thursday (Jan 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chee Hong Tat warns against ‘politics of division and envy’ over employment data
Singapore must “firmly reject all attempts to drive a wedge between different groups within society, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat said on Wednesday (Jan 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New electric car models make debut at bigger Singapore Motorshow
Despite an increasingly uncertain economic outlook and a smaller COE quota this year, the Singapore Motorshow opened on Thursday (Jan 9) across three floors at the Suntec Convention Centre – up from two last year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7 helped police nab culprits, 3 helped foil Internet-related scams; all receive Public-Spiritedness Award
A team effort by four quick-thinking employees at the Sephora store in Bugis Plus not only helped nab a persistent sex pest but also landed them a coveted award on Thursday (Jan 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man, 48, jailed for his role in staged robbery at Kopitiam office in Sengkang
A man out on bail for drug-related offences agreed to stage a robbery at a Kopitiam office in Sengkang, a ruse planned by one of its managers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New Mufti appointed as MUIS sees changes to senior religious leadership
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) announced on Thursday (Jan 9) the appointment of a new Mufti, who will assume office on Mar 1.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chee Hong Tat: Pritam Singh failed to acknowledge ‘comprehensive & clear’ employment data provided
Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat has waded into the employment statistics Parliament debate between Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh and Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing.
— Mothership

Japan’s largest conveyor belt sushi chain opening 2 more outlets in Woodlands & Orchard
Sushiro opened its first outlet in Singapore at Tiong Bahru Plaza in August 2019.
— Mothership

Self-help group Mendaki to get new CEO in April
A senior assistant commissioner in the Singapore Police Force is returning to self-help group Mendaki to lead it from April 2020.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman jailed 29 months for cheating S$72,000 in training grants
A training consultant was sentenced to 29 months’ jail on Thursday (Jan 9) for cheating S$72,000 in training grants.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore’s 1st batch of naval divers once did push-ups with 30+kg double cylinders on their backs
We speak to two divers and their commanders from Singapore’s pioneer Naval Diving Unit batch about what training and operations were like.
— Mothership

Quarterly reporting rule scrapped for most firms as SGX revamps disclosure regime
The rule will now be applied only to firms considered at risk.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SMU and Mindef renew Warriors Scholarship for retiring SAF regulars
Master Warrant Officer Chia Mui Sowe currently trains military recruits but come next year, he will be prepared for a job in corporate communications.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singtel associate Bharti Airtel launches $4b in share, bond sale to pay massive fine
Bharti Airtel has proposed to raise up to US$3 billion (S$4.05 billion) from a mix of debt and equity, which will enable it to pay a hefty fine as well as finance capital expenditure.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Creativity meets entrepreneurship: Why it is the next big thing Singapore needs to thrive
As a country with just over 50 years of independence, Singapore has, for many decades, punched above her own weight on the international stage.
— e27

SDP takes POFMA battle to court, files summons against Manpower Minister Josephine Teo
Following the Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo’s rejection of the Singapore Democratic Party’s application to cancel the correction orders she issued to the party under the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), SDP is taking the matter to Court.
— The Online Citizen

Volunteer urges S’poreans to only give usable items after tattered mattress donated to needy
Volunteers often have to pay for the transportation of the donated item.
— Mothership

Teenage girl found dead at foot of multi-storey car park in Pasir Ris
A teenage girl was found dead at the foot of a multi-storey carpark in Pasir Ris on Wednesday (Jan 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

When policemen wore shorts: S’pore’s oldest living retired officer recounts the early years of the force
For many Singaporeans, the phrase last time policemen wear shorts may just be a way of saying that something happened a long time ago.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 women step forward to adopt baby found in Bedok North rubbish bin
Maternal instincts in at least two women in Singapore have kicked in as they have stepped forward to offer to adopt the baby that was found in a rubbish chute bin at Block 534 Bedok North Street 3 on Tuesday morning.
— Mothership

Man dies after falling from supply ship en route to Singapore
A 40-year-old man died after a fatal workplace accident on board a Singapore-registered ship last Thursday (Jan 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Four male suspects, including a 14-year-old, arrested for loan-shark harassment
Four male suspects – two teenagers and two men, aged between 14 and 24 – were arrested for their involvement in two separate cases of loan-shark harassment, the police said on Wednesday night (Jan 8).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


Feature photo Kenneth Tan

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on street food throughout Asean.


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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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