Singapore morning news for July 17

Singapore morning news for July 17

Singapore morning news


Singapore reports 248 new COVID-19 cases, including 11 in the community
Singapore reported 248 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Thursday (Jul 16), including 11 cases in the community, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore company fined for illegally importing vegetables processed food from Malaysia
On Wednesday, a Singapore company was fined S$3,600 for illegally importing fresh vegetables and processed food from Malaysia, in an incident that happened last year..
— Fresh Plaza

Additional stimulus may not help Singapore’s economic recovery amid global risks, says Chan Chun Sing
The greatest economic uncertainty Singapore is facing now comes from the global external demand for its goods and services, in which additional Government stimulus may not be the best solution to it, said the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (15 July).
— The Online Citizen

RWS casino among new places visited by infectious coronavirus patients
Resorts World Sentosa’s casino was among the new places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (July 16).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ELD officially declares Leong Mun Wai and Hazel Poa of PSP the two NCMPs
The Returning Officer has declared that the candidates elected as Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMP) into the 14th Parliament are Leong Mun Wai and Hazel Poa from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP).
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: NCID says no cases of reinfection among recovered patients in Singapore
There have not been any cases of reinfection among recovered Covid-19 patients in Singapore, said the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on Thursday (July 16).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOE’s approach to COVID-19 cases is to ‘ring-fence’ on a ‘small scale’ instead of closing schools: Ong Ye Kung
The Ministry of Education’s (MOE) response when there are COVID-19 cases in schools is to ring-fence students and teachers, put them on leave of absence and to do it on a small scale instead of fully closing schools, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Thursday (Jul 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Employer reveals her worker is housed together with 11 healthy workers despite being tested positive for COVID-19 on 13 July
An employer revealed in a Facebook post on Wednesday (15 July) that one of her migrant workers, who was recently tested positive for COVID-19, was not immediately transferred to an isolation area following the results confirmation from the Ministry of Health (MOH).
— The Online Citizen

National University Singapore Working to Solve Challenges Created by COVID-19
Departments within the National University of Singapore have been rising up to solve the challenges that have been presented by COVID-19.
— Open Gov Asia

MAS reviewing banks’ capital plans, including dividend payouts
AMID “substantial uncertainty” over the global economic outlook as corporate defaults are set to rise, the Singapore regulator is now in “close discussions” with Singapore banks on their capital management ahead, which would include conversations around – though not limited to – restricting dividend payouts.
— The Business Times

New contact tracing device and check-in system on trial at worksite
Surbana Jurong is trialling the use of a new contact tracing device and digital check-in system to have more visibility and control over the social encounters of Covid-19 patients to minimise infection spread at worksites.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Job losses likely to hit MBS eventually, say analysts
It is likely a matter of time before Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will have to let go of some of its staff due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, said analysts, following a retrenchment exercise by fellow integrated resort operator Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Skyscanner to downsize Singapore marketing team
TRAVEL booking firm Skyscanner is set to downsize its marketing division in Singapore, as it plans to centralise the function in the United Kingdom, a company spokesperson told The Business Times.
— The Business Times

Gojek introduces cancellation fee and option for multiple drop-off points
Passengers booking trips on ride-hailing app Gojek will have to pay a $4 cancellation fee under certain circumstances from next week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MAS in talks with banks on easing borrowers back into repayments when COVID-19 relief measures end
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is in discussions with banks, insurers and other financial companies on how to ease individuals and businesses who have tapped on existing COVID-19 relief measures into gradually resuming repayments.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

CAAS freezes fee increase for aviation firms, providing industry with much-needed lift
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on Thursday (July 16) that it will freeze scheduled fee increases for this financial year to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Australia’s PM Morrison congratulates Singapore’s PM Lee on election results
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong on the results of the Singapore General Election held on Jul 10.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Temperatures to dip to 22 deg C on some days as wet weather set to continue in July
There could be more sweater weather to look forward to in July as the weatherman on Thursday (July 16) said the mercury is expected to dip to lows of around 22 deg C on a few rainy days.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

832 job-seeking foreigners duped of over $600k; firm’s director admits to more charges
The director of a firm who promised hundreds of foreigners jobs and then cheated them of more than $600,000 has admitted to more charges.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Science Centre, Snow City to reopen from Jul 17
Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions, KidsSTOP and Snow City, will reopen in stages from Friday (Jul 17).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SDP calls for independent inquiry following irregularities on Polling Day which prevented a woman from voting
In a media release earlier today (16 July), Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Paul Tambyah called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of the General Election (GE) with a particular focus on issues such as the use of “tendered ballot slips” which apparently were not counted in GE2020.
— The Online Citizen

Twin joy for Singapore Zoo with birth of 2 red ruffed lemur babies
The lemur babies, which have not been named yet, are almost five months old and have begun to welcome visitors following the zoo’s reopening on July 6.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Some BTO flats may be delayed up to nine months, up from previous six months: HDB
Some projects that are facing a longer delay are some blocks at West Plains @ Bukit Batok and SkyParc @ Dawson.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore ministers having high salaries but not implementing minimum wages is “not normal” and an “abuse”, says blogger Roy Ngerng
In the midst of public concerns over the minimum wage, Taiwanese-based Singaporean activist and blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling took to his Facebook earlier today (16 July) to comment on Singapore ministers getting paid with the “highest salaries in the world” yet refusing to implement minimum wage, saying that this is “not normal” and constitute as an “abuse to Singapore’s workers”.
— The Online Citizen

Jail terms increased for ex-GM of Ang Mo Kio Town Council and company director in corruption case
Former AMKTC general manager Wong Chee Meng’s jail term was increased from 27 months to 39 months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ivan Lim’s reappearance so soon after GE2020 result is an indication that PAP does not really care how public may feel
Ex-Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) general election candidate for Jurong Group Representative Constituency (GRC), Ivan Lim’s appearance in thank you speeches made by Jurong GRC’s newly minted members of parliament (MPs) unsurprisingly raised some eye brows.
— The Online Citizen

Former Pasir Ris senior constituency manager cheated Residents’ Committee vice-chairman of cash, gets jail
A senior constituency manager at the Residents’ Committees (RCs) of two zones in Pasir Ris reused payment vouchers from one of his zones to claim cash from the vice-chairman of the other zone.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Company charged over 2 fatal workplace accidents, former factory manager fined
A manufacturer of metal tins and containers was charged on Thursday (Jul 16) over workplace accidents that led to the deaths of two employees in separate incidents six months apart.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Woman arrested for suspected rash act causing hurt after alleged assault on cabby
A 20-year-old Singaporean woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in a case of rash act causing hurt, the police said on Thursday (July 16).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore real estate investment trusts ESR and Sabana propose to merge
Singapore’s ESR-REIT has agreed to buy Sabana Shari’ah Compliant Industrial REIT in a deal that will create the country’s fifth-largest industrial real estate investment trust by assets, adding to a wave of consolidation in the sector.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Apex court throws out appeal by ‘monster’ who forced wife into prostitution and sexually abused daughter, niece
A 29-year-old man who forced his wife to prostitute herself to pay for their baby son’s diapers and milk powder, and sexually abused his daughter and niece failed in his appeal on Thursday (July 16) for a lighter sentence.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman sentenced to eight weeks’ jail for defrauding Enterprise Singapore
A woman was sentenced to eight weeks’ jail for defrauding Enterprise Singapore of $30,000, the police said on Thursday (July 16).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

5 arrested for suspected drug activities after raids in Yishun, Buangkok
Five Singaporeans, aged between 31 and 45, were arrested on Wednesday (Jul 15) for suspected drug activities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 teens plead guilty over supermarket drink sampling incident during Covid-19 outbreak
The teenagers are out on bail of $3,000 each and they will be sentenced on Aug 27.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Singapore 2020
This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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