Singapore morning news for July 2

Singapore morning news for July 2

Singapore morning news1.4 million Singaporeans to get $570 million in GST vouchers in August
Eligible Singaporeans will receive text messages or letters to inform them of their benefits by July 3.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: COVID-19 patients, quarantined cannot vote; special voting hour for those on stay-home notice
COVID-19 patients and those in quarantine will not be able to vote in the 2020 General Election, but there will be a special voting hour for Singaporeans serving stay-home notices, the Elections Department (ELD) said on Wednesday (Jul 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore firms see more payment delays in Q2; retail and services post highest jumps
PAYMENT delays among firms in Singapore have risen for another quarter, with retail and services posting the highest jumps out of all sectors, amid the economy’s coronavirus-induced partial lockdown.
— The Business Times

Changi Airport rolling out contactless check-in kiosks, immigration counters
Changi Airport will be rolling out contactless check-in kiosks which will allow travellers to check in and drop off their luggage without needing to touch the electronic screens.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore reports 215 new COVID-19 infections, including 4 imported cases
Singapore reported 215 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Wednesday (Jul 1), including four imported cases, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Automatic recount if difference in votes is 2% or less; special voting hour for those serving stay-home notice
FOR the upcoming General Election on July 10, there will be an automatic recount if the difference in the number of votes between the top candidate and any other candidate is 2 per cent or less, according to the latest statement by the Elections Department on Wednesday.
— The Business Times

Not true that Government plans to increase Singapore population to 10 million: NPTD
It is not true that the Government is planning to increase the population in Singapore to 10 million, said the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) on Wednesday (Jul 1), adding that there have been statements circulating on various online platforms about the matter.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ships passing under Sentosa cableway must meet new height limit due to rising seas
Due to rising sea levels, vessels passing under the Sentosa cable car system will have to meet tighter height restrictions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SAF soldiers ‘rose to the occasion’ in fight against COVID-19: Ng Eng Hen
Soldiers in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) rose to the occasion when carrying out their tasks in the fight against COVID-19, said Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday (Jul 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Accurate and timely information engenders greater trust for Covid-19 fight: Iswaran
It is important for citizens to receive timely and accurate information from reliable sources, which engenders greater trust and cooperation in the national fight against Covid-19, said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran on Wednesday (July 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Party banners & posters installed in various areas immediately after nomination
Following Nomination Day that was conducted yesterday (30 June), political parties have started to put up their banners in public.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore needs ‘best possible leadership’ and ‘solidly united population’ to get through COVID-19 and beyond: PM Lee
Singapore needs the “best possible leadership” and a “solidly united population” that gives its chosen leaders full support to get through COVID-19 and its resulting economic consequences, said the People’s Action Party (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Jul 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Investor confidence in Singapore’s government fundamental to economic success: PM Lee
FOREIGN investors know and trust Singapore’s government and its ability to command popular support, which has kept them confident in the country even amid the Covid-19 crisis, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, the second day of campaigning ahead of the July 10 General Election.
— The Business Times

Private property prices fall 1.1% in Q2: URA flash estimates
Private home prices in Singapore in the second quarter fell 1.1 per cent from the previous quarter, according to flash estimates by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Wednesday (Jul 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Clinics see mixed numbers on 1st day of expanded test criteria
Different clinics have reported different experiences with the total number of patients who needed to be swabbed yesterday, the first day the expanded testing criteria for Covid-19 were applied.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SIA group mothballs four more planes in Australia, taking total tally to 22
WITH international travel still largely on hold, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) group has stored four more aircraft Down Under, taking the number of planes parked in Australia to 22.
— The Business Times

5G technology to create new solutions, deliver next-gen services: Singtel
Singtel has shed more light on its plans for the new wireless technology in its annual report out yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Political debate less about direction, more on costs, trade-offs, value of elected opposition
IN A televised political debate on Wednesday night among representatives from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) and three opposition parties, the disagreements turned out to be less about substantive policy directions and more about costs, tradeoffs and the value of elected opposition members.
— The Business Times

Key attractions at integrated resorts reopen to smaller number of visitors
Key attractions at the two integrated resorts threw open their doors on Wednesday (July 1) after almost three months of closure from the circuit breaker.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS to make second cut on Multiplier account rates this year
AMID weaker interest rates and an inflow of resident deposits due to macro uncertainties, Singapore’s largest lender DBS will again this year cut rates on its flagship deposit account from Aug 1.
— The Business Times

PV’s Lim Tean on sovereign wealth funds and inequality in Singapore society
During the People’s Voice (PV) daily Facebook Live broadcast earlier today (1 July), the party’s chief Lim Tean talked about issues concerning inequality in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Delay in upgrade, relocation of two secondary schools, four JCs
Upgrading and relocation plans for two secondary schools and four junior colleges will be deferred for a year because of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Why do humble backgrounds matter as candidates standing for Singapore’s General Election?
The People’s Action Party and the opposition parties have chosen candidates with backgrounds that further their narratives, says Dr Gillian Koh.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Mediacorp to broadcast political debates in English and Mandarin
Mediacorp will broadcast two live General Election debates in English and Mandarin on Wednesday (Jul 1) evening.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE quick takes: NSP campaigns to stop GST hike; Potong Pasir candidates unveil plans
SINGAPORE will go to the polls on July 10 in an election that will see all 93 seats in 31 constituencies contested.
— The Business Times

HDB resale prices rise 0.2% in Q2, after holding steady in Q1
Resale prices in the public housing market inched up 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2020, after holding steady in the first quarter amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two Potential Candidates for the GE out – one seemingly forced to, the other fuelled seemingly by the greater good
The 2020 General Election (GE) is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic GEs we have ever had in the history of the nation.
— The Online Citizen

PV chief Lim Tean on PAP’s incompetency and arrogance & S’poreans employment
Following the events of Nomination Day yesterday (30 June), People’s Voice (PV) had been confirmed to be contesting at three constituencies, namely Jalan Besar GRC, Mountbatten SMC and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
— The Online Citizen

Opposition wipeout possible if voters think NCMPs will suffice as alternative: WP
THIS General Election will be more challenging for the Workers’ Party and the risk of a wipeout of the opposition from Parliament remains if Singaporeans think the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme is a solution for an alternative voice in Parliament, the Workers’ Party’s (WP) leadership said.
— The Business Times

The Ivan Lim episode shows that Singaporeans have the power to make our voices heard
All too often, Singaporeans have felt resigned that once the People’s Action Party has decided on a course of action, there is nothing much that can be done about it.
— The Online Citizen

PIL’s SS Teo steps down as SBF chairman; Workforce Singapore chair Lim Ming Yan takes over
PACIFIC International Lines (PIL) managing director Teo Siong Seng, known in shipping circles as SS Teo, has stepped down as chairman of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) after serving the maximum of three terms totalling six years.
— The Business Times

NTT Data to set up research centre in Singapore
Top Japanese data solutions firm NTT Data is launching a centre of excellence in Singapore with LeapThought, a New Zealand strategic consultancy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

WP Marine Parade GRC candidates distribute brochures to Serangoon Ave 1 residents during house visits
The Workers’ Party (WP)’s team of candidates for this year’s Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC) distributed their brochures during house visits at Serangoon Avenue 1 on Wednesday (1 July), barely a day after Nomination Day took place.
— The Online Citizen

Man to be charged for offensive tweets against Indian migrant workers
The man who used the pseudonym of “Sharon Liew” to stoke racial tensions online will be charged in court on Thursday (Jul 2), police said in a news release on Wednesday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam challenges “fake news”, a COVID-19 election, advantages for PAP
After his pre-Nomination day video on Tuesday morning (30 June), the Reform’s Party (RP) secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam shared his thoughts in a post-Nomination Day video that night.
— The Online Citizen

2 men charged with committing forgery to cheat MSF into disbursing Covid-19 Support Grants
Two Singaporean men allegedly forged retrenchment letters to dupe the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) into disbursing funds designed to help people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSP’s Kebun Baru SMC candidate Kumaran Pillai lists his top concerns for the new ward
Kumaran Pillai, the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) candidate for Kebun Baru SMC, shared his top seven concerns for the new ward on his Facebook page today (1 July) with care for the elderly topping the list.
— The Online Citizen

GE2020: PAP’s Aljunied GRC team confident it can serve voters better than incumbent WP
The People’s Action Party (PAP) team for Aljunied GRC has expressed confidence that it can serve residents better than the incumbent Workers’ Party (WP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PV’s Leong Sze Hian wants to improve transparency and accountability in Parliament
Leong Sze Hian, a member of People’s Voice (PV) and its candidate for Jalan Besar GRC along with Lim Tean said he will champion greater accountability and transparency in Parliament if voted in.
— The Online Citizen

Singtel says its 5G strategy involves building new services, not just network access
Singtel, which was confirmed last week as one of two nationwide 5G licence holders, shed more light on its plans for the new wireless technology in its annual report released on Wednesday (July 1).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former CapitaLand CEO Lim Ming Yan elected Singapore Business Federation’s new chairman
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) elected Mr Lim Ming Yan, Workforce Singapore chairman and former CEO of CapitaLand, as its new chairman at its 18th annual general meeting on Tuesday (June 30).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSP’s Chua Chu Kang GRC campaign poster torn down; police report filed
Progress Singapore Party (PSP) posters for the constituency of Chua Chu Kang were torn down on the night of Nomination Day (30 June). A police report has been filed.
— The Online Citizen

Red Dot United campaigns for Singaporeans to be “captains of their own lives”
The core of Red Dot United’s (RDU) charter is steering the country and Singaporeans away from the direction of a “one-party dominance” to a “multi-party democracy”.
— The Online Citizen

Commentary: The battle now begins as Singapore heads into General Election campaigning post Nomination Day
The chessboard has been set for Singapore’s General Elections. But it’s the narratives parties put forth that will shape choices at the ballot box, says Terence Lee.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Facebook user reveals rudeness of Sitoh Yih Pin to workers while he was Potong Pasir MP
A Facebook user recently shared a story about Sitoh Yih Pin being rude in public while he was serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Potong Pasir SMC.
— The Online Citizen

PAP’s K Shanmugam responds to PSP’s Brad Bowyer comments: “You shouldn’t play with words with voters”
Progress Singapore Party (PSP) candidate Bradley Bowyer should not “play with words with voters”, said People’s Action Party (PAP) member K Shanmugam earlier today (1 July).
— The Online Citizen

34-year-old Singaporean man to be charged with allegedly acting against racial harmony
A 34-year-old Singaporean man will be charged in court on Thursday (July 2) with his suspected involvement in knowingly committing acts prejudicial to the maintenance of racial harmony.
— 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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