Singapore morning news for June 12

Singapore morning news for June 12

Singapore morning newsOver 95,000 employers in Singapore to receive S$450m in wage credits by June 30
MORE than95,000 employers in Singapore will receive over S$450 million in payouts by the end of this month under the Wage Credit Scheme (WCS), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) announced in a joint statement on Thursday.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: Changi Airport sets up new transit holding areas, as SIA travellers from Australia, NZ allowed to fly through S’pore
Changi Airport has set up new Transit Holding Areas (THA) in Terminals 1 and 3 as it prepares for the gradual resumption of transit passenger services, which were suspended when Singapore imposed border restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOH preliminarily confirms 422 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 39,387
As of Thursday noon (11 June), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 422 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19: Vehicle entry permit for Malaysia-registered vehicles extended until Sep 30
The vehicle entry permit (VEP) validity period for Malaysia-registered vehicles will be extended to Sep 30, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday (Jun 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Face masks, face shields among 10 safety measures in place for Changi Airport’s new transit holding areas
Temperature taking at the entrance for both staff and transiting passengers is one of the measures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Law of the Sea disputes can now be heard in Singapore
Law of the Sea disputes can now be heard in Singapore as it agreed to provide facilities for an international tribunal to preside over such cases in the country.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Eligible sub-tenants of SLA-managed state properties to get more rent relief
Eligible sub-tenants of government-owned properties managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will benefit from additional rental waivers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Roundup: More than half of Singaporeans not comfortable returning to workplace post-circuit-breaker
More than half Singaporeans not comfortable returning to workplace post-circuit-breaker: Survey About 59 per cent of working professionals in Singapore do not feel comfortable to return to their workplace post-circuit-breaker, reveals a survey conducted by Qualtrics, an experience management company.
— e27

US dollar shortage in March threatened to spark off another financial crisis
THE severe stresses in the global financial markets in just about two weeks in March were enough for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to dust off contingency plans for another financial crisis.
— The Business Times

Lawrence Wong: If and when a vaccine is available, every Singaporean who needs it will get it at an affordable price
During a national broadcast regarding the post-COVID-19 situation in Singapore on Tuesday (9 June), National Development Minister Lawrence Wong affirmed that the Government will make sure every Singaporean who needs a vaccine will get hold of one at an affordable price, if and when a COVID-19 vaccine is available.
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19: For some businesses, enhanced online browsing to drive sales could become a new norm
While the circuit breaker saw some businesses rethinking how they can engage clients, the benefits of an enhanced online browsing experience may be set to stay even though the circuit breaker is over.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19 patient dies from heart disease; 7th such death in Singapore not due to coronavirus
A 44-year-old man who died on Monday from a heart disease was infected with COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday (Jun 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore can no longer assume open markets, globalisation part of ‘natural order’ after COVID-19 accelerated geo-political trends: Teo Chee Hean
Singapore can no longer assume that open markets and globalisation are part of the “natural order” of things after COVID-19 sped up pre-existing geo-political trends, said Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean on Thursday (Jun 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New digital trade network to support tech collaboration between UK, Asia-Pacific; help Singapore tech firms expand into UK
High growth tech companies in Singapore keen to expand into the British market will have a new avenue of support: a Digital Trade Network launched by the government of the United Kingdom.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Grab launches new career portal, training programmes to support drivers
With the ride-hailing sector badly hit by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Grab has launched a career support portal for drivers seeking other career opportunities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Growth in food delivery business not enough to cover transport decline amid COVID-19 outbreak, says Grab Singapore head
Singapore-based Grab’s food delivery business has seen a 60 per cent increase in orders since October and November last year, fuelled in part by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has led to more people working from home and opting for food deliveries.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore will play role in shaping post-Covid-19 global order: Teo Chee Hean
SINGAPORE will play its part in shaping the frameworks and protocols of the global post-Covid-19 world, supported by resilience at home, said Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean on Thursday, in the third of a series of ministerial national broadcasts.
— The Business Times

5 students infected with COVID-19 to return to school next week after recovering
The five students who were confirmed to have COVID-19 last week have fully recovered and will be returning to school next week, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Thursday (Jun 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singtel in consortium building high-performance submarine data cable across East and South-east Asia
Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) is part of a consortium of companies that is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting the Republic, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China (Hong Kong and Guangdong province), the telco said on Thursday morning (June 11).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Virtual tours and opportunities: The Singapore property market during COVID-19
Singapore is now in the first phase of the post-circuit breaker period. Some sectors of the economy have reopened, but it isn’t quite business as usual in the property sector. Money Mind reports.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s tripartite way is a strength that can help weather the Covid-19 storm, says Ng Chee Meng
The trust between workers, employers and the government that Singapore has built has created win-win situations with a much bigger pie for both capital and wage gains to grow over the years, labour chief Ng Chee Meng said on Thursday (June 11).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Netizens disagree with experts’ opinion that accepting low salary jobs as fresh graduates will not affect their career
Human resource experts pointed out that fresh graduates have nothing to worry about with regards to their career in the long run if they were to accept a low-salary first job.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore offers the least to the average senior citizen yet we call ourselves a First World country, says former SPH CEO’s wife
On Wednesday (10 June), veteran architect Tay Kheng Soon shared on his Facebook page a letter written by former Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Chief Executive Officer Lyn Holloway’s wife, Anne Wong-Holloway, casting aspersions on how the Government treats senior citizens.
— The Online Citizen

167 Singapore fintechs, financial institutions tap government digitalisation support
SOME 167 fintech firms and financial institutions have signed up for digitalisation grants, two months after the government rolled out a S$125 million support package for the industry.
— The Business Times

If the upcoming election is so important to “chart the course Singapore will take”, why has a date not yet been set?
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has emphasised the importance of the looming general elections by saying that the “coming general election will chart the course Singapore takes not just for the next three to six months, but for at least the next five to 10 years”.
— The Online Citizen

Behind IRs’ shutdowns, teams work feverishly to prepare for reopening
THIS was surely not the way Singapore’s integrated resorts (IRs) – Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) – had originally wanted to mark their 10th anniversary of operations in Singapore.
— The Business Times

More Singapore roads to become ‘nature ways’ over the next decade for a less manicured city
More green spaces and road verges in Singapore will soon be spared the grass cutter’s blades as the Garden City aspires to become a City in Nature over the next decade.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Institutes of higher learning will offer courses to graduates to boost employability during Covid-19 pandemic
Graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and universities will soon be able to apply for new courses that offer additional professional certificates – advanced diploma certificates, post-diploma certificates or postgraduate certificates.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Construction worker fined for breaching COVID-19 quarantine order to go to a bank
A construction worker was fined S$2,000 in court on Thursday (Jun 11) for breaching his quarantine order to visit a bank.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: OCBC reopens 3 more branches and 1 premier banking centre
OCBC Bank announced on Thursday (Jun 11) that it has reopened three more branches and one dedicated OCBC Premier Banking Centre, as Singapore begins to lift its circuit breaker restrictions.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

OCBC to resume face-to-face wealth advisory services by appointment at some branches
From Friday (June 12), OCBC Bank will resume face-to-face wealth advisory services by appointment only for bancassurance, funds, structured investments and bonds at 27 branches and nine OCBC Premier Banking Centres.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

“We don’t have many 5 years to get things right”: WP’s Kenneth Foo calls for volunteers in preparation of next GE
Singaporeans will benefit greatly from having a credible voice and a strong opposition in Parliament, as a good check and balance mechanism will push the Government to perform at its very best – and the people “do not have many 5 years to get things right”, said Workers’ Party (WP) member Kenneth Foo.
— The Online Citizen

Ahead of Singapore General Election, Facebook says it has dealt with ‘several accounts’ for misrepresentation
Facebook has taken action against several accounts for misrepresentation, as part of measures to protect the integrity of the upcoming Singapore General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two men charged with cheating in separate incidents, one said to involve over $2m in loans
A director of a firm dealing with items such as paper packaging products appeared in a district court on Thursday (June 11) over his alleged links to a cheating case involving more than $2 million in loans.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Student charged with sexual offence against underage girlfriend, faces investigations for other cases
An 18-year-old student was charged on Thursday (Jun 11) with a sexual offence against his underage girlfriend, and faces investigations for other cases.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

52-year-old arrested for slapping another man at car park near NEX
A 52-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly slapped another man at an open space parking area near NEX shopping mall in Serangoon.
— Channel NewsAsia (very 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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