Singapore morning news for June 15

Singapore morning news for June 15

Singapore morning news

Up to 400,000 lower-income households to receive vouchers under S$20m CDC scheme
UP to 400,000 lower-income Singaporean households will be able to collect S$50 in vouchers later this month, as part of a S$20 million scheme launched on Friday.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: All types of renovation projects can apply to start work
From tomorrow, all types of renovation work, including new and previously suspended projects for non-residential premises, will be allowed to submit applications to start work, said the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Weekly dengue infections exceed 890 in record high
The weekly number of dengue cases in Singapore has reached a record high, with 895 infections reported in just 51/2 days – surpassing the 891 infections reported for one week in 2014.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOH confirms 407 additional cases of COVID-19; Brings total tally to 40,604
As of Sunday noon (14 June), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 407 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19: Mandatory for taxi drivers to print receipts for street-hail passengers, says LTA
It is now compulsory for taxi drivers to print out receipts for street-hail passengers, regardless of whether the passengers requested for one.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Public servant arrested under OSA for allegedly leaking classified information about phase 2 activities
The 50-year-old Singaporean man was arrested on Saturday (June 13) after information about post-circuit breaker plans began circulating via WhatsApp messages among members of the public.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2020 Singapore Grand Prix cancelled due to ‘continuing nationwide restrictions’ brought about by COVID-19 pandemic
This year’s edition of the Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled, it was announced on Friday (Jun 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Domestic helpers must stay home during rest days under Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening: MOM
Foreign domestic workers must continue to stay at home during their days off under the first phase of Singapore’s post-circuit breaker reopening, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Saturday (Jun 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More clarity on rent relief for tenants soon
More details on rent relief for tenants and the criteria that financially strapped landlords must meet to be exempt from giving the full rental waiver will be announced in the next few weeks, Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bangladeshi man becomes Singapore’s first imported COVID-19 case in over a month
A Bangladeshi man who came to Singapore in search of medical treatment unrelated to COVID-19 has been tested positive for the coronavirus.
— The Online Citizen

SCDF ambulance crew must use enhanced personal protective equipment only when dealing with Covid-19 cases
From Monday (June 15), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ambulance crew will be required to put on enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) only when responding to Covid-19-related cases.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: More than 3.6 million ‘improved’ reusable masks collected
More than 3.6 million improved reusable masks have been collected by Singapore residents, with the collection exercise set to end this Sunday (Jun 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Foreign workers use mobile apps to take precautions as they resume work
Construction worker Arockia Rajan Sasi, 32, uses his mobile phone to scan a SafeEntry QR code posted outside a third-floor Housing Board unit in Yishun to log his entry into his workplace.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore signs digital economy partnership agreement with Chile, New Zealand
SINGAPORE on Friday signed its first digital economy partnership agreement (DEPA), which will see the Republic cooperating with Chile and New Zealand on key emerging issues in the digital economy.
— The Business Times

8 in 10 Singaporeans willing to pay more for essential services: Survey
More than 70 per cent said they respect essential workers more now when asked to what extent Covid-19 has affected their views.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore launches first national standard on guidelines for e-commerce transactions
ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) and the Singapore Standards Council (SSC) on Friday launched the Republic’s first national standard on guidelines for e-commerce transactions.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: Injuries related to hobbies, chores and exercise are up
Most of my patients sustained these injuries as a result of (being) ‘weekend warriors’, said one doctor referring to people who started working out more during the circuit breaker.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All 47 St Anthony’s Canossian Sec students tested negative after being in close contact with schoolmate who contracted COVID-19
All 47 students at St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School who had been in close contact with a COVID-19 case tested negative for the coronavirus, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Sunday (Jun 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: 1,000 DBS employees to virtually befriend 1,000 seniors to ease loneliness
One thousand senior citizens living on their own will be interacting with a similar number of DBS employees in virtual befriending sessions in July and August.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Investor confidence will tide Singapore through uncertainty: Chan Chun Sing
MINISTER for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing says that investor confidence in Singapore remains strong due to its open economy, infrastructure and stability, and this will enable the country to tide through uncertain times.
— The Business Times

Singapore stock analysts bullish but not as optimistic as global funds
Analyst expectations for Singapore equities have yet to catch up with the optimism displayed by some global investors.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore must guard against security threats even during pandemic: DPM Heng
Singapore must continue to protect itself against security threats, such as cybercrime, even in the middle of a pandemic, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Two Coastal Oil ex-senior staff charged with cheating banks; reported losses amount to US$133m
TWO former employees of crude oil products supplier Coastal Oil Singapore were charged in court on Friday for allegedly cheating eight banks in Singapore and Hong Kong.
— The Business Times

Singapore firm sets sights on launching memorial flights for space burial
Families here can soon send the cremated ashes of their loved ones on a memorial flight into space, if a venture by local company Empyrean Space gets off the ground.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Essential workers important but only 17% polled want to do the job
Doctor, nurse, cleaner, garbage collector, hawker – these are the jobs that Singaporeans consider most essential in today’s society.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Iswaran, Chan Chun Sing to chair new ministerial committee on digital transformation
A ministerial committee will be formed to oversee and coordinate Singapore’s digitalisation push which has been ramped up in light of challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 180 investigated over scams involving S$1.5 million
A total of 188 people are being investigated for their suspected involvement in various scams where victims lost more than S$1.54 million, the police said in a news release on Saturday (Jun 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore-based electronics manufacturer PCI secures bid to make GovTech’s TraceTogether Tokens
A Singapore-based electronics manufacturer has won a S$6 million tender for TraceTogether Tokens, a government-developed contact tracing project.
— The Online Citizen

Maybank Kim Eng economist predicts lower number of layoffs, citing new Govt job stimulus package
Singapore will likely see a smaller number of retrenchments due to the Government’s “drive to create jobs and traineeships for graduates”, said Maybank Kim Eng senior economist Chua Hak Bin.
— The Online Citizen

Shops and market stalls under AHTC to get 25% S&CC rebate until August
Commercial shops and market stalls operating under Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) will receive a 25 per cent rebate on their Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) from June to August, to help them cope with measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporeans will be able to improve their lives at every career stage
Singaporeans will have opportunities to improve their lives at every stage of their careers, no matter how old they are, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said yesterday, pledging that the Government would always help Singaporean workers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SingCERT warns of fake COVID-19 contact tracing apps containing malware
The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) on Friday (Jun 12) warned users about fake mobile applications that imitate official contact tracing apps meant to monitor and curb the spread of COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man arrested over violent encounter with safe distancing ambassadors
A man has been arrested after he was violent against two safe distancing ambassadors.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lee Weiling: Events since posting made in 2017 have only served to reinforced the view of Lee siblings
Dr Lee Weiling has just posted on her Facebook page, saying that events since the posting on 14 Jun 2017, have only served to reinforce their view.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore Pools to resume online betting for sports and horse racing, outlets remain closed
SINGAPORE Pools announced on Sunday that online sports betting and online horse wagering for overseas races will resume from June 15 and June 17 respectively.
— The Business Times

Don’t shut out otters, the animal ambassadors that call Singapore home
A group has been blatantly defying circuit breaker rules on multiple occasions even as most of Singapore stayed home obediently.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Apparent disconnect between Teo Chee Hean’s assessment of the 4G leadership’s performance and that of the public’s
A series of televised speeches being broadcast by Temasek owned Mediacorp in which Cabinet ministers would lay out the nation’s plans for the future in view of the COVID-19 pandemic is now underway.
— The Online Citizen

Foreign expat’s wife expresses shock and anger over her husband’s loss of job in Singapore
South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports that foreign expats in Singapore are struggling to make ends meet while others have seen their jobs disappear, as companies are cutting back due to the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (‘In Singapore, expatriates hit by coronavirus pay cuts, lay-offs fear for future’, 11 Jun).
— The Online Citizen

Thinner crowds at Lucky Plaza after new remittance rule kicks in
Enforcement officers from the Ministry of Manpower patrolling Lucky Plaza yesterday afternoon, with crowds notably thinner compared with the previous weekend.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man arrested after two flashing incidents near Old Airport Road food centre
A 39-year-old man was arrested on Thursday (Jun 11) after he allegedly flashed a woman twice near Old Airport Road food centre.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SCDF ragging trial: Judge reserves verdict on commanders’ role, asks why other men not charged
A judge on Friday (Jun 12) reserved his verdict over two Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) commanders on trial for their involvement in a fatal ragging incident, after questioning the prosecution on why the other men involved have not been charged.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

30 people evacuated after PMD-related fire breaks out at Eunos block
About 30 residents were evacuated from a block in Eunos after a fire broke out on Sunday (June 14) afternoon.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Zouk to turn Capital lounge into eatery, rent out club space for livestreaming amid club shutdown
What was once one of the most crowded nightspots in Singapore has sat empty for more than two months, with no end to the shutdown in sight.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail, caning for 20-year-old man who raped minors, attacked 19 victims in ‘shocking and horrific’ case
In a case described by the judge as one of the most shocking and horrific criminal sex cases in the courts, a teenager raped underage girls and committed a slew of sexual offences against a total of 19 victims.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grange Road carpark to make way for event space with cinema
An independent cinema, hawker stalls and multiple event spaces are set to take over the 48,200 sq ft open-air carpark in Grange Road as part of major efforts to rejuvenate the Orchard Road area.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Accident adviser led police on car chase and crashed into tree, gets jail, fine and 5-year driving ban
An accident adviser racked up a list of traffic offences including leading the police on a car chase, driving into a tree, drink driving and falling asleep at a red light.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Domestic helper allegedly throws poodle from three-storey house, forcing owners to put it down due to fatal injury
A case of animal abuse reportedly broke out at a three-storey house located at Sunrise Walk in Yio Chu Kang recently, involving a domestic helper and her employers’ pet poodle.
— The Online Citizen

Man arrested over cheating case involving motorcycle sale via Telegram
A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Jun 10) for allegedly cheating another person of more than S$1,000 over the sale of a motorcycle.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

 

 

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