Singapore morning news for June 2

Singapore morning news for June 2

Singapore morning news

Work pass holders urged to follow safe distancing rules or risk having passes revoked: MOM
More than 100 Employment Pass (EP) holders had their work passes revoked in the last three years after being convicted of criminal offences or for making false declarations in work pass applications.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore confirms 408 new COVID-19 cases, no new community infections
Singapore reported 408 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday (Jun 1), with no new case in the community.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

40,000 migrant workers cleared of Covid-19 to resume working, 8 sites picked for new ‘quick build dorms’
SOME 40,000 migrant workers in Singapore living in dormitories have been cleared of Covid-19 infection to resume working from Tuesday as the circuit breaker lifts.
— The Business Times

Masks to be worn as default, face shields allowed only for certain settings and groups like children aged 12 and below
Face shields can no longer replace the use of face masks, except in certain settings and for select groups such as children aged 12 and below, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jun 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NTUC FairPrice has a message for Singapore as circuit breaker lifts 
In a new campaign by Iris, NTUC FairPrice urges residents to continue the “values they’ve discovered” during the two-month lockdown period, and to carry out these values as a “fresh start” begins.
— Campaign Asia

Former Serangoon JC and Innova JC among 36 properties to be converted into temporary housing for foreign workers
Thirty-six unused state properties, including former schools, will be converted to temporary accommodation for migrant workers by the end of this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

OCBC survey: 2 in 3 working Singaporeans cannot sustain themselves beyond 6 months if they go unemployed
A recent survey by OCBC revealed that 70 percent of Singaporeans and permanent residents do not have enough money in their savings for them to maintain their current lifestyle for more than six months if they were to lose their jobs now.
— The Online Citizen

Trains and buses to run at pre-circuit breaker frequencies from June 2 amid safe distancing challenges
Commuters can expect regular train and bus services as the nation gears up to return to work from Tuesday (June 2), when circuit breaker measures are eased.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

51-year-old migrant worker Singapore’s youngest COVID-19 fatality
A 51-year-old migrant worker who died of COVID-19 on Sunday (May 31) has become the 24th fatality in Singapore linked to the virus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

A manufacturing renaissance can lift Singapore
COSTS while important, will become secondary, as governments and companies focus on strategic and critical manufacturing in the coming years, putting Singapore in a position to further strengthen its manufacturing sector.
— The Business Times

Singapore Airlines, SilkAir reinstate flights for some destinations in June and July
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional wing SilkAir will reinstate certain flights in June and July, subject to regulatory approvals.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Very uncertain’ whether restrictions on gatherings will be eased in time for F1 race: Lawrence Wong
It is very uncertain whether restrictions will be eased enough by September such that crowds can gather to watch the Formula One night race in Singapore, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singaporeans voice disappointment over rejection of their SIRS application and being ignored
After the Government announced that those who automatically eligible for Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) will receive their first payouts on 27 May, many netizens have flooded the social media with their concerns on their application or appeal being rejected and ignored by the authorities.
— The Online Citizen

Bank of America returns COVID-19 Jobs Support Scheme wage subsidies
The Singapore office of Bank of America (BoA) has returned both tranches of the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts and will decline future payments, the bank’s Singapore country manager Martin Siah said on Monday (Jun 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Local banks cut interest rates on savings accounts amid Covid-19 outbreak
Local banks have cut their interest rates on savings accounts amid the coronavirus outbreak this year, with OCBC Bank being the first to announce another reduction since May.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19 cases appear to be going up and down like a yo-yo as Heng Swee Keat claims spread of the virus under control is largely under control
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has taken to Facebook (FB) to express his sentiments in relation to the last day of the Circuit Breaker (CB) measures.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: Care packs for front-line officers
More than 20,000 people defending Singapore against Covid-19 have received additional armour in the form of hand sanitisers, face masks and wet wipes – thanks to an initiative by the Home Team Volunteer Network.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

AWARE report: S’pore’s immigration policies pose challenges to migrant wives in escaping spousal violence
Singapore’s immigration policies on the spouses of migrant workers – the vast majority of whom are women – presents challenges in the process of escaping abusive marriages, obtaining custody of children and securing housing rights in the country independently of their citizen spouses.
— The Online Citizen

The Big Read: Life after circuit breaker – retail, entertainment and leisure won’t be the same again
As Singapore begins to lift restrictions, businesses in the retail, entertainment and leisure sectors are already preparing to attract customers back by tweaking or changing their modus operandi.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wet and humid weather expected to continue in first half of June: Met Service
The wet and humid weather in May is expected to continue in the first half of June, said the Meteorological Service Singapore on Monday (Jun 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dealing with Covid-19 is ‘a marathon, not a sprint’, S’pore must remain cautious and vigilant: PM Lee
He urged Singaporeans to keep their guard up as the country lifts some circuit breaker measures on Tuesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mosques prepare for partial reopening as Singapore exits circuit breaker period
Located in the Little India district, Masjid Angullia is one of Singapore’s oldest mosques, having been established 130 years ago by merchant and philanthropist Mohammad Salleh Eusoff Angullia.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Government seems to treat votes from overseas Singaporeans as less important or reluctant to have them vote
In light of the recent interviews given by Deputy Prime Minister Hean Swee Keat and Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, it is clear that our general elections are imminent.
— The Online Citizen

Parkway Parade added to list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious
Parkway Parade was on Sunday (May 31) added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

26,000 shops, market stalls in PAP-run town councils to get 15% S&CC rebate
The relief, totalling nearly $3 million, will help to cushion the economic impact of the pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than 17,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized from Yishun warehouse in largest haul this year
More than 17,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes were seized from a Yishun warehouse last week, the largest haul netted in a single operation this year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Muslim couples can make marriage vows in person from June 2 with safe distancing
Muslim couples can choose to make their marriage vows in person from Tuesday (June 2), although the number of attendees will be capped at 10 and solemnisations through video links are still encouraged.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia, World Bank Group and SMU launch infrastructure capability programme for regional officials
Amid gloomy economic forecasts triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, infrastructure remains a bright spot that can increase business activity and employment, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Facebook blocks Singapore users’ access to National Times Singapore page, says such orders are ‘severe’
Facebook said on Monday (Jun 1) that it blocked Singapore users’ access to the National Times Singapore (NTS) page as it was legally compelled to, but that such orders are severe and risk being misused to stifle voices.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Further renovation delays for home owners as contractors face labour shortage and other difficulties
For the past two months, Ms Nura Rashid and her family of five have been living in a half-renovated four-room HDB flat in Woodlands without a kitchen and master bedroom toilet.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19 exposes Singapore society’s conflation of efficiency with human value
On 15 May, CAPE (Community for Advocacy & Political Education) and the Singapore Policy Journal hosted a forum titled “What are the ‘sacred cows’ that the outbreak of COVID-19 in Singapore has exposed and challenged?” about how the nation might emerge from this pandemic more resilient and equitable.
— The Online Citizen

OCBC to cut salary credit bonus interest on 360 account from July 1
The bank will also stop offering the credit card spend bonus interest on the 360 account from July 1.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Temasek’s unit in talk to sink more than $0.5b into PIL run by PBM holder S S Teo
Last Tues (26 May), after months of speculation by industry analysts, the debt-ridden Pacific International Lines (PIL) finally disclosed that it is in talks with a unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings for a potential investment (‘PIL finally admits it is in talks with Temasek’s unit for potential investment’).
— The Online Citizen

Digital ambassadors will earn $1,800 to $2,100, with one-year temporary contract
Digital ambassadors will encourage stallholders at hawker centres and wet markets to adopt e-payment.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Back to class: How different pre-schools address parents’ worries about COVID-19
Keeping young children apart and getting them to wear their masks properly can be challenging – and a few parents don’t want to take the risk tomorrow, while others are reassured by pre-schools’ preparations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NTU, Facebook to launch pilot programme for data centre specialist and graduate certificates
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Facebook will launch a nine-month pilot programme to offer new courses aimed at developing local data centre talent.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s Bayfront teams up with Japan’s top law firm Nishimura
SINGAPORE legal firm Bayfront Law has teamed up with Nishimura & Asahi to tap the top Japanese law firm’s global network and extend its reach beyond the city state across Asia – including Japan – to New York.
— The Business Times

Singaporeans are not angry about “people looking different” from us. They are angry that punishment for flouting social distance rules have seemingly not been evenly meted out!
Reading reports of what Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu has said, it may be fair to say that she has very little understanding of what irony means.
— The Online Citizen

Commentary: Why Singapore’s private residential market will remain attractive in the long term
Historical data shows Singapore private residential property typically sees a quick rebound after each economic crisis, says OrangeTee & Tie’s Christine Sun.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Temasek-owned CNA starts its own version of “STOMP” through new “Eyewitness” platform
Nearly 14 years after The Straits Times first dipped its toes into citizen-sourced content with the launch of STOMP, or Straits Times Online Mobile Print, CNA has set up a new crowdsourcing platform through which readers can send in tip-offs and other content.
— The Online Citizen

Commission-free food delivery platform debuts in Singapore to mixed reviews
A new food delivery platform charging zero commission launched a trial of its service that, perhaps unsurprisingly, got off to a rough start.
— Coconuts Singapore

Man jailed for molesting underage boys on buses, admits touching other boys in school uniform
A 28-year-old man who was nabbed for molesting two boys was sentenced to 14 weeks’ jail on Monday (Jun 1) after admitting to touching other boys in school uniform on multiple other occasions.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HSA files police report over scam website of company claiming to be based in Orchard Road
A medical equipment company claiming to be based in Singapore has been flagged to the authorities here as its claims appear to be part of a scam.
— 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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