Singapore morning news for June 24

Singapore morning news for June 24

Singapore morning news

Polling Day for General Election set on 10 July
The long-awaited General Election has officially been called, with the Polling Day set to be held on 10 July, Friday, and the Nomination Day on 30 June, Tuesday.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore core inflation records fourth straight month of decline in May
Singapore’s core inflation dropped 0.2 per cent year-on-year in May, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said in a joint news release on Tuesday (Jun 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Parliament dissolved ahead of General Election
THE Singapore Parliament was dissolved on Tuesday afternoon by President Halimah Yacob on the advice of the government, in a move that usually precedes the issuing of the Writ of Election.
— The Business Times

Stricter requirements for embalmers under new rules for licensed funeral parlours
Licensed funeral parlours with embalming facilities will have to ensure that they allow only experienced embalmers who have taken basic infection control courses to work at their premises, under new rules for the industry.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

119 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore, including 3 community cases
Singapore reported 119 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Tuesday (Jun 23), including three cases in the community. This brings Singapore’s total to 42,432.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dengue at a peak with 200 new cases a day
Dengue cases have hit a new high, with about 200 new cases a day and two consecutive weekly tallies that exceeded all-time peaks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SDP’s Paul Tambyah says that Singapore’s border may not remain shut until December
Given that Singapore is an open economy and is dependent on trade and tourism, the country’s border may be reopened before December this year, said Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah in an interview with CNBC on 18 June (Thursday).
— The Online Citizen

Patient who recovered from Covid-19 dies of heart disease
Singapore has recorded its 11th case of a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus but died from other causes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore to take ‘step by step’ approach on reopening border with Malaysia: Vivian Balakrishnan
Singapore is likely to take a step by step approach on reopening its border with Malaysia, with measures in place to conduct COVID-19 tests and contact tracing, said Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Elections Department releases list of 9 nomination centres
The Elections Department (ELD) has announced a list of nine nomination centres, following Tuesday’s (Jun 23) announcements that Nomination Day will take place on Jun 30, with Singaporeans heading to the polls on Jul 10.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PSP will not be fined for alleged violation of safety measures during walkabout, says NEA
No fines by the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be issued to Progress Singapore Party (PSP) for allegedly violating safe-distancing measures during their walkabout on Sunday (21 June).
— The Online Citizen

PM Lee calls General Election 2020, says it will ‘clear the decks’ for a fresh mandate
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Jun 23) he has called General Election 2020 to clear the decks for a fresh mandate for the Government.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MAS says Wirecard in Singapore must keep customer funds in banks here; former CEO arrested
German payments firm Wirecard AG’s entities in Singapore are required to keep customer funds from their activities in banks here pending their application for a licence, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Tuesday (June 23).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Phase 2 five-person rule makes election campaigning virtually impossible for alternative politicians
According to reports in the Straits Times, six members of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) have had their personal details taken by two men (one identified himself as a safe distancing ambassador while the other identified himself as an officer from the National Environment Agency (NEA)).
— The Online Citizen

Over 60% of applications for relief by self-employed approved
More than 60 per cent of the applications for the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (Sirs) processed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) have been approved, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New initiative to assure families of govt support
The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) has unveiled a new brand mark – Made for Families – for organisations to identify themselves as promoting the value of the family in Singapore’s society.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

FairPrice to stop housing allowance for 1,000 Malaysian staff stuck here
FAIRPRICE Group, which has been providing for about 1,000 of its Malaysian employees stuck here because of Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO), has told them it can no longer sustain the support and will end it on July 9, BT understands.
— The Business Times

PV chief Lim Tean urges S’poreans: Do not allow the politics of “fear and smear” to take hold
Following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s televised announcement on the dissolution of Parliament at 4:20pm today (23 June), People’s Voice (PV) founder Lim Tean shared his views on the coming General Election (GE) in a video he posted on Facebook.
— The Online Citizen

Exhumation to proceed at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery; 12,600 graves still unclaimed
The remains of about one in six – or 12,600 – graves at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery to be exhumed to make way for the expansion of the Tengah Air Base are still unclaimed, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Tuesday (June 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Changi Airport set to receive more transit passengers
Hundreds of transit passengers have passed through Changi Airport since June 11, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

RCEP trade deal set to be inked this year; door remains open for India
SINGAPORE and other stakeholders have reiterated that they plan to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega-trade deal this year, even as the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic throws the global economy into disarray.
— The Business Times

Singapore citizen Daniel De Costa files constitutional challenge against holding GE under present circumstances
Singapore citizen Daniel De Costa has filed a constitutional challenge against the decision to call for an election under current circumstances.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore maritime trade union sets aside over S$1.5m to help in crew change
MARITIME trade union Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) has set aside more than S$1.5 million to help defray the cost of accommodation and meals for seafarers staying at Seacare Hotel amid the Covid-19 situation.
— The Business Times

Singapore, other stakeholders reaffirm commitment to sign mega-trade deal this year
Singapore and other stakeholders have reiterated their commitment to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega-trade deal this year, even as the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic throws the global economy into disarray.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

StanChart Singapore investing $5 million over three years in traineeships and reskilling
Standard Chartered Singapore will invest $5 million into creating traineeships and skills upgrading opportunities over the next three years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s options trading platform Sparrow raises US$3.5M Series A led by BitMEX owner
Sparrow, an options trading platform based in Singapore, has secured US$3.5 million in Series A funding, led by the HDR Group, owner and operator of crypto exchange BitMEX.
— e27

Flash floods reported in parts of Singapore after heavy rain
Flash floods were reported in parts of Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 23) after heavy rain in the morning.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grant for charities to adopt tech solutions expanded to cover more areas: Grace Fu
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the need for charities to adopt technology in meeting their operational needs and in raising funds.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s ARA launches takeover bid for Australia’s Cromwell Property
Australia’s Cromwell Property Group said on Tuesday (June 23) it had received a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, ARA Asset Management, for 29 per cent of its stapled securities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man accused of leaving home during circuit breaker to ride PMD, meet others in wee hours
A 20-year-old man is accused of leaving his home without reasonable excuse during the circuit breaker period to meet others in the early morning hours.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Aussie judge quits S’pore court over sexual harassment probe in Australia
An International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) resigned on Monday in the wake of an Australian court inquiry which found that he had harassed six former staff members who were Judges’ Associates in Australia.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Recalcitrant thief who stole at 10 libraries across Singapore gets 8 years’ preventive detention
A stateless man who has been reoffending since 1989 went back to crime within six months of being released from jail, stealing phones and laptops at public libraries across the island.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

12 women and 3 men arrested for vice-related activities
Twelve women and three men, aged between 18 and 38, have been arrested for vice-related activities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fire breaks out in Bukit Panjang flat, about 80 residents evacuated
A fire broke out in a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat in Bukit Panjang on Tuesday (Jun 23) afternoon, prompting the evacuation of about 80 residents.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

48 weeks’ jail for dental clinic group manager involved in Medisave scam
The practice manager of a dental clinic group was jailed for 48 weeks yesterday over her involvement in a conspiracy to cheat the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board by submitting fraudulent Medisave claims.
— 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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