Singapore morning news for June 29

Singapore morning news for June 29

Singapore morning news

Singapore’s factory output falls 7.4% in May after 2 months of growth
Singapore’s manufacturing output fell 7.4 per cent year-on-year in May after two straight months of increase as demand weakened across most segments, with only the biomedical manufacturing cluster reporting gains.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Casinos, Universal Studios, Singapore Zoo among 13 attractions to reopen in July during Phase 2
Tourism-linked businesses will be allowed to reopen in stages during Phase 2 of the COVID-19 circuit breaker reopening, beginning with 13 attractions from Jul 1, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Sunday (Jun 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

213 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 11 in the community
Among the community cases, five are work pass holders and six are Singaporeans or permanent residents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore and Malaysia to set up green lane, commuting arrangement
A green lane and periodic commuting arrangement will be established between Singapore and Malaysia to meet the needs of different groups of cross-border travellers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced yesterday following a telephone call between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: Vulnerable seniors to receive first batch of TraceTogether tokens from Jun 28
Vulnerable seniors who are currently not digitally connected and at higher risk from COVID-19 will receive the first batch of TraceTogether tokens from Sunday (Jun 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore will work to develop and distribute vaccines fairly and quickly to all countries, says PM Lee
Singapore will work with various parties to develop vaccines and distribute them fairly and quickly to people worldwide, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a virtual summit on Saturday (June 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Singapore passport can be used in place of NRIC on Polling Day, says Elections Department
A Singapore passport can be used in place of an NRIC on Polling Day, the Elections Department said in a press statement on Saturday (Jun 27), after the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) saw a surge in demand for identity card (IC) services.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cyber threats against Singapore businesses surge in 2019: CSA
THE frequency and sophistication of various cyber threats such as website defacements, phishing incidents, and malware activities rose in Singapore last year, said a report published by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore on Friday.
— The Business Times

SIA to record S$123.6m one-off charge following NokScoot’s likely liquidation
SINGAPORE Airlines announced on Friday that it will record a total one-off charge of S$123.6 million for the first quarter ending June 30, in view of the likely liquidation of NokScoot, a 49-per-cent-owned associated company of Scoot Tigerair.
— The Business Times

O-Level and A-Level mother tongue oral exams on Polling Day to be rescheduled
O-Level and A-Level mother tongue oral examinations scheduled on Jul 10 will be moved to another day, as they would coincide with Polling Day in the coming General Election, said the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) on Friday (Jun 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

$1.36b package to help builders resume work safely
A new $1.36 billion fund has been set up to help construction companies, among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, safely restart work.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

WP unveils fourth and final slate of candidates, with one new face
HELPING the vulnerable and fostering healthy debate are some of the key priorities of the Workers’ Party’s (WP) fourth and final batch of candidates unveiled on Sunday for the upcoming General Election.
— The Business Times

Navigating work-related issues as Singapore reopens economy
Singaporeans are breathing a sigh of relief with the circuit breaker behind us and further restrictions being eased.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Recovery in global economic activity could be positive for Singapore stocks
AT THE beginning of the year, widespread expectation that elections would soon be called had many people expecting the Singapore government to roll out a generous Budget.
— The Business Times

GE2020: SPP launches manifesto calling for voting age to be cut to 18, no further increase in GST
The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) launched its manifesto on Sunday (Jun 28), calling for the voting age to be reduced to 18 from 21, and for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be held at the current 7 per cent.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

WP proposes SME bank, redundancy insurance in its manifesto
WORKERS’ Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh warned that there is a “real risk” of a wipe-out of elected opposition members of parliament (MPs) at the upcoming elections as he unveiled WP’s election slogan and manifesto on Sunday.
— The Business Times

GE2020: Elections Department receives 226 applications for political donation certificates
The Elections Department (ELD) has received 226 applications for political donation certificates as of Jun 26, when applications closed, it said on Saturday (Jun 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s 4 Budgets ‘effective’, residents have felt the ‘flow of benefits’: Heng Swee Keat
Singapore’s four Budgets have been “effective” in keeping residents employed, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Saturday (Jun 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS to offer cross-disciplinary degrees from August 2021
Students may get the flexibility to pursue programmes across disciplines, with the National University of Singapore (NUS) planning to transformits educational model.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than S$55 million set aside to help agriculture and aquaculture firms innovate
Nestled in the heart of Henderson estate, a local start-up which grows strawberries indoors is expecting to yield its first harvest in September for sale.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee calls for greater ASEAN cooperation amid fight against COVID-19
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called for greater cooperation and economic integration among ASEAN members amid challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Home-based learning set to be regular part of schooling post Covid-19, says Education Minister Ong Ye Kung
Pandemic or not, home-based learning (HBL) is set to become routine, with schools setting aside several days every month for online learning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Committee with landlords, tenants formed to develop framework for tenancy issues
A committee made up of landlords, tenants and industry watchers has been formed to discuss and develop a framework that would address ongoing issues around tenancy practices, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) announced on Friday (Jun 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Candidates can apply for police permits for perambulating vehicles with loudspeakers for campaigns
Candidates will be able to apply for police permits to use perambulating vehicles fitted with loudspeakers as part of their campaigns in the run up to the General Election, the police said on Sunday (Jun 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lee Hsien Yang dismisses remarks about using politics for ‘personal problems’
LEE Hsien Yang, the estranged younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, maintained on Sunday that his entrance into opposition politics was not driven by “personal problems”.
— The Business Times

2 Amoy Street bars ordered to cease operations, fined for breaching COVID-19 safety measures
Two F&B businesses along Amoy Street have been ordered to cease operations immediately after customers were allowed to consume alcohol on premises after 10.30pm.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore GE2020: Budget support measures help tide workers over crisis, says DPM Heng Swee Keat
The various financial support measures in the Budget have been effective in helping workers keep their jobs and tide them over this period, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: PM Lee Hsien Loong visits Kebun Baru residents in lead-up to Nomination Day
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited residents at the Mayflower Market and Food Centre on Sunday (Jun 28) morning, two days ahead of Nomination Day on Jun 30.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Crowds flock to malls, but F&B outlets in town recovering slower
They decided to stay home and avoid the expected crowds last weekend, the first after Singapore moved into phase two of its post-circuit breaker period. Yesterday, they formed part of the crowds seen queueing to get into some malls in town, not just to shop but also to meet friends and relatives.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Senior office-holders who previously won SMCs likely to defend their seats, say observers
As the People’s Action Party (PAP) gears up to defend its Single Member Constituencies (SMCs), senior political office-holders in some are likely to remain in their constituencies, said political observers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporeans can rely on PAP to guide nation through Covid-19 crisis: PM Lee
SINGAPORE can rely on the People’s Action Party (PAP) to guide it through the Covid-19 crisis, while securing the country’s long-term future, Prime Minister and PAP secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong said at the launch of the party’s manifesto, Our Lives, Our Jobs, Our Future, on Saturday morning.
— The Business Times

GE2020: SPP has ‘uphill battle’ in Potong Pasir, but has done well in outreach, analysts say
The Singapore People’s Party (SPP), contesting for the first time without the Chiams’ presence, faces an uphill battle in Potong Pasir SMC but has done well in its outreach, analysts say.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PSP candidates want government to ease up on top-down policies
THE Singapore government can do more to encourage entrepreneurship by letting go of “top-down policies” and create an environment for experimentation, said Progress Singapore Party (PSP) assistant secretary-general Leong Mun Wai on Friday.
— The Business Times

GE2020: Final 4 of 27 new PAP candidates introduced, including former fighter pilot
The People’s Action Party (PAP) on Friday (Jun 26) introduced the final four of 27 new prospective candidates for the upcoming General Election, including the founder of a social enterprise helping women and a former Air Force fighter pilot.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

14 men charged for breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures
Fourteen men were charged on Friday (Jun 26) for breaching safe distancing measures (SDM) under the COVID-19 regulations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore GE2020: Parties get creative with mascots, figurines and flags
From cute plushies to clay figurines and flags that can be attached to car windows, the various political parties have gotten creative with their merchandising for this year’s general election.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Facebook removes Fabrications About The PAP admin accounts for violating policies
Facebook has removed the accounts of those administering the Fabrications About The PAP page for violating its policies.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: SingCERT issues tips on staying safe in cyberspace during election period
The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) has warned that cyber-related threats could go up this election season, affecting not just political parties, but the general public and businesses as well.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Pink Dot SG’s online-only rally broadcast live, attracting 11,000 views
A livestream event to commemorate the annual Pink Dot SG rally broadcast on Saturday (June 27) night included short films, a music video and a documentary centred on issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All ActiveSG indoor sport halls to close for ‘time-out’ after COVID-19 case played badminton with large group at Jurong facility
All ActiveSG indoor sport halls will be closed for a “time-out” on Sunday (Jun 28) after safe management measures were breached by a group of badminton players that included a positive COVID-19 case, Sport Singapore (SportSG) said in a news release on Saturday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Widower, 63, who raped and sexually abused young daughter gets 28 years’ jail
A 63-year-old widower who raped and sexually abused his biological daughter over a period of six years from the time she was 12, was sentenced to 28 years’ jail on Friday (June 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Threesome rape trial: Man found guilty of raping stranger’s blindfolded girlfriend
A man who contested charges of raping a stranger’s blindfolded girlfriend by claiming that she knew and consented to the acts was found guilty on Friday (Jun 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

28 arrested for illegal gambling, vice activities in Geylang
Twenty-two men and six women were arrested during a multi-agency joint operation against illegal gambling and vice activities in Geylang, the Singapore Police Force said on Friday (Jun 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)



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