Singapore morning news for June 5

Singapore morning news for June 5

Singapore morning news

Budget 2020 Care and Support cash payouts to be made to eligible S’poreans from 18 June: MOF
Eligible Singaporeans will be receiving cash payouts under the Unity and Resilience Budgets’ Care and Support Package starting 18 June, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
— The Online Citizen

Visitor arrivals to Singapore hit historic low in April
The number of visitors to Singapore plummeted to a historic low of 748 in April, the first full month since a ban on short-term visitors was put in place.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports 517 new COVID-19 cases, including 15 asymptomatic cases in the community
Singapore reported 517 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Jun 4), including 15 community cases that are all asymptomatic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HDB resale volume dips to 30-year low but prices edge up
Just 364 flats changed hands in May, a 13.9 per cent decrease from the 423 resold in April.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than 408,000 COVID-19 tests conducted in Singapore
More than 408,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Singapore as of Jun 1, Health Minister Mr Gan Kim Yong said in a written parliamentary reply on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Manpower Minister warns employers against disguising retrenchment as other forms of termination — but NTUC assistant sec-gen shares “horror stories” from affected workers
Employers must refrain from laying off their workers under the guise of other forms of termination or prepare to face penalties such as the withdrawal of government financial support, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo.
— The Online Citizen

Places of worship, bars, nightclubs and cultural venues will need to convince authorities before reopening, says Gan Kim Yong
Places of worship, cultural venues, and public entertainment establishments will need to “convince” the authorities with “robust safety plans” before they can be permitted to reopen, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Thursday (4 June).
— The Online Citizen

New dorm standards good for workers but will come with inevitable cost hike: Dorm operators
New standards for migrant worker dormitories will enhance workers’ wellbeing, said dormitory operators here, but will come with a cost increase of at least 50 per cent to implement them in existing dorms.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Zaqy Mohamad: More than 32,000 healthy migrant workers moved into temporary accommodation
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore that severely impacted the migrant workers, an update about them had been requested for in Parliament today (4 June).
— The Online Citizen

Almost a quarter of infected household members of COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic, Singapore study finds
A Singapore study that tested the household close contacts of COVID-19 patients has found that an estimated 23 per cent of those infected were asymptomatic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Doctors in Singapore advised to look out for blood, heart problems in COVID-19 patients
Four COVID-19 cases in Singapore died in May because of heart-related issues, and not of the disease.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore under probe over money laundering controls
The Singapore casino of billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp is being probed by the US Department of Justice over whether anti-money laundering regulations were breached in the way it handled the accounts of top gamblers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Older workers, self-employed individuals as well as small businesses the focus as MPs debate new Fortitude Budget
Members of Parliament on Thursday (Jun 4) affirmed their support for the new Fortitude Budget, although some expressed concerns for groups such as older workers and self-employed individuals.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man caught smuggling 22 animals in car jailed for 2 months, fined $9,600
A man who tried to smuggle 22 animals, including endangered and poisonous frogs, into Singapore in his rented car, was caught at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Nov 10 last year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Real risk of resurgence in COVID-19 cases, clusters if too many activities resume too quickly: Gan Kim Yong
Singapore faces a “real risk” of a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases or clusters if it resumes too many activities too quickly, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in Parliament on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Holistic assessment’ conducted before deciding to allow travel to another country: Chee Hong Tat
Singapore conducts a “holistic assessment” that takes into account various factors beyond a low recorded number of COVID-19 infections before deciding whether to allow travel to other countries, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Covid-19 claims first Singapore Michelin-starred victim
THE Covid-19 pandemic has claimed its first Michelin-starred victim, with Vianney Massot Restaurant set to close permanently by the end of this month.
— The Business Times

People eligible for COVID-19 Support Grant do not need to be unemployed for 3 straight months before applying
People who are eligible for the COVID-19 Support Grant need not wait until they are unemployed for three consecutive months before applying for assistance, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Employees injured while working from home are eligible for compensation: Zaqy Mohamad
Employers have to compensate their employees for injuries sustained during work-from-home arrangements, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in Parliament on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

$7.7 million lost to tech support scams from Jan to April in big spike over same period last year
One victim lost $958,500, the highest sum cheated in a single case between January and April.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

No signs of children’s inflammatory syndrome seen in local COVID-19 cases: Gan Kim Yong
None of the COVID-19 patients under the age of 16 in Singapore have shown symptoms suggestive of the inflammatory syndrome reported elsewhere in the world, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Staff can work at more than one site if job scope requires it
Even though cross-deployment of employees to different worksites is not allowed due to workplace measures taken to stop the spread of Covid-19, employees can work at more than one site if their job scope requires them to do so.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Support schemes in 4 Budgets have saved jobs, but job seekers should ‘keep an open mind’: Josephine Teo
If Singapore did not have the support programmes introduced in the four Budgets this year, the country would be “drenched in soaring unemployment”, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Activist Jolovan Wham shares how Singaporeans can be allies to migrant workers by magnifying their voices
One of the most important thing a Singaporean can do as an ally to migrant workers is use their privilege and resources to amplify their voices, said activist Jolovan Wham during an online lecture series on CVODI-19, migrant health crisis and communicative equality.
— The Online Citizen

Hospitality group Banyan Tree lays off 30% of Singapore staff amid Covid-19 hit
Hospitality group Banyan Tree has laid off around 10 per cent of its 11,000 staff across its brands.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NTUC ‘realistic’ about tougher times ahead, will continue preserving and creating jobs: Ng Chee Meng
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Job Security Council has matched more than 10,000 workers to new jobs since its formation in February, but we still have much to do, said NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Meng on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore landlords need a post Covid-19 remake
Every third dollar changing hands on Singapore Exchange is because of someone buying or selling units in a real estate investment trust (Reit).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Three firms fined over S$32,000 for rigging Wildlife Reserves Singapore job bids
THE Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) on Thursday issued financial penalties against three firms for participating in anti-competitive agreements to rig the bids for the provision of building, construction and maintenance services to Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS).
— The Business Times

Expanded programme to place and train 3,000 Singaporeans in tech jobs over next two to three years
An existing government programme will be expanded to place 3,000 Singaporeans in technology-related jobs and train them over the next two to three years, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

WP MPs question lack of women in COVID-19 economic task force, role of President in use of reserves
A task force set up to help Singapore’s economy recover from the impact of COVID-19 does not have enough female representatives, Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) Sylvia Lim said on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

8th anniversary of the death of Dr Lim Hock Siew, not forgetting him and other victims of Operation Coldstore
First published on Function 8 Today is the 8th anniversary of the death of Dr Lim Hock Siew (21 February 1931 – 4 June 2012).
— The Online Citizen

Over 100 Scoot cabin crew take up temp jobs at ams Sensors Singapore
More than 100 cabin crew from Scoot have taken on temporary employment with ams Sensor Singapore for a period of at least three months from May this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, both companies said in a joint statement on Thursday (June 4).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Why Singapore is ASEAN’s sandbox for innovation in healthtech
In recent months we have seen healthcare systems in many parts of the developing world coming under immense pressure as they struggle to control the spread of COVID-19.
— e27

Undischarged bankrupt charged with misappropriating over $1 million meant for foreign investments
A 47-year-old woman who is an undischarged bankrupt was charged on Thursday (June 4) with swindling six persons of over $1 million which was meant to be used for foreign exchange investments.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man who illicitly filmed 1,391 clips of women over 13 years in ‘most prolific’ case gets jail
A married man who took nearly 1,400 videos of women in states of undress over 13 years was sentenced to two years and three months’ jail on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Doctor struck off for wrongly declaring cause of death
A doctor has been struck off the Register of Medical Practitioners for wrongly certifying the cause of death.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Youth pleads guilty to attacking then boyfriend’s father with knife
A youth attacked her then boyfriend’s father with a knife last year, causing him to suffer cuts on his fingers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)



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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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