Singapore morning news for January 18

Singapore morning news for January 18

Johor Chief Minister defends visit to Malaysia vessel anchored in Singapore waters JOHOR BAHRU: Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian on Thursday (Jan 17) defended his decision to visit a Malaysian vessel anchored in Singapore waters, adding that his actions have been supported by grassroots leaders. — Channel News Asia (very annoying popups) Half of Singapore […]

Thailand morning news for January 18

Thailand morning news for January 18

Air pollution alert for Friday Air pollution is expected to get worse in Bangkok on Friday following a slight improvement in weather conditions on Thursday. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Asean foreign ministers retreat in Chiang Mai (video) Asean foreign ministers and senior officials have gathered in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai […]

Asean foreign ministers retreat in Chiang Mai (video)

Asean foreign ministers and senior officials have gathered in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai for the 2019 Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AFMR) and the Asean Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM). The meetings signify the first major events of Thailand’s year as Asean chair and the first opportunity for it to lay out its priorities […]

Singapore morning news for January 17

Singapore morning news for January 17

Google in talks for 400,000 sq ft space at Alexandra Technopark GOOGLE is planning to expand in Singapore, going by market talk that it plans to boost its real estate footprint on the island. — The Business Times Uncertainty weighs on Singapore firms with UK ops, businesses fret over chance of a hard Brexit British […]

Thailand morning news for January 17

Thailand morning news for January 17

World Bank trims Thailand 2019 GDP growth to 3.8% The World Bank has trimmed its projection for Thailand’s economic growth this year to 3.8% from 3.9% estimated earlier, due to a global slowdown and elevated trade tensions between the United States and China. — Bangkok Post PM finally says it: election date will be changed […]

Singapore morning news for January 16

Singapore morning news for January 16

Office market’s takeup rate hit 1.59 million sqft in 2018 In 2018, the office market outperformed expectations despite a relatively lacklustre performance in Q4 as CBRE Research noted that annual take up rate hit 1.59 million sqft, which is about 25 soccer fields in size. This beat the net supply of 1.51 million sqft, whilst […]

Thailand morning news for January 16

Thailand morning news for January 16

PM searching for haze solution The use of more environmentally friendly B20 biodiesel and temporary school closures in critically haze-affected areas are among various proposals pitched by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as the government ramps up efforts to tackle fine dust particles that have blanketed Bangkok. — Bangkok Post (annoying popups) Thailand must postpone election […]

Thailand morning news for January 15

Thailand morning news for January 15

Thai military junta to cancel general elections; 5th delay since 2014 coup The Thai military junta on Monday signalled that the long-postponed general elections will be delayed yet again, the fifth delay in less than five years. — Devdiscourse A reduction of 100 million+ plastic bags at 7-eleven stores in one month More than 100 […]

Singapore morning news for January 15

Singapore morning news for January 15

Parliament Briefs : CAAS to develop system to monitor drones The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) plans to develop a system to monitor unmanned aircraft systems. — Straits Times 32 O-level additional mathematics Paper 2 scripts from Singapore lost in Britain An examiner’s bag containing 32 O-level additional mathematics scripts from Singapore was taken […]

Singapore morning news for January 14

Singapore morning news for January 14

Singapore protests ‘provocative’ visit by Johor’s chief minister to Malaysian vessel in its territorial waters The Republic has sent a diplomatic note to Malaysia to protest against the visit by Johor’s chief minister to a vessel that intruded into the city-state’s territorial waters, calling it a “provocative act”. — Today Singapore Vaping: 67 offenders nabbed […]

Thailand morning news for January 14

Thailand morning news for January 14

Pro-Election Rallies Causing ‘Chaos,’ Army Chief Says The nation’s army chief said protesters insisting that elections go ahead as planned next month are inciting “chaos.” — Khaosod English Smog serious threat to public health: experts Air pollution blankets capital for third day in a row, with prospects of prolonged unhealthy air quality levels — The […]

Thailand morning news for January 11

Thailand morning news for January 11

Security detail slain inside Pattani school during classes Four defence volunteers were shot dead inside a school in Yarang district shortly before noon on Thursday, as the violence shows no sign of easing in the far South. — Bangkok Post Election no later than March, Wissanu assures DEPUTY Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam yesterday said the […]