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 […]

Singapore morning news for January 11

Singapore morning news for January 11

Property cooling measures had more bite than expected: DBS chief DBS bank’s property loans segment shrunk by 40 to 50 per cent after last July’s cooling measures, with the lender’s chief executive officer Piyush Gupta saying that the government intervention had “more bite” than anticipated. — Today Singapore Patients not covered under MediShield has doubled […]

Singapore morning news for January 10

Singapore morning news for January 10

Probe report on SingHealth data breach points to basic failings Staff who fell prey to phishing attacks. Weak administrator passwords. Not applying a patch that could have stopped the hacking. And an IT cyber-security team that could not even recognise a security incident. — Straits Times New initiative helps SMEs digitalise from the get-go NEWLY […]

Thailand morning news for January 10

Thailand morning news for January 10

Thai investment applications top $28bn in 2018, exceed target Investment applications in Thailand reached a total of 902 billion baht ($28.2 billion) worth of projects in 2018, 43 percent higher than requests the previous year and beating a target of 720 billion baht, the state investment agency said on Wednesday. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) […]

Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund donates Bt3 mln to victims of ‘Pabuk’

Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund donates Bt3 mln to victims of ‘Pabuk’

Honda Thailand Foundation’s (HTFs) Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund (HKKT Fund) is a familiar site to the nations poor and minority rural dwellers, dispensing blankets and warm clothing ahead of the cold season, and pitching in at times of natural disaster. In the wake of Tropical Storm Pabuk’, which cut a destructive path through parts […]

Singapore morning news for January 9

Singapore morning news for January 9

Singapore’s greenhouse gas emissions top 50m tonnes: Report Singapore generated more than 50 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2014, the bulk of it from the burning of fossil fuels to generate energy for industries, buildings, households and transportation. — Today Singapore Healthcare boosted Singapore’s capital markets in 2018 Singapore’s capital markets were significantly lifted […]

Thailand morning news for January 9

Thailand morning news for January 9

Commission lifts “yellow card” from Thailand for its actions against illegal fishing The European Commission delists Thailand from the group of “warned countries” as recognition of its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. — European Commission (video) Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision Human rights organisations, and social and news […]

Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision

Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision

Human rights organisations, and social and news media channels are today awash with praise for Thailand for allowing 18-year-old Saudi Arabia woman Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun temporary entry to file an application for asylum. Since AEC News Today first broke details of Ms al-Qunun’s predicament on Sunday, Jan 6, news of her detention and pending […]

Singapore morning news for January 8

Singapore morning news for January 8

Blockchain incubator programme launches in Singapore A crypto-currency wallet that works with smart contracts, a digital marketplace to trade renewable energy certificates and an online protocol that uses biometrics to authenticate identities are some of the projects selected for an incubator programme launched yesterday. — Straits Times “Seletar cannot use Malaysia’s airspace”–M’sian Foreign Minister Datuk […]

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