Singapore morning news for September 5

Singapore morning news for September 5

Singapore’s education system faces ‘biggest challenge’ of enabling continued learning, PM Lee says Developing an education system that meets the needs of those in their 50s to 70s is a challenge Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says is “not easy at all” to solve but Singapore “will do it”. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) […]

Indonesia morning news for September 4

Indonesia morning news for September 4

Critics lambast Criminal Code bill for ‘morality’ articles. But House seeks to pass bill soon As the 2014-2019 term at the House of Representatives comes to an end, the legislative body and the government are resolved to pass the revised Criminal Code (KUHP) bill before the end of the month, seeking to conclude the decades-old […]

Singapore morning news for September 4

Singapore morning news for September 4

Public transport fares may increase by up to 7%: PTC Public transport fares could increase by up to 7 per cent in the 2019 fare review exercise, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Tuesday (Sep 3). — Channel News Asia (very annoying popups) S$100b for climate change measures could come from borrowing, reserves and […]

Indonesia morning news for September 3

Indonesia morning news for September 3

Indonesia to raise state health insurer’s premiums to plug cash deficit Indonesia’s state health insurer will raise its premiums by at least 65% starting this month to plug a deficit expected to reach 32 trillion rupiah ($2.25 billion), officials said, despite protests from parliament members and trade unions. — Reuters World Bank Reminds Jokowi of […]

Singapore morning news for September 3

Singapore morning news for September 3

Launch of CareShield Life in 2020: How the long-term disability insurance will impact you CareShield Life will be a compulsory long-term care insurance for Singapore residents born from 1980 onwards, regardless of their health, disability or financial status. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Some magnetic toys unsafe for kids, warns Enterprise Singapore after serious incidents […]

Indonesia morning news for September 2

Indonesia morning news for September 2

BNN confiscates assets of drug convict accused of continuing business behind bars The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has confiscated several assets belonging to Muhammad Adam, a convicted drug dealer it accuses of controlling international drug transactions worth Rp 28 billion (US$1.95 million) from behind bars. — The Jakarta Post AIIB to approve $500m loan for […]

Singapore morning news for September 2

Singapore morning news for September 2

Crime up 7% in first half of 2019, mainly due to rise in scam cases: Police The total number of reported crimes in Singapore increased by 7 per cent in the first half of 2019 to 16,745 cases, compared to 15,649 cases for the same period in 2018, the police said on Friday (Aug 30). […]

Indonesia morning news for August 30

Indonesia morning news for August 30

Indonesia pledges $40 billion to modernize Jakarta ahead of new capital: minister The Indonesian government is not abandoning Jakarta after announcing plans to move the country’s capital, its planning minister said, pledging to spend $40 billion to save the slowly sinking city in the next decade. — Reuters BI Governor Talks on Globalization’s Death,Rise of […]

Singapore morning news for August 30

Singapore morning news for August 30

US-China trade war could have some positive spillover effects for region: Experts There can be positive spillover effects for the region from US-China trade tensions, said leaders and experts at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs’ 12th Asean and Asia Forum on Thursday. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore retains position as second safest city […]

Indonesia morning news for August 29

Indonesia morning news for August 29

Rp865bn ‘Down Payment’ to Build New Capital City, Minister Says Minister of Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that the construction of infrastructure buildings in the new capital city will require a “down payment” or initial budget of Rp865 billion. — Tempo.co Indonesia to give $352 mln to state bank in bid to boost […]

Singapore morning news for August 29

Singapore morning news for August 29

Bad debt in Singapore predicted to increase due to Sino-US trade war, part of overall dismal economic trends On the heels of a dismal economic growth prediction this year and even the prospect of a looming recession, Singapore firms also may accumulate more bad debt as the Republic’s trade-dependent economy experiences ripples from ongoing Sino-US […]

Indonesia morning news for August 28

Indonesia morning news for August 28

Better human capital ‘key’ to escaping lower middle-income trap, economist says Indonesia may escape from the lower middle income trap that the country has faced since 1985 by improving its human capital through increased attention on the quality of education, an economist has said. — The Jakarta Post Jokowi orders strict monitoring of waste imports […]