Singapore morning news for August 28

Singapore morning news for August 28

MOM warns of fake employment pass application website The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has warned members of the public of yet another fake website that is pretending to be the ministry and duping users into providing their personal information. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Better factory data but economists divided on whether Singapore will dodge […]

Indonesia morning news for August 27

Indonesia morning news for August 27

Jokowi names Penajam Paser Utara as new capital city site President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has named Penajam Paser Utara and Kutai Kertanegara in East Kalimantan Province as the sites of the new capital city. — Antara News Five military personnel suspended, probed for alleged racial abuse against Papuans The Brawijaya Military Command in East Java […]

Singapore morning news for August 27

Singapore morning news for August 27

Haze returns to S’pore end-August 2019 The National Environment Agency (NEA) said this was caused by a brief shift in the direction of the prevailing winds that blew from the southwest on Sunday. — Mothership Singapore may avoid recession after production beats forecasts Singapore’s manufacturing output fell for a third straight month in July but […]

Indonesia morning news for August 26

Indonesia morning news for August 26

Why Indonesia Is Shifting Its Capital From Jakarta Jakarta is soon to become an ex-capital city. Indonesia is planning to move its administrative headquarters from its richest island of Java to the forest island of Borneo. — Bloomberg Defense budget the biggest, mostly for personnel spending The government has again increased the budget for the […]

Singapore morning news for August 26

Singapore morning news for August 26

Commentary: How effectively can Singapore adapt to sea level rise? Even as Singapore strives to adapt to rising sea levels, let’s not win that battle yet end up losing the larger war against climate change, says the Singapore Management University’s Winston Chow. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) 21% more mosquito breeding habitats destroyed in […]

Indonesia morning news for August 23

Indonesia morning news for August 23

Minister claims it’s East Kalimantan as provinces scramble in race for new capital Following months of vague hints and uncertainty, the government has determined that it will relocate the nation’s capital city to East Kalimantan, a minister has claimed. — The Jakarta Post Bank Indonesia surprises with second rate cut in two months Indonesia’s central […]

Singapore morning news for August 23

Singapore morning news for August 23

New training academy launched to help workers in environmental services pick up new skills From robot cleaners to kitchen sinks that turn food waste into fertiliser, the environmental services industry has been evolving to tackle challenges like manpower constraints. — Straits Times (annoying popups) When climate change hits home in Singapore PM Lee’s speech – […]

Indonesia morning news for August 22

Indonesia morning news for August 22

Indonesia’s plan for G-7 status is not bold enough McKinsey has tipped Indonesia to reach Group of Seven status, having one of the world’s largest economies, by 2030. — Nikkei Asian Review Tax officers arrested after allegedly securing massive tax refunds for car dealer The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it has arrested four tax […]

Singapore morning news for August 22

Singapore morning news for August 22

Singapore mulls bonds, reserves for $100 billion climate fight Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the $100 billion it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century. — Straits Times (annoying popups) ‘Calamity may come’ if Singapore doesn’t take care of its coastlines now: Masagos Zulkifli […]

Indonesia morning news for August 21

Indonesia morning news for August 21

Indonesia-US bilateral trade value targeted at US$50 billion The Indonesian Trade Ministry has outlined a target for the value of bilateral trade between Indonesia and the United States to reach US$50 billion in the coming several years. — Antara News Calls mount for govt to investigate racial abuse against Papuans As the country reels from […]

Singapore morning news for August 21

Singapore morning news for August 21

Singapore beats expectations to attract $8.1b investment commitments in first half of 2019 Strong economic headwinds and the US-China trade tensions have not stopped Singapore from attracting an unexpectedly large amount of investment commitments. — Straits Times (annoying popups) ST Engineering to launch trial of driverless buses booked with an app Singapore will next week […]

Lao morning news for August 20

Lao morning news for August 20

Labor Imbalance Causes Unemployment in Laos An imbalance in the supply and demand of labor in some sectors poses a challenge for Laos in its efforts to tackle rising unemployment. — The Laotian Times Govt, UN prepare for better emergency response Humanitarian groups from the government, the United Nations and international civil society organisations met […]