Singapore Morning News For November 29

Singapore Morning News For November 29

Singapore morning newsSingapore must stand firm to preserve its interests, even under pressure: Dr Tony Tan
Singapore must stand firm to preserve its “fundamental interests”, even if the country comes under heavy pressure, or despite a temporary downturn in bilateral relations, said former President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Tuesday (Nov 28).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore: Drop Case Against Peaceful Protester
Singapore authorities should drop the case against activist Jolovan Wham for holding three public gatherings in the city-state, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities are expected to charge Wham on November 29, 2017 with three counts of organizing a public assembly without a police permit and one count of vandalism.
Human Rights Watch

Most Singapore foreign domestic workers exploited, survey says
One woman had her pay docked for cutting tofu wrongly, while another said she was forced to sleep in front of her employer’s toilet.

Singapore-based $1-t fund manager keen on Sabeco shares, says Vietnam trade ministry
Vietnam’s biggest brewer Sabeco has said a $1 trillion fund manager based out of Singapore was interested in its upcoming share disposal, according to the government media portal report, citing the company.

India to provide naval support to Singapore
India is getting set to provide to Singapore naval practice and logistics facilities, which will include live firing drills in the Andamans, to add to the ones already being provided to the army and air force of the city-state for the last 10 years.
The Times Of India

SMRT to enhance mobile app to provide real-time travel information
By September next year, commuters on SMRT trains will be able to see train arrival timings updated in real-time to include the recovery time while rail engineers fix faults, the train operator said.
Channel NewsAsia

Singaporeans urged to postpone travel to Bali amid Mount Agung eruption: MFA
Singaporeans have been urged to postpone travel plans to Bali as Indonesian authorities raised the alert for Mount Agung to the highest level and as Bali’s airport remained closed for another day, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a travel advisory on Tuesday (Nov
Channel NewsAsia

Pokemon-themed fun run returns to Singapore for second edition
The Pokemon Run is returning to Singapore for a second time in January, complete with a carnival and a dance performance.
Channel NewsAsia

Mobile payments by credit card users on the rise in S’pore: Survey
A study that polled close to 3,000 credit cardholders revealed that the use of mobile payments in Singapore has grown by more than half since last year. This is even though consumers pointed to security as the chief concern for them not using a mobile wallet.
Today Online

Activist Jolovan Wham to be charged for organising illegal public assemblies
Civil activist Jolovan Wham will be charged on Wednesday (Nov 29) for organising public assemblies without a permit, vandalism and refusing to sign his statements, said the police.
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore F1 contractor fined over S$570,000 for bid-rigging
A contractor for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix was fined more than S$570,000 by the competition watchdog on Tuesday (Nov 28) for rigging the bids of two tenders – providing electrical services for the race and separately, offering asset tagging services for an international school.
Today Online

MFA issues second travel advisory urging S’poreans to defer Bali travel plans
Defer travel plans to Bali until the situation involving the Mount Agung volcano improves, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has said in its second travel advisory on the popular Indonesian holiday destination in a week.
Today Online

9 to be charged for abusing police officers
Nine people who allegedly assaulted, insulted or abused police officers in various ways will be charged on Wednesday (Nov 29), police said.
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore: Kryptos-X launches with $1m seed investment from Fatfish Internet
Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Kryptos-X has secured $1 million in seed funding from ASX-listed Fatfish Internet Group. The new exchange is founded and led by Tony Mackay, the Australian entrepreneur behind Chi-X Global, a network of alternative stock trading platforms.

E-commerce courses grow in popularity with online shopping
Since last year, Ms Soon, who is in her 50s, has attended three courses related to e-commerce at the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS), such as the Alibaba Taobao University CEO Programme, and sent three employees on courses as well.
The New Paper

Singapore wins bid to host 2024 Rotary Club global convention
MORE than 25,000 Rotary members worldwide are set to converge in Singapore in 2024 as the Republic has won the provisional bid to host the international service organisation’s annual convention that year.
The Business Times

Expert expects GST rise of 2 percentage points in Budget 2018
A rise of 2 percentage points in the goods and services tax (GST) will probably be announced in the next Budget, but the actual increases will be spread over the following two years.
The New Paper

Singapore to lead Asia digital push by CMA CGM
IN a vote of confidence in Singapore, CMA CGM said the Republic will lead the world’s third biggest shipping group’s Asia digital strategy.
The Business Times

Dissections, sales pitches all part of The Learning Lab’s classes
One afternoon at United Square, a nine-year-old boy stood in front of his class and delivered a sales pitch for a game.
The New Paper


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