Singapore morning news for August 15

Singapore morning news for August 15

Singapore morning newsSingapore says no Malaysian request for return of 1MDB-linked jet
Singapore police said on Tuesday an aircraft linked to an investigation into a multi-billion scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB was in the city-state but Malaysia had not made a formal request for its return.
— Reuters

Unsustainable growth in manufacturing could hit Singapore’s GDP
The boost from the manufacturing sector could ease in H2 as Chinese import demand cools down.
— Singapore Business Review

Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal
Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than ten times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts.
— PattayaMail

Retailers caught, 18 illegal PMDs and 2 PABs seized in LTA operation
When officers from the Singapore Police Force, Traffic Police and the enforcement unit of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) entered his shop, Mr Victor Lee felt a little intimidated, even though he had nothing to worry about.
— The New Paper

Telnyx establishes PoP in Singapore
Carrier-grade full stack communications platform Telnyx has completed a round-the-world ring with the opening of a point of presence in Singapore, its first in Asia.
— Telecomasia

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Temasek joins US$150m funding for US biotech firm
Orchard Therapeutics will utilise the funding to register and commercialise their clinical programs.
— Singapore Business Review

Noble Group warns of liquidity constraints as it reports second-quarter loss
Singapore-listed Noble Group Ltd, which is pursuing a $3.5 billion debt restructuring to stay afloat, warned of liquidity constraints as it reported a second-quarter net loss that was also caused in part by restructuring expenses.
— Reuters

Yahoo Poll: Is it fair for Malaysia to hike the price of water it sells to Singapore?
The price of water is of perennial concern to Singapore’s residents.
— YahooNews

Singapore sports app Rovo raises $649,000 from seed funding round
The app is a social network aimed at casual, amateur, and semi-competitive sports players.
— Singapore Business Review

SingHealth breach a wake-up call for Smart Nation Singapore
A few weeks have gone since Singapore’s massive data breach, which resulted in the theft of health-related records of around 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
— GovInsider

Only 3 in 10 Singapore business travellers feel confident on data safety
Only over a fourth (27%) of business travellers from Singapore expressed confidence that their employer’s data safety will not be compromised when travelling, a study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) revealed.
— Singapore Business Review

Rebooting Smart Nation – Inspiration for Singapore’s future
Happy (belated) birthday, Singapore! What does the future hold for you?
— GovInsider

No rain, low winds and high humidity making Singaporeans all hot and sweaty
If you feel that Singapore’s weather has been scorching in recent days, you are not wrong.
— The Straits Times

The Asian Export Awards 2018 partners with Food Industry Asia
Food Industry Asia joins the top award for Asia’s exporters as supporting partner.
— Singapore Business Review

Compromises for a stronger Singapore
Human society stopped working for the majority of people on the planet sometime in the last 30 years.
— GovInsider

Singapore-Malaysia ties face uncertain times: Panellists at ST Global Briefing
Relations between Singapore and Malaysia are set for greater uncertainty if the first three months of the new Pakatan Harapan government are anything to go by, said regional watchers on Monday (Aug 13) at a forum.
— The Straits Times

More than 10 HFMD cases reported in eight pre-schools
More than 10 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have been reported in six childcare centres and two kindergartens in Singapore.
— The New Paper

EIU says Singapore is the 37th most livable city in the world…not that it matters to the average Singaporean
It’s that time of the year again when cities around the world are ranked for their level of liveability by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group charged with analysing how the world is changing.

Jho Low’s jet is at Seletar Airport, says Singapore spokesman
A luxury jet believed to be owned by fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho – also known as Jho Low – is parked at Seletar Airport, the Singapore authorities have confirmed for the first time.
— The New Paper

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Island-wide sting operation against errant PMD and PAB retailers
A total of 18 personal mobility devices (PMDs) and 2 power-assisted bicycles (PABs) were seized in an island-wide sting operation by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) from 17 July to 2 August 2018 on 18 retailers of PMDs and PABs.

Upgrade of home, centre-based services needed: Study
An upgrade of home and centre-based care services in Singapore is needed as more seniors are being cared for outside of hospitals and nursing homes in fast-ageing Singapore, a Lien Foundation study on long-term care services revealed.
— The New Paper

Malaysian politicians send conflicting signals to Singapore, but our own politicians confound and dumbfound their own citizens
One minute, the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail is called off, the next minute it is on again, subject to negotiation.

A ‘cat and mouse game’: Unlicensed massage parlours feel the heat from new laws
She came from China 18 years ago, eagerly looking forward to the bliss of married life, and could not be more excited when awarded her Singapore citizenship a short while later.
— Channel NewsAsia

More pursuing nursing and medical degrees at Singapore universities
The Government’s drive to attract more professionals to the healthcare sector appears to be paying off, as enrolment numbers have gone up in nursing and medical degree courses at universities here.
— TodayOnline

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to deliver his National Day Rally 2018 speech on 19 August 2018
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally 2018 speech on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at the Institute of Technical Education at 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Singapore 567720.

Khaw Boon Wan, Azmin Ali agree to continue HSR discussions ‘in the coming weeks’: MOT
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali met in Singapore on Saturday (Aug 11) to discuss the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) confirmed on Tuesday.
— Channel NewsAsia

RSAF aerial display possible cause of dislodged ceiling panels, lights at Marina Bay Cruise Centre: Experts
Air pressure and vibrations from the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) aerial display could possibly have caused false-ceiling panels and lights to dislodge at the nearby Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore at the weekend, experts said.
— TodayOnline


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She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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