Singapore Morning News For January 22

Singapore Morning News For January 22

Singapore morning newsSingapore looking at laws for producers to take back e-waste from customers
To curb the electronic waste (e-waste) problem here, the authorities are considering regulations for manufacturers to collect their products that customers do not want anymore.
Singapore Government 

Singapore office rents to rise the most in Asia
Singapore office rents are set to post the biggest gains among Asian cities as an increase in demand runs into moderating supply, according to real-estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.
Today Online

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child
Gleaming Singapore is every bit the modern city, but the struggles of one father to adopt his child has shown how modern values are butting up against traditional concepts of family, writes the BBC’s Yvette Tan in Singapore.

New business district in Punggol to chart Govt’s focus on digital economy, will create 28,000 jobs
The opening of a new business and education hub in Punggol from 2023 will create 28,000 jobs in fields such as cybersecurity and data analytics, creating job opportunities “close to home”.
Channel NewsAsia 

How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans?
I refer to theonlinecitizen’s facebook posting (Jan 18) – “Update: Police has informed TOC that the signing event at the various locations is illegal under the Public Order Act. Therefore, no one will be there waiting for signing. However, if anyone is keen, write in to us in email or Facebook to arrange a private meet up based on the set timing and locations to sign the petition.
The Independent Singapore 

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Singapore to sign free trade agreement with Sri Lanka
Singapore will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka this week – its 13th bilateral deal and, significantly, its first since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) faced a setback last year when the United States withdrew from it.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Rise of fake news: Tackling misinformation one share at a time
As governments and organisations try to tame the spread of fake news, Channel NewsAsia’s Lee Li Ying takes a deeper look at ongoing efforts to stem falsehoods online.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

SLNG terminal has enough capacity to replace piped gas if necessary: CEO
SINGAPORE’S liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal has completed a recent expansion and now has enough capacity to meet the city-state’s total gas demand, even if it were to stop importing natural gas through pipes.
The Business Times

Indonesian businessman wins S$1 million in Changi Airport lucky draw
Two men have hit the jackpot after winning the top prizes in Changi Airport’s latest Be a Changi Millionaire retail campaign, Changi Airport Group announced in a media release on Sunday (Jan 21).
Channel NewsAsia 

Only 6 per cent of domestic e-waste ends up in recycling bins: NEA study
Most Singaporeans know nothing or little about how to recycle their unwanted electrical or electronic goods, resulting in only about 6 per cent of domestic e-waste recycled and one-quarter thrown out with food and other general waste.
Today Online 

If terrorists strike, these elite cops will ride into battle
The Rapid Deployment Troops (RDT), from the Special Operations Command, form a mobile anti-terror unit which turned operational in July last year. RDT acts as a “second wave” to support land division first responders during a riot or terror incident.
The New Paper

Foreign interest seen returning to Singapore residential market
FOREIGN demand is expected to return to the Singapore residential property market this year, Bank of Singapore (BOS) believes.
The Business Times

Thai police nab man with fake Singapore passports
Three fake Singapore passports were found by Thai police who nabbed a Pakistani national suspected of producing fraudulent travel documents.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Everything you know about Fake News is wrong
Aside from Singapore, other far more democratic countries are considering or have already passed laws against fake news.
The Independent Singapore

First tranche of medical fee benchmarks slated for release in second half of 2018
In the second half of this year, a 13-member committee looking into fee benchmarks for medical procedures and services is set to release its first round of benchmarks for common medical procedures such as surgery for cataract and appendicitis.
Today Online 

Punggol Digital District: Singapore’s first tech-driven enterprise district
THE Punggol Digital District (PDD), a new 50-hectare development in Punggol North, is set to become Singapore’s first Enterprise District driven by technology and innovation.
The Business Times 

Charging of PMD caused Tampines unit to be engulfed in flames
A fire broke out at Block 867A Tampines Street 83 yesterday (Jan 20) at about 5.30pm.
Asia One 


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