Singapore Morning News For January 23

Singapore Morning News For January 23

Singapore morning newsSingapore may be ageing, but its leadership cannot be aged: DPM Teo
Although Singapore’s population is greying, it must not allow its national leadership to become aged, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
Today Online 

Singtel Takes Aim at Self-Centred Singaporeans… Again (HD video)
After racking up almost 5.3 million views for its pre-Christmas ‘sadvertisement’ on how phubbing almost ruined ‘Ah Ma’s Christmas’, Singapore telecommunications company Singtel is back pricking the social conscious of Singaporeans again with ‘Mr Lim’s Reunion Dinner’.
AEC News Today 

Introduction of dual-class shares by Singapore Exchange raises concerns
It is a win for company founders looking to go public in Singapore but some investors may lose out when the Singapore Exchange (SGX) introduces dual-class shares later this year.
Channel NewsAsia

Synthetic medical marijuana could fuel Singapore’s future economy and create jobs
The Republic of Singapore is well known locally and internationally for its strict laws on the use and sale of drugs. The possession or consumption of marijuana or cannabis can lead to a maximum 10-year jail term and/or up to $20,000 in fines while those found guilty of trafficking, importing or exporting more than 500 grams of the drug can be sentenced to the death penalty.
The Independent Singapore 

Singapore experiments with smart government
Singapore has a reputation as a free-trading entrepôt, beloved of buccaneering Brexiters. But the island state also boasts a long history of state interventionism in the economy, on which rightwing ideological purists are less keen.
The Financial Times 

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Singapore completed three trials under Safety and Security Industry Programme (SSIP) 2020
Three Safety and Security test-bed projects have been completed under the Singapore Government’s Safety and Security Industry Programme (SSIP) 2020. The SSIP 2020 is led by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and done in collaboration with JTC. The announcement was made by NEC Corporation and NEC Asia Pacific.
Open Gov Asia

Singapore reveals delivery date for first Airbus tanker
Singapore will take delivery of its first Airbus Defence and Space A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport later this year, as the country’s Air Force celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Defense News

Keeping Singapore’s economy dynamic despite nation’s demographic challenges
I will focus my presentation on the economic implications of demographic change: what it means for economic growth and economic dynamism. The two are different.
Today Online 

Singapore primary school pupils rank No. 2 in global reading test
The results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released last month, also found that pupils here outperformed their peers in other countries in navigating online texts.
The New Paper

‘Not enough awareness’ in Singapore about Rohingya crisis: Louis Ng
There is “not enough awareness at this point” in Singapore about the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng said on Monday (Jan 22).
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore’s first flash-charging electric shuttle to be trialled at Nanyang Technological University
As part of its recently announced Smart Campus initiative, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and BlueSG Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Blue Solutions owned by the Bolloré Group, have launched Singapore’s first flash-charging electric shuttle.
Open Gov Asia

13 women, 6 men arrested for vice activities and drug-related offences
Nineteen people were arrested during a week-long joint enforcement operation in Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol, said the police on Monday (Jan 22).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore: Grab-oBike partnership sees GrabPay integration, addition of bike-sharing services
Singapore-based oBike, a station-less smart bike-sharing company, has entered into a partnership with transport network connector and payments provider Grab, according to a press release from oBike.

Fake news committee member Shanmugam cautions the media against “unnecessarily alarming parents”
Law Minister K Shanmugam reiterated in a Facebook post this morning that there was no real kidnap attempt after several online publications reported last week that young students of international schools here were being “lured” by strangers to enter their vehicles in what are allegedly “kidnap scares”.
The Independent Singapore 

Oxley, China developer lead Singapore land bank race – for now
SINGAPORE-LISTED developer Oxley Holdings is enjoying a sweet homecoming after a flurry of overseas ventures – it now holds the largest residential land bank in the Republic by the number of dwelling units.
The Business Times 

Singapore firms still slow to adopt sustainability practices: survey
SINGAPORE mid-market enterprises (MMEs) – defined as companies with turnover of US$50 million to US$500 million – lag their global peers in their adoption of sustainable business policies and practices, findings in a HSBC report released on Monday show.
The Business Times 

Exclusive: AdAsia parent firm AnyMind Group to raise $50m Series B by mid-2018
AnyMind Group, the parent company of Singapore-based AdAsia Holdings, is planning to raise $40 million to $50 million in a series B round by the middle of this year, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer Otohiko Kozutsumi told DEALSTREETASIA.

Singapore firms bullish on news of Sri Lanka FTA
Singapore businesses said they are bullish about the Sri Lanka market and expect to benefit considerably from a free trade agreement (FTA) that both countries will sign today.
The New Paper

HSA warns against ‘health tonic’, Anita iBrow product after consumers suffer adverse reactions
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned consumers on Monday (Jan 22) against the purchase and use of two health products after one consumer was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and another suffered facial chemical burns.
Channel NewsAsia 

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