Singapore Morning News For January 25

Singapore Morning News For January 25
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Singapore morning newsSingapore, Switzerland and the US are world’s best in luring talent: INSEAD
Switzerland, Singapore and the US are the top three countries in the world when it comes to fostering and attracting talent, according to an index compiled by INSEAD business school.
Today Online 

Singapore’s Whole-of-Government approach to strengthen IT governance within the public sector
The Second Report of the Public Accounts Committee of Singapore was presented to Parliament yesterday. The Committee considered the Report of the Auditor-General for the financial year 2016/17. One of the common themes in the report was certain weaknesses in IT controls across public sector agencies.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore a vital financial hub in China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Chan Chun Sing
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing said the Belt and Road Initiative is an opportunity for China to gain the trust of other countries.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

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’s scholars haven’t retreated from the public sphere – they were never there
Scott Anthony takes issue with claims that Singapore’s leading universities have neglected local intellectual life
Times Higher Education 

5,500 new jobs to be added in professional services sector by 2020
About 5,500 new jobs would be generated in the professional services sector each year between 2015 and 2020, under its industry transformation map (ITM) launched on Wednesday (Jan 24).
Today Online 

War on washing machines may have early casualty in Singapore
U.S. President Donald Trump’s attack on washing machine imports may end up putting the Singapore dollar through the spin-cycle.
The Star Online 

Singapore shares at 10-year highs as mobile phone operators rally
Singapore shares climbed to fresh 10-year highs, led by mobile phone operators and Genting Singapore. Malaysian stocks ended little changed as investors awaited the central bank’s monetary policy review.
Nikkei Asian Review 

Malaysia police seize fake pistol from ‘Singapore policeman’
A man who claimed to be a Singapore policeman was arrested by Malaysian police at a cafe at Jalan Bercham, Perak on Tuesday night (Jan 23) for having a fake pistol and handcuffs.
Channel NewAsia

Locations hit by flash floods on Wednesday are known hotspots: PUB
Flash floods were reported in the Western and Central parts of Singapore, after an afternoon of heavy rain on Wednesday (Jan 24).
Today Online 

Woman arrested for stealing S$13,500 of jewellery from multiple shops
The police have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing S$13,500 of jewellery from multiple shops in Geylang and Little India.
Channel NewsAsia 

$6k bond needed for Indonesian maids from Feb 1
Employers of Indonesian maids will have to spend $70 more when hiring a new helper or renewing a contract from next month.
The New Paper

Digital Punggol named Singapore’s first Enterprise District to support digital economy and create 28,000 jobs
On Jan 21, the Singapore Government unveiled the masterplan for the Punggol Digital District (PDD) which designates the district to be a home for key growth industries of the digital economy. The District will open progressively from 2023.
Open Gov Asia

A mother’s antibodies may worsen dengue infection in her baby: NUS study
Would antibodies from a dengue vaccinated mother protect or harm her baby? Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a key discovery with regard to this question.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Singapore Tourism Board inks 3-year MOU with Grab to share consumer insights and extend cashless experience to visitors
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, aiming to provide a better experience for visitors to Singapore.
Open Gov Asia 

New campaign to challenge passengers
Another asks for help in decoding a three-character password, using a string of numbers and letters.
The New Paper 

EZ-Link cards can be used to pay for meals at hawker centre NETS terminals from April
From April this year, EZ-Link and concession cardholders will be able to make payments for their food and drinks at all NETS-enabled hawker centres by tapping their cards on the existing NETS terminals.
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


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