Singapore Morning News For July 16

Singapore Morning News For July 16

Singapore morning newsUnofficial registry of sex offenders in Singapore draws mixed views
The webpage, first put together last month, compiles a list of names, mugshots and specific crimes of sex offenders reported in the media and checks if they are still serving their sentences.
— The Straits Time

“Foolish” to think PAP will suffer the same fate as Barisan Nasional: Ho Kwon Ping
Many have given their take on what this means for neighbouring Singapore, because of the similarities that both countries were governed by ruling parties — People’s Action Party (PAP) for Singapore and Barisan Nasional (BN) for Malaysia — for more than five decades.
— Mothership

$17m of Xiaomi warrants traded at launch
The three new call warrants for the ordinary Class B shares of Xiaomi Corporation issued by Macquarie Bank started trading on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on 9 July 2018, in tandem with Xiaomi’s initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong.
— Singapore Business Review

Thumbs up for SUSS’ marriage and baby bonus offer
A university’s offer of free classes to students who marry or have kids during their course of study has been welcomed by most students and academics interviewed.
— The Newpaper

New misconduct reporting measures put heat on Singapore FIs
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) opened feedback for a set of amendments that it wants to make on misconduct reporting requirement. Amongst the changes, MAS proposed to apply the misconduct reporting requirements to registered fund management companies (RFMC) and make reference checks mandatory for financial institutions (FIs) when recruiting staff.
— Singapore Business Review

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Hidden rubbish made beach look clean
Stepping on the white, seemingly pristine, sands of Pasir Ris beach on June 30, one would not expect the Trash Hero clean-up volunteers to come away with 76kg of rubbish.
— The Newpaper

‘Creative thinking’ helps lawyer who fought and won High Court cases for migrant workers
While the achievement has largely flown under the radar of public attention, lawyer Melvin Chan Kah Keen’s efforts have not gone unnoticed by migrant-worker advocates, who say his team at TSMP Law Corporation works pro bono cases the way it would approach fee-earning ones.
— Today Online

Youth with and without disabilities mingle with one another at camp
Advocating social inclusion and empathy, Camp Confidante 2018 hopes to forge friendships between youth with and without intellectual disabilities (ID).
— The Newpaper

Fans complain about alleged aggressive security at Kpop concert
The fans had taken unauthorised photos or videos of Korean boy band Wanna One at their concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium attended by a sold-out crowd of 9,500.
— The Newpaper

S’pore must work with like-minded partners to uphold multilateralism, says PM Lee
With a rising wave of populism globally and uncertainties over Washington’s policies, Singapore will have to work with like-minded partners including those in Europe to uphold the multilateral system, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
— Today Online

Having children and getting married have nothing to do with studying
It would appear that the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) will be offering free modules to part time students who marry or have children during their course of study. While I understand Singapore’s desperate push to encourage more babies, I wonder if this is taking a step too far in the wrong direction.
— The Online Citizen

Trade war could drag Singapore’s GDP down to 2.7%: analysts
Singapore’s GDP for the second quarter of 2018 disappointed due to lower gains in the manufacturing sector and continued weakness in the construction sector. This has pulled down some analysts’ expectations for the GDP for the whole year.
— Singapore Business Review

Recent High Court judgments creating positive ripples for low-wage and migrant workers
Recent landmark High Court judgments involving foreign workers appear to have created positive ripples for lower-wage workers here, but non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and lawyers said more can be done to prevent disputes between employers and workers from landing in court.
— Today Online

4G ministers team up for community visit, ramp up engagement efforts
As Education Minister Ong Ye Kung and National Development Minister Lawrence Wong tucked into curry puffs and dough fritters for breakfast and chatted with patrons at a coffee shop, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo briefly joined a morning zumba class nearby.
— The Newpaper

Zouk to open restaurants, hotels in lifestyle expansion
Soon, people will be able to do more than just party at Zouk, as the iconic Singapore nightclub extends its brand into restaurants, bars and even hotels.
— The Straits Times

No NS deferment for first S’porean signed with Fulham English Premier League club
The first Singaporean to ever sign a professional contract with a top-tier English Premier League club has had his application for National Service (NS) deferment rejected.
— Mothership

New official scheme to help overstretched borrowers restructure loans
A formalised approach to help borrowers repay moneylender debts is set to be introduced by the end of this year.
— The Straits Times

Founders of Singapore contact lens brand bring new vision to industry
When he first ran out of contact lenses, the idea struck then management consultant Darryn Tan that perhaps more could be done to solve the woes of contact lens wearers.
— The Straits Times

Singaporean influencer gets own TV show ‘Who Runs the World with Mong Chin’
Popular Singaporean social media influencer, Yeoh Mong Chin, or better known as @Mongabong on Instagram, will make her television debut in Who Runs the World with Mong Chin on A+E Networks’ LIFETIME Asia next Monday (23 July).
— AM

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Singapore, France like-minded partners who agree on importance of multilateral system: PM Lee
The growing wave of populism globally means that Singapore has to work with like-minded partners, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on the final day of his visit to France.
— The Straits Times

He finds investing in education fulfilling
When entrepreneur Eric Lim realised education service providers needed a way to reach parents, he set out to find a solution.
— The Straits Times

Man with the world’s longest fingernails gets a manicure for the first time in 66 years
Mr Shridhar Chillal, 82, who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand, cut his nails in a “nail clipping ceremony” in New York, reported The Guardian.
— The Straits Times


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