Singapore Morning News For June 11

Singapore Morning News For June 11
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Singapore morning newsS$20m spent to host Trump-Kim summit, an endeavour in Singapore’s ‘profound interest’: PM Lee
The Republic will spend about S$20 million on logistics and security to host the high-profile meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but that is a price Singapore is “willing to pay” for a “very important operation”, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Today Online 

Singapore government to regulate eSIM technology
eSIM technology, which allows a SIM module to be permanently embedded in devices, supports over-the-air service provisioning of mobile services.
Computer Weekly

Singapore deports South Korean journalists in trespass case
Singapore officials said Sunday that two South Korean journalists arrested on suspicion of trespassing at the residence of the North Korean ambassador have been deported.
The Washington Post 

Kim Jong Un meets PM Lee ahead of Trump-Kim summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Sunday (Jun 10), two days before a planned summit with United States President Donald Trump.
Channel NewsAsia

EXCLUSIVE – Enabling Digital Transformation within the Singapore Government: Report on the Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018
On 17 May 2018, the Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018 gathered around 400 government officials and senior technology executives from across the Singapore Government to discuss the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation. The full-day Forum took place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Open Gov Asia 

Row over contract to Singapore consortium to develop startup area
The Andhra Pradesh government has come under fresh attack from the opposition over the award of a contract to a Singapore consortium for developing a 6.84 sq km “start-up area ” in the proposed capital city here.

The best and worst that can happen in Singapore
When Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met in Moscow in 1988 to discuss nuclear reductions, Reagan compared it to appearing in an epic cinematic production by Cecil B.
The Asean Post

Have you wondered why SG govt constantly warns Singapore is in the danger zone?
Have you ever wonder why our government keeps warning us that Singapore is in the danger zone and that we are surrounded by terrorists who will try to kill us the minute we let down our guard?
The Online Citizen

Trump-Kim summit: Singapore-North Korea trade can grow if UN sanctions are lifted, says PM
SINGAPORE may be North Korea’s seventh-largest trading partner on paper, but in reality the total amount of trade between the two countries amounted to just S$700,000 in 2017.
The Business Times 

Singapore denies entry to Batam resident over Islamic State video
Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) denied entry to a Batam resident on Saturday after discovering Islamic State (IS) related materials on his mobile phone.
The Jakarta Post 

How a traditional SME is looking to drive change in Singapore’s transport scene
Imagine a day when you fire up an app to call for a driverless bus – powered by electricity – to pick you up from the MRT station and send you to your home or office.
Channel NewAsia 

What the Pageantry and Security Looked Like Ahead of the Historic Trump-Kim Summit
The arrivals were choreographed: scheduled jet landings on Sunday, motorcades through closed roads, handshake photo ops. But the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader won’t be as easy to predict.

What happened to second chances? LTA follows SPF’s lead and rejects ex-offender’s application due to “previous adverse record”
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has rejected an ex-offender’s job application due to his “previous adverse record.” The government body’s call comes after the Singapore Police Force rejected another ex-offender’s application for a security officer’s license, because he is “not a fit and proper person” given his previous conviction.
The Independent Singapore 

Trump and North Korea’s Kim in Singapore for historic Tuesday summit
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated Asian nation.

Visitors, businesses, residents unaffected by tighter Sentosa security | Video
There were patrol boats in Sentosa’s waters and at least one police checkpoint leading to the Capella hotel, but those in the vicinity said that they were not disrupted by the heightened security, reports Deborah Wong.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

The B2B Marketing Lab Appoints Asia-Pacific Managing Director Following Singapore Expansion
Growth Marketing Consultancy, The B2B Marketing Lab, (B2BML) has appointed Georgiana Verdonk-Sim as its new Managing Director in Asia Pacific as part of the HubSpot Diamond Partner’s continued expansion into the region.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Commentary: What those ‘updates to our privacy policy’ mean for Singapore
In the last few weeks, online services sent emails or pop-up messages notifying us of updates to their privacy policies.
Channel NewsAsia 

No swan song for Singapore semiconductors
AS ELECTRONICS growth tapers from its recent highs, some analysts see a need to cushion Singapore’s economy against the global semiconductor cycle’s ups and downs.
The Business Times 

Singapore looking into national strategy for precision medicine | Video
The Ministry of Health is developing a national strategy for precision medicine, which can deliver specific treatment to the patient by taking into consideration his or her genes, environment and lifestyle. Cheryl Goh reports.
Channel NewsAsia (video)


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