Singapore Morning News For March 30

Singapore Morning News For March 30
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Singapore morning newsNUS in MIT’s top 10 list of leaders in engineering education
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked alongside the likes of MIT, Stanford and Cambridge in a list of top 10 institutions most frequently identified as ‘current leaders’ in engineering education.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Select Committee concludes hearings on fake news after 8 sessions marked by tense exchanges
The final Select Committee hearing on deliberate online falsehoods ended on Thursday (Mar 29), with Deputy Speaker and the committee’s chairman Charles Chong describing it as having “extensive involvement and robust engagement” in his closing remarks.
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore confirms delivery of Aster 30 missile with video post
Singapore has given the first glimpse of its latest addition to the multilayered air defense network defending the southeast Asian island nation.
Defense News 

Electricity tariffs to increase by 2.8% for next 3 months
Electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 2.8 per cent per kilowatt hour (kwh) from April to June, said SP Group.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Singapore not seeing ‘major impact’ yet from rising trade tensions: Heng Swee Keat
Singapore has not seen a “major impact” from simmering trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies but it is closely monitoring the “warning signs”, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said at a media briefing on Thursday (Mar 29).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements
As part of wider reforms, ​Singapore has introduced a framework for DPAs to resolve criminal charges against companies for specified offences.

Morocco, Singapore discuss ways to deepen bilateral cooperation
Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, discussed on Thursday in Morocco’s capital Rabat with top Moroccan officials means to step up bilateral cooperation.
Xinhua Net 

Singapore’s EDB says beating Hong Kong in Asian business hub race
Hong Kong has become more “China-centric,” enabling Singapore to take the lead when multinational companies look to set up their Asian headquarters in the region, according to the country’s Economic Development Board.

Are Singapore’s fake news public hearings a waste of time?
Singapore’s Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods have concluded hearing testimonies from the public.
The Independent Singapore 

Singapore acts to ease angst of highly competitive school system
Singapore students are at the top of global rankings based on standardized tests. But for many Singapore kids, school life can be grueling as they prepare for an exam in the sixth grade with a big influence on their futures.
The Jakarta Post 

FairPrice goes high-tech for better shopping experience, faster deliveries
Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice unveiled a revamp of its online platforms on Wednesday (March 28), launching a refreshed mobile app and online portal, as well as a state-of-the-art automated warehouse storage and retrieval system that it hopes will give customers a better e-shopping experience and faster deliveries.
Today Online 

Historian Thum Ping Tjin, Shanmugam cross swords on Singapore’s communism-related past
Law Minister K Shanmugam and historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin crossed swords repeatedly over the interpretation of historical events such as Operation Coldstore and the Hock Lee Bus riots on the last day of the public hearing by the Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods.
Channel NewsAsia 

DSTA Deputy Chief Executive on defence and national security opportunities for commercial companies
At CyberTech Asia 2018, Mr Hor Gar Yin, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) of Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), spoke about the evolving technology and cybersecurity landscape and the role of commercial companies in the defence and national security of Singapore.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore not seeing ‘major impact’ yet from rising trade tensions: Heng Swee Keat
Singapore has not seen a “major impact” from simmering trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies but it is closely monitoring the “warning signs”, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said at a media briefing on Thursday (Mar 29).
Channel NewsAsia 

Han Hui Hui physically removed from Select Committee hearings after disrupting proceedings
Blogger Han Hui Hui was physically removed from the chambers in Parliament after she disrupted the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods’ final day of hearings today.
The Independent Singapore 

How Cyber Security Agency is protecting Singapore in the changing cyber landscape
CSA Deputy Chief Executive (Development) Mr Teo Chin Hock iterates how CSA is protecting the cyber space of Singapore in the changing cyber landscape.
Open Gov Asia

Sustaining growth, boosting resilience and innovation on agenda at upcoming meet
ASEAN Finance Ministers will be looking at how to sustain growth, boost resilience and foster innovation when they meet next week in Singapore.
The Business Times 

Lufthansa Eyes Asia Growth, Relauches Munich-Singapore
Lufthansa Group expects to strengthen its presence in Asia with Lufthansa Airlines’ March 27 relaunch of a route connecting Munich and Singapore with an Airbus A350-900. The five weekly flights increase the group’s capacity between the two countries by 40 percent.

Strongest first quarter on record for Singapore investment sales
Property investment sales in Singapore achieved its best ever first quarter, reaching a staggering $10.84 billion in Q1 2018, according to preliminary data from JLL.
Property Guru

First-ever APAC HPC-AI competition launched at Supercomputing Asia 2018
Earlier this month, the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and the HPC AI Advisory Council opened the 2018 APAC HPC-AI Competition for registration.
Open Gov Asia

Lazada, partners launch in-depth e-commerce learning courses
ENTREPRENEURS and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will soon get an opportunity to take more in-depth e-commerce learning courses thanks to a tie-up between Alibaba’s e-commerce giant Lazada, institutes of higher learning and data analytics experts.
The Business Times 

One fresh charge for ex-City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han
Nearly a month into serving his jail sentence for criminal breach of trust, former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han faces one fresh charge.
Today Online


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