Singapore morning news for November 20

Singapore morning news for  November 20
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4 in 5 Singaporeans say salaries not matching up to costs and complain about wage stagnation
South China Morning Post reported yesterday (18 Nov) that based on a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS, majority of Singaporeans are feeling “stuck in their social classes”.
— The Online Citizen

Regulator to study how AI will affect workers in Singapore
SINGAPORE’S next step on the artificial intelligence (AI) frontier will be to study the technology’s impact on workers, said Yeong Zee Kin, assistant chief executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority.
— The Business Times

Senior investigation officer committed sex offences against suspects in police custody, gets jail and caning
A senior investigation officer with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) committed sexual offences against female suspects in police custody, ordering one woman to perform sex acts on him in the interview room.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Worrying economic trends as Singapore’s oil domestic exports decreased by 21.0% and non-oil domestic exports decreased by 12.3%
Things are not looking well for the local economy, according to the latest Enterprise Singapore data released on Monday (18 Nov).
— The Online Citizen

Higher Q3 GDP growth seen with electronics ‘recovery underway’
SINGAPORE’S exports dropped by an unexpected double digit in October, but a bottoming electronics sector has prompted private-sector economists to adjust upward their growth forecasts for gross domestic product (GDP) in the third quarter.
— The Business Times

European Union and Germany to continue to anchor presence in Singapore and the region: Chan Chun Sing
The significant benefits German firms and their European Union (EU) colleagues have reaped from using Singapore as their regional base underscore the need for them to build on these foundations, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (Nov 19).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Deloitte calls for tax breaks on ‘unsuccessful’ staff investments for Budget 2020
Professional services firm Deloitte is pitching a slew of changes to Singapore’s tax regime, under recommendations put forward on for Budget 2020.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jack Ma’s Ant Financial may join race for Singapore digital bank licences
Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Services Group said it may apply for a virtual banking licence in Singapore, a move that would add a heavyweight contender to the race.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New offshore fish farm to yield up to 20 times more fish than other coastal farms
A high-tech fish farm, capable of producing up to 20 times the minimum production level of coastal farms, was officially opened by Senior of Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Tuesday (Nov 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore calls for more global partners, including Chinese firms, in AI march
Singapore will continue to work with all players, including Chinese firms, to roll out artificial intelligence (AI) technologies needed for a smart city, even while the United States continues to cut business ties with Chinese AI firms because of their countries’ ongoing trade spat.
— The Straits Times

Two servicemen charged and fined in military court for their roles in Aloysius Pang’s death
Two soldiers pleaded guilty in military court on19 November (Tuesday) in relation to the death of actor and Corporal First Class (NS) Aloysius Pang.
— The Online Citizen

Section 377A constitutional challenge: Expert evidence reveal sexual orientation cannot be changed at will, lawyers argue
The legal team advocating the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code – which criminalises acts of “gross indecency” between men – argued before the High Court on Mon (18 Nov) that sexual orientation is a product of genetic and environmental factors, and cannot be changed at will.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore leaders congratulate Sri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Singapore leaders have congratulated Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as the country’s new president, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday (Nov 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

LTA looking for artists to spruce up Punggol Coast MRT station, applications close Dec. 19, 2019
Interested applicants can submit their CV and portfolio to LTA.
— Mothership

Larger BTO flats in Ang Mo Kio & Tampines oversubscribed by 13 times & 11 times respectively
Larger build-to-order (BTO) flats in Ang Mo Kio and Tampines went like hotcakes during the Housing Development Board (HDB)’s most recent sales exercise, which concluded on Nov. 18.
— Mothership

Three-time champion back to represent SCDF in global emergency responders competition
With the sun blazing down, nine Singapore Civil Defence Force officers sprint, climb and haul themselves through a three-storey obstacle course – all hopeful to represent the force in the Singapore Global Firefighters and Paramedics Challenge (SGFPC).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chee Soon Juan slams MP Murali Pillai who feels MPs are not required to let go of their full-time jobs to be politicians
On Monday (18 November), the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan took to his Facebook to voice his disagreement with a statement uttered by Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai in 2016.
— The Online Citizen

Man arrested for allegedly cheating Carousell users in at least 20 e-scooter scams
A 27-year-old man was arrested on Monday (Nov 18) for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams involving e-scooters that were listed at discounted prices on online marketplace Carousell.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Michael Fay case comes alive in gallery to commemorate State Courts’ history
From the Michael Fay vandalism case in 1994to the City Harvest Church saga in 2015, the public can relive court cases that have gripped society at a gallery in the new State Courts Towers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

61-year-old lady is oldest female commander in S’pore army. Still gets gold for IPPT every year.
In 2013 at the age of 55, Leon Margaret was ready to retire. But then she was asked to extend her service.
— Mothership

Cleaners to pass broom to residents on CleanSG Day
One Sunday in April next year has been designated as a day off for cleaners islandwide to get residents to take responsibility for the cleanliness of their estates.
— The Straits Times

Generation Grit: Cancer grounds his pilot dream, but he finds other ways to soar
When Mr B. Kanesh was 11, doctors found a tumour growing in his nasal region. It was a soft tissue sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that can occur in any part of the body.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singaporean boy drowns in pool on board Genting Dream cruise ship
A 10-year-old Singaporean boy was found dead in a swimming pool on board the Genting Dream cruise ship while docked in Langkawi on Monday (Nov 18) afternoon.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Victims cheated of $40,000 in lucky draw scams misusing Changi Airport Group’s name
At least 30 cases of lucky draw scams, in which scammers misused Changi Airport Group-related names, such as Changi Millionaire, to obtain victims’ credit card and bank account details, have been reported.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Money FM Podcast: Health Suites: In conversation with Tan Chuan-Jin on mental health in Singapore
Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin shares with us his views on mental health in Singapore and why the broader support of companies and society is critical to a person’s road to recovery.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Top 3 oil and gas related stocks returned 105% so far this quarter: SGX
In the current quarter to date, the three best-performing energy/oil & gas-related stocks with market cap above $100 million, averaged a total return of 105.3 per cent, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) said in a research note on Tuesday (Nov 19).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New floating closed-containment fish farm Eco-Ark can produce up to 20 times more than coastal fish farms
Some 5km from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, a floating platform the size of a quarter of a football field is anchored 24/7 in the same spot out at sea.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Senoko Energy clarifies that it does not need more Government funding in ‘foreseeable future’
Power generation firm Senoko Energy has clarified that it does not need more funding from the Singapore Government in the “foreseeable future”, after a media report last week said it has sought a rescue package from local authorities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Black Friday is more popular among Singaporean consumers compare to 11:11 sales, according to Picodi survey
Black Friday in the Eyes of Singaporeans Every year, thousands of sale lovers look forward to the end of November.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore-based mobile football game TrophyRoom raises US$554K in seed funding, aiming global launch
TrophyRoom, Singaporean mobile football game, announces that it has received the third installment of its seed round from its existing investors.
— e27

Woman who conspired to cheat NTU of $191,000 jailed 17 months
She conspired with a former Nanyang Technological University (NTU) director and used her own husband to cheat the university out of $191,000.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman jailed 15 months for assaulting maid; sentence downgraded on compassionate grounds
Jenny Chan Yun Hui’s major depressive disorder meant that she had less control of her emotions, contributing to the offences committed, said the judge.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ST Engineering sells stake in Australia pilot training units for $9.3m
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) on Tuesday (Nov 19) said it has divested its pilot training business in Australia for $9.3 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis to Regional Express Holdings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

When distressed companies opt for restructuring, can more be done to protect small investors?
Corporate restructurings can be lengthy and ugly as creditors fight for whatever that is left to go around.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mother accused of scalding son to death was on drug withdrawal and grieving dead relatives, court hears
A mother of several children accused of scalding her five-year-old son until he died was suffering from adjustment disorder with depressed mood, three psychiatrists found.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Pancake restaurant apologises for serving smoothie with blended glass pieces in it
Make-your-own-pancakes chain Slappy Cakes has apologised after serving customers a smoothie that had glass pieces in it on Sunday (Nov 17).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 helped foil an Internet love scam, 3 helped police nab suspects; all receive Public Spiritedness Awards
Mr Faliq Shazwin was riding his motorbike home at 2am on Aug 28 when he saw two men chasing another man.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


Feature photo World Toilet Organization

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Toilet Day, November 19.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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