Singapore morning news for November 4

Singapore morning news for  November 4
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More healthcare subsidies from November with new CHAS Green cards
Singaporeans with chronic conditions will receive subsidies for outpatient care from November with the new CHAS Green card, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Nov 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore among worst hit by investment cutback after US tax reform
ONE year after the 2017 US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) kicked in, Singapore is the biggest hit among US major investment destinations, according to figures released recently by the US Department of Commerce.
— The Business Times

ASEAN members need to strengthen economic integration, further liberalise trade: PM Lee
In the face of a slowing global economy, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members must “intensify” integration efforts and uphold a “free, open and rules-based” multilateral trading system, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Nov 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee calls on ASEAN and India to ‘redouble’ economic integration efforts
Given the close ties between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and India, both parties should “redouble” efforts in the pursuit of economic integration, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on on Sunday (Nov 3).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Significant potential’ to strengthen ASEAN-China economic ties: PM Lee
There is still “significant potential” for stronger economic cooperation between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and China, especially against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Nov 3).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Unilateralism will cause more uncertainty in 2020: Expert
The year 2020 presents a confusing picture on the international trade front.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Big Read: As maids become a necessity for many families, festering societal issues could come to the fore
For many Singapore households, there remains a genuine need for live-in domestic help. And the number of such families is set to rise, given the demographic and social trends.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wet weather to continue in first half of November: Met Service
Singapore will see more wet weather in the next two weeks, along with a few slightly hazy mornings, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said in a media advisory on Friday (Nov 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: She’s practically asking for it? Do Singaporeans subscribe to rape myths?
Surrounded by rape myths that undermine the seriousness of sexual assault, some survivors may hesitate to call their experiences sexual assault, discuss it with others, or seek assistance, says AWARE’s Shailey Hingorani.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Keeping the mother tongues alive Singapore’s bilingual challenge
Pragmatic concerns underlie language attitudes. Using the mother tongue at home and attracting youth are key, observers say.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Rare Disease Fund now covers Pompe disease, a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder
The Rare Disease Fund (RDF) now covers Singaporeans with Pompe disease – a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder where patients can incur medical expenses in excess of $500,000 each year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

41% of Singaporeans don’t feel optimistic about their financial future, according to GoBear’s regional Financial Health Index
According to GoBear’s regional Financial Health Index, despite living in the most financially healthy country in Asia Pacific, Singaporeans don’t feel optimistic about their financial future.
— The Online Citizen

New Canberra MRT station set to reduce journey to city by 10 minutes
Singapore’s newest MRT station, Canberra, will open its doors to the public on Saturday (Nov 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hounding immigrants who insult Singapore only generates more toxins
We should be more secure of our identity and more self-confident of our worth as a nation, says Chua Mui Hoong.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New grant for workplaces to promote active mobility
More money will be given to help workplaces build facilities such as showers and changing rooms to encourage people to walk, run or cycle to work, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

President Halimah to make Singapore’s first state visit to Saudi Arabia
President Halimah Yacob is set to make Singapore’s first state visit to Saudi Arabia next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement on Saturday (Nov 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

World’s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020: Draft ASEAN statement
The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China to offset a painful tariff war with the US.

Multi-agency work group to tackle food insecurity, food waste in Singapore
A new multi-agency work group has been set up to tackle the twin issues of food waste and food insecurity here, The Straits Times has learnt.
— The Straits Times

Jewel Changi Airport not a copycat: CAG and Safdie Architects respond to Qatar Airways chief’s accusation
Singapore did not copy the idea or design for Jewel Changi Airport from anyone.
— The Straits Times

Singaporean activist leads anti-immigration rally as vote looms
Some 300 to 400 Singaporeans on Sunday held a rare rally in a park against the government’s immigration policies, a hot button issue likely to figure in a parliamentary election expected in the first half of next year.
— Reuters

Call out racism – both online and offline: Panel on impact of social media
The silent majority can help douse the fire sparked by comments on social media, especially when the comments go overboard or touch on sensitive issues such as race.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7 young Singaporeans get top youth award
Coming from an underprivileged background, Ms Francesca Phoebe Wah found it tough in school – sometimes, she did not even have the money to buy the stationery needed to complete her homework.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee calls on ASEAN and India to ‘redouble’ economic integration efforts
Given the close ties between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and India, both parties should “redouble” efforts in the pursuit of economic integration, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on on Sunday (Nov 3).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More foreign women held for online vice
More foreign women have been arrested for offering sexual services on online platforms, and the police have expressed concern about growing vice activities in residential estates.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Centres see rising demand for Chinese classes for younger kids, including 6-month-old infants
More parents are looking to enrol their children in Chinese enrichment classes, with some considering lessons for infants as young as six months old.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NUS study finds pig DNA in cuttlefish and prawn balls sold in Singapore
The genetic material of pigs was found in one brand of cuttlefish and prawn balls sold in Singapore, research from the National University of Singapore has found.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

7 RSAF aircraft land in Savarkar International Airport in India after ‘technical issue’ with F-16
Seven Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircraft diverted from their flight path on Thursday (Oct 31) and landed at Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, India, after a technical issue with an RSAF F-16 jet.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Security officers ‘well-equipped’ to handle abusive situations: Industry associations
Most security officers are well-equipped to handle abusive situations professionally, as they are required to complete mandatory training in this area, said security associations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Carbon emissions, PMDs, CPF and the Sentosa Merlion among issues to be discussed in Parliament
Carbon emissions, the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and issues to do with the Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme will be discussed when Members of Parliament (MPs) meet in Parliament on Monday (Nov 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Changes in permanent secretary appointments from Nov 18
The Public Service Division (PSD) on Friday (Nov 1) announced changes in permanent secretary appointments, which will see five civil servants taking on new portfolios or positions.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Second batch of bicentennial S$20 notes to be available from next week
All those who have applied for the second batch of Singapore Bicentennial S$20 commemorative notes will receive their requested number of bills, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Friday (Nov 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore startup scene should view next decade with cautious optimism
While there may be turbulent waters ahead, Singapore’s leaders have reason to to believe better days lay ahead For the most part, the world’s mature economies are looking ahead to the 2020s with some combination of trepidation and cautious optimism.
— e27

AWARE breaks fundraising record with $600,000 in donations at Time Traveller’s Ball
For its annual gala on Saturday, 2 November, gender-equality group AWARE set its fundraising target at $500,000.
— The Online Citizen

SBS Transit lawsuit: How the Industrial Arbitration Court works
A court hearing to interpret the terms of a collective agreement between bus and train operator SBS Transit (SBST) and the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU) is scheduled for tomorrow.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Qoo10 acquires India’s ShopClues, once a Unicorn, for less than US$100M
Singapore-based e-commerce company Qoo10 has acquired ShopClues, an online marketplace in India, for US$70-100 million, The Economic Times reports.
— e27

2 men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, S$53,000 worth of drugs seized
Two 31-year-old men were arrested for suspected drug trafficking during operations carried out on Thursday (Oct 31) by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore man uploads video purportedly of him hitting dog & setting it on fire
A Singapore man, Samuel, has come under fire after uploading a video of what appears to be him abusing a Pomeranian.
— Mothership

Halloween horror attack: Victim suffered broken bones; another almost had ear severed in sword attack
A night of Halloween fun at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) turned to real horror when three partygoers were allegedly badly injured by an attacker wielding a sword in its carpark last Sunday (Oct 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore lady allegedly victim blamed while making police report, SPF urges her to file complaint
The police said that such complaints will be thoroughly investigated.
— Mothership

I did not choke him to death, says man involved in upskirt video death case
One of the five members of the public involved in subduing a 46-year-old man who allegedly took upskirt videos of a woman has said he never intended to cause his death.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sengkang Grand Residences sees 216 units sold on launch weekend
Developers CapitaLand and City Developments Limited (CDL) have sold 216 or about 77 per cent of the 280 apartments launched for sale at the 680 unit-Sengkang Grand Residences over the weekend.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean dad’s comic on teaching son how to empathise with migrant workers goes viral
A comic that even some adults may need to read.
— Mothership

22-year-old motorcyclist dies in accident with lorry at slip road into Woodlands
A 22-year-old motorcyclist died in a road accident with a lorry on a slip road into Woodlands Avenue 2 on Saturday (Nov 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Condo conflicts: Security officers often caught between residents and management
Not all residents may agree with or be aware of in-house rules. As a result, they may vent their frustrations on security officers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Give Singaporean women more time to find Mr Right, says actress Ase Wang
Singaporean actress Ase Wang (right), 37, had a rude shock when she underwent a fertility check about two years ago.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bought premium seafood? It may be from cheap source
Some food manufacturers here might not be entirely honest with their product labelling, researchers who conducted DNA testing on fresh and frozen seafood samples taken from supermarkets have discovered.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Diversity is key strategy in growing his wealth
When Mr Darien Tan started his second business, he didn’t think he would be working until 3 o’clock in the morning as it was merely a side project.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fire breaks out at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery
A fire broke out at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery complex just before noon on Saturday (Nov 2), sending plumes of smoke into the air and leaving the grass around several graves burnt.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Only in Singapore: Meet Chicken Rice Barbie and brown paper ‘dabao’ Barbie
The world’s most famous plastic female is celebrating her 60th anniversary in Singapore with a showcase of 60 Barbie dolls dressed by 18 local creatives.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Gardens by the Bay’s Christmas Wonderland returns with new parade, Santa’s workshop
Christmas Wonderland will be returning to Gardens by the Bay this festive season with its first-ever parade.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Firefighters rescue 2 people standing on ledge outside window after fire breaks out in Bukit Batok flat
Three people were rescued from a fire that broke out in a flat in Bukit Batok early on Friday (Nov 1), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Foodpanda rider on pizza delivery cycled into jogger, who fell and died
A part-time Foodpanda rider who was making a pizza delivery had lifted his hands off the handlebars of his bicycle to reply to an Instagram message before colliding into a 60-year-old woman, who later died in hospital.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man arrested for unlawful discharge of fireworks in Little India
A man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of unlawful discharge of dangerous fireworks, the police said in a news release on Friday (Nov 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man who stole tap from Woodlands police station gets less jail time after appeal
A man who was sentenced to three months’ jail for stealing a tap from a police station in Woodlands had his term reduced to about three weeks’ jail after a successful appeal in the High Court on Friday (Nov 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Science Day for Peace and Development, November 10.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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