Singapore morning news for October 14

Singapore morning news for October 14

Singapore morning newsSingapore retail sales fall for 7th straight month in August
SINGAPORE’S retail sales have fallen for the seventh consecutive month in August, compared to a year ago, on the back of poor motor vehicle sales.
— The Business Times

Dyson hits the brakes on electric car project: What the shift in gears means for Singapore
It was on Sep 26, 2017 when British inventor James Dyson announced ambitious plans for his household appliance firm to plough in £2 billion (S$3.4 billion) to produce electric cars by 2020.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Iras recovers S$175m in GST, penalties in first 9 months of 2019
THE Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) has recovered S$175 million in Goods and Services Tax (GST) and penalties during the first nine months of 2019, from audits and investigations of more than 2,000 GST-related cases, it said on Sunday.
— The Business Times

700 cases of PMD riders on roads despite ban: LTA
Despite a ban on riding personal mobility devices (PMDs) on roads and expressways, many users have been caught flouting the law, with 700 cases in the first nine months of the year, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore among 5 nations to be part of ‘technical working group’ looking into 2034 World Cup bid
Five nations, including Singapore, have agreed to establish a technical working group looking into developing a bid to host the 2034 World Cup, according to a joint statement of the Fifth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Sports, which was issued on Friday (Oct 11).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

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MOM keeps eye on companies at risk of salary defaults
EMPLOYERS who are seen to be at higher risk of defaulting on salaries will have to tell the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) whether they have been paying salaries on time.
— The Business Times

Singapore takes another step towards driverless buses
Singapore has taken another small step towards an ambition to remove drivers from the bus wheel.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former insurance agents and bank employee banned for cheating, dishonest conduct: MAS
Three former insurance agents and a former United Overseas Bank (UOB) employee have been issued prohibition orders for fraudulent and dishonest conduct, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in a news release on Friday (Oct 11).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Exchange Eyes Smaller Deals as Bourse Mergers Implode
As global bourses come to terms with the failure of the latest mega-merger, Singapore Exchange Ltd. is sticking to its incremental approach.
— Bloomberg

Singapore’s sweet solution
Singapore’s decision to ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices might be just what it needs to change the public’s perception of sugar.
— The Asean Post

Vape culture still alive in Singapore – underground
A man strolls into a convenience store in a corner of a mall along Orchard Road, asking for “cartridges”.
— The Straits Times

Mapping out Singapore’s legaltech journey
Thomson Reuters weighs in on the opportunities and challenges of bringing the legal industry into the digital age.
— Singapore Business Review

S’pore police advises against taking lifts with strangers amid rise in molest cases
In light of the rise in molest cases in Singapore lately, the Singapore Police Force has advised the public to avoid taking the lift with strangers.
— Mothership

Searching around bodies and in false ceilings – all in a day’s work for tax investigators
Mr Ang Seng Leong once searched around coffins and dead bodies, looking for documents and records as evidence of tax evasion.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sex work in Singapore: Will changes to the Women’s Charter be enough to tackle exploitation?
Providing sexual services without payment, being made to work more than 13 hours a day and asked to take “sexy photographs” of themselves – these were some of the ways nine Thai women were used as part of a vice syndicate in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Simulated gunman attack in Ang Mo Kio
Police officers reacted to a simulated attack by a gunman in Ang Mo Kio yesterday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is an MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, watched intently along with many other people.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Being Chinese in Singapore: Chinese influence – a political business
Concerns over Chinese influence in Singapore have surfaced from time to time, most recently in a report published in July by United States think-tank The Jamestown Foundation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More seniors receiving ComCare support, S$127m given to needy households in FY2018
A total of S$127 million was disbursed in the last financial year to about 75,200 beneficiaries of ComCare schemes, with more seniors receiving aid in the last few years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA, Scoot flights to Japan affected ahead of Typhoon Hagibis
More than 10 flights to and from Japan this weekend by Singapore carriers have been affected by delays and cancellations, as Japan braced for a storm that could be the strongest to hit its capital in 60 years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice founder dies aged 81
The founder of Hainanese restaurant chain Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice Wee Toon Ouut has died, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page on Sunday (Oct 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than $1m raised in Keppel golf fundraiser
For the seventh year running, more than $1 million was raised at the annual Keppel Charity Golf fundraiser held on Saturday and Sunday (Oct 12-13).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ageing should be talked about positively and not as a problem: Tan Chuan-Jin
Ageing should not be talked about here as a problem, as such a perception can end up being self-fulfilling, said Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, chairman of a People’s Action Party (PAP) group that champions elderly causes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7 molest suspects to be charged; police say outrage of modesty cases on the rise
Seven men will be charged in court on Monday (Oct 14) amid an increasing trend in outrage of modesty cases, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Sunday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 500 get Mendaki awards
Even though he achieved first-class honours and topped his cohort at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) this year, Mr Yong Ilias Hilsann was still shocked to find out he had been selected as an award recipient at this year’s Anugerah Mendaki ceremony.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s seventh nature park opens in Thomson, with site of former village on its grounds
The 50-hectare Thomson Nature Park was officially opened on Friday (Oct 11), becoming Singapore’s seventh nature park.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Easier passage to India – via Bangalore – for Singapore startups
SINGAPORE’S technology startups can now get access to India’s growing innovation ecosystem through the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network, which has expanded into Bangalore.
— The Business Times

Workers’ Party MPs found liable in multimillion-dollar AHTC case; judgment raises ‘serious doubt’ about their integrity
A judge on Friday (Oct 11) found three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament liable in a landmark case investigating misuse of town council funds, saying that there is serious doubt about the integrity of Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two company directors jailed for omitting more than S$600,000 in bonuses from income tax returns
Two company directors have been sentenced to jail for omitting more than S$600,000 in bonuses from their income tax returns, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said in a news release on Friday (Oct 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore girl, 13, missing for more than a day, last seen near Commonwealth Crescent
A 13-year-old Malay girl has been missing for over a day now.
— Mothership

Nee Soon South and Chong Pang Housing Board blocks to get dementia-friendly features
To help dementia patients find their way home, Housing Board blocks in Nee Soon South and Chong Pang will be getting fresh coats of paint in red, green and blue from next February (2020).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Missing items, temper tantrums and life shifts: One woman’s journey in caring for her mother-in-law with dementia
With one in 10 seniors above 60 in Singapore suffering from dementia, CNA took a look at how one caregiver handled the situation when her mother-in-law was diagnosed with the condition.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Highest honour for drug offender turned social worker
As a teenager, Mr Kelvin Quak was a gang member who tried heroin to gain the acceptance of his fellow gang members.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former inmates help others stay the course
Having steered clear of drugs and crime since their release from prison, Mr Mohamed Nor Ismail and Ms Kasmawati Kali Ubi are now putting their experience to good use by counselling former convicts.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Find a job, upgrade skills at career fair
The biannual STJobs Career & Learning Fair, now in its eighth year, is back.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

About 20 people in Singapore affected by Dyson decision
ABOUT 20 employees in Singapore have been affected by Dyson’s closure of its automotive division, as the British technology company ditches plans to build electric cars here.
— The Business Times

Singapore PE fund locks in financing tied to sustainability in world-first for private capital
A SINGAPORE-BASED private equity (PE) fund has become the first in the world to secure financing for PEs that is tied to sustainability improvement, reflecting the rising interest from the financing sector in factoring in environmental, social and governance (ESG) in private capital.
— The Business Times

2 dead after accident at junction of Mandai Estate and Woodlands Road
Two people have died after an accident at the junction of Woodlands Road and Mandai Estate on Friday (Oct 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Children dashing across roads poses question on responsibility
Whose responsibility is it when young children dash across the road suddenly and get hit by motor vehicles – the parents or the motorists?
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man who knew CPR saved friend’s life
It was after lunch when Mr Charleston Chua walked out of the cafeteria and collapsed on the ground.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singaporean man arrested for gruesome murder of woman, boy in Melaka
A Singapore man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a gruesome murder in Melaka, local police said on Friday (Oct 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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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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