Singapore morning news for October 3

Singapore morning news for October 3
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Law to curb deliberate online falsehoods takes effect
Five months after it was passed in Parliament, Singapore’s new law aimed at combating the spread of deliberate online falsehoods came into effect on Wednesday (Oct 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Government to adopt outcome-based contracts for security industry by May 1, 2020
All government agencies will be required to adopt outcome-based security contracts – which specify exactly what the agency hopes to achieve – by May 1, 2020.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More government actors using social media to manipulate public sentiment: Report
Governments and political parties around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate public opinion, according to a recent report by researchers from the University of Oxford.

DFS offers to help its retrenched staff find new jobs after being criticised last week
Travel retailer DFS Group, which surprised workers at its Scotts Road shop last week by asking them to go immediately, is now offering them help to get another job.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Second search-and-rescue exercise between Singapore and Malaysian air forces held in Malaysia
The Singapore and Malaysian air forces are taking part in a search-and-rescue (SAR) exercise in Malaysia meant to enhance coordination between them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

1st half of Oct. 2019 weather to be confusing, above 35°C with intense thunderstorms
This could result in some contrasting weather, with some days particularly warm, and others experiencing intense thundery showers.
— Mothership

Travel sites’ dodgy practices: Experts say harsher penalties will give more weight to proposed guidelines
One expert also suggested consumers should be made more aware of what to look out for when making purchases online.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Latest and largest solar panel tender for HDB blocks, govt sites awarded to local provider
Solar panels are set to be installed in Housing Board blocks managed by the Pasir Ris-Punggol and Holland-Bukit Timah town councils, in a move to reduce Singapore’s carbon emissions and, in turn, the effects of climate change.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More space, better facilities for male ex-convicts’ shelter at new Spooner Road premises
Former inmate Mohamed Salleh used to feel he was the trash of society but now, he has an opportunity to contribute back to society every day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore and US navies conduct live-firing at sea as part of bilateral exercise Pacific Griffin
Off the coast of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean, Singapore frigate RSS Formidable fired a surface-to-air missile to intercept a low, high-speed and observable aerial target flying at a distance.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New MRT, LRT trains to be able to undergo maintenance at service facilities in Singapore
New trains to ply the Bukit Panjang LRT system and North-South and East-West MRT lines will be able to be serviced in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore working to standardise project finance documents: Indranee
Singapore aims to standardise 50 per cent of the terms in project finance documents in the coming year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah on Wednesday (Oct 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore to look at ‘entry points’ of foreign interference when crafting policy: Sun Xueling
The Government will examine threat factors and entry points before crafting relevant policies to tackle foreign interference, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Sun Xueling on Tuesday (Oct 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Payment delays worsen for manufacturing, services sectors
SINGAPORE’S manufacturing sector again suffered the largest increase in slow payments among five sectors in the third quarter of this year, while the services and wholesale sectors also deteriorated quarter on quarter (q-o-q).
— The Business Times

5 men caught by ICA officers smuggling contraband cigarettes under their clothes
Six separate attempts to smuggle contraband cigarettes were foiled by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in September, including five cases where the cigarettes were found in suspicious bulges under the smugglers’ clothes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Proposals mooted to help security industry cope with new technology, manpower constraints
Several proposals to improve the security industry and help it deal with the challenges ahead were outlined on Wednesday (Oct 3).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SPH claims Terry Xu damaged their reputation, republishes ST forum letter about The Online Citizen
The Straits Times (ST) has put back up a forum letter that they initially took down when Terry Xu, editor of The Online Citizen (TOC), asserted that it was defamatory.
— Mothership

Singapore, Brunei to boost collaboration in agri-food sector
Singapore and Brunei will explore ways to boost collaboration in the agri-food sector under a new working group announced on Wednesday (Oct 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore well-positioned to contribute expertise to infrastructure in region: Infrastructure Asia chief
Mention infrastructure in Singapore, and one might think of Jewel at Changi Airport, or the Greater Southern Waterfront development announced in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent National Day Rally.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New ride-hailing players boost Singapore drivers’ earnings, cut fares: NUS study
HEALTHY competition in Singapore’s ride-hailing market has been beneficial to both drivers and riders over the past year, according to research findings by the National University of Singapore (NUS) released on Wednesday.
— The Business Times

930,000 HDB households to receive GST Voucher rebate this month
They will enjoy a Utilities-Save rebate of up to $100, depending on the type of the HDB flat.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mapping out Singapore’s broad “Fintech + AI” landscape
With the development of open banking and new digital bank licenses, Singapore is on its way to become one of the world leaders in the field of Fintech and AI innovation Singapore has become the regional Fintech hub in SEA.
— e27

‘Code of conduct’ for pedestrians not meant to be prescriptive, says active mobility advisory panel
The idea of a “Code of Conduct” for pedestrians was based on feedback gathered from focus group discussions, said Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) member Denis Koh.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

German-Singapore ties on deeper level
GERMAN and Singapore institutions and companies that are partners in various ways have been busy in recent years.
— The Business Times

Professional-services firms finding new business among startups
MORE professional-services firms in Singapore have set up specialised departments to capture business opportunities from among startups.
— The Business Times

Singapore and HK – two different tales of separation
Singapore and Hong Kong were once British colonies. But unlike Singapore, Hong Kong continues to struggle to find its own identity, said historian Wang Gungwu.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ong: Singapore students should consider internships in India
Singapore and India should think about internship exchanges between their universities, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Monday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Insurtech startup Axinan in talks for Series A+ round; to expand to Thailand, Vietnam
Singapore-based insurtech startup Axinan is in the midst of raising Series A-plus funding, its Founder and CEO Wei Zhu told e27.
— e27

Tommy Koh spoke his mind & was full of quotable quotes at S’pore Bicentennial Conference
The Singapore Bicentennial Conference, organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, was held at the Raffles City Convention Centre.
— Mothership

Singaporean studying at top British university charged in court after allegedly filming women in toilets
A student from a top university in Britain has been taken to court for allegedly filming two women inside toilets.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NUSWhisperers show support for student who fears not being able to repay parents
Think NUSWhispers and you might think of memes or trolls. And while the Facebook page does offer relationship advice from time to time, it generally focuses more on the romantic side of things.
— The Pride

Driver stops out of control taxi on PIE by letting it ram into his own car
Education consultant Chalmers Chin was driving to work at about 8.30am along the Pan-Island Expressway in Bukit Timah on Tuesday (Oct 1) when he saw a ComfortDelGro taxi moving erratically in front of him.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

WeWork concerns seeping into Singapore office Reits: Credit Suisse
Concerns about co-working giant WeWork may amplify the negative impact of a weakening economy on Singapore’s commercial real estate investment trusts (Reits), according to Credit Suisse Group.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Swapping textbooks for joysticks to represent Singapore in e-sports
In a country focused on academic achievement, Singaporean Galvin Kang Jian Wen did something almost unthinkable – he stopped studying as a teenager to spend more time playing computer games.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cancer victim’s estate gets $200k interim payout from CGH six months after her death
Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman’s lawyer accepted the payout following a court order issued last month by High Court Assistant Registrar James Lee.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Leftist leaders’ arrests key to S’pore’s 1963 merger: Historian
Without the arrests of left-wing leaders in 1963 in Singapore, the Republic’s merger with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form the Federation of Malaysia would not have happened, said historian Tan Tai Yong yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for man who drove for half hour with lover’s husband clinging onto car windscreen
A man who drove around for half an hour with his lover’s husband clinging onto the windscreen of his car was on Wednesday (Oct 2) sentenced to 11 weeks’ jail and banned from driving for two years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Private equity group RRJ Capital proposes US$716m bid for PLUS Malaysia
A consortium led by Asian private equity group RRJ Capital has proposed buying PLUS Malaysia, the country’s biggest expressway toll firm, for 3 billion ringgit (US$716 million), a document seen by Reuters showed.

Overflowing with junk: Residents in Commonwealth block worried hoarder’s unit is a fire hazard
The 60-year-old woman hoards everything from newspapers and aluminium cans to discarded clothes and appliances.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

VibroPower proposes $1.8m rights cum warrants issue for business expansion
Watch-listed VibroPower Corporation is looking to issue up to $1.8 million of shares with warrants on a renounceable, non-underwritten basis, mainly to finance the expansion of its businesses, it said in a filing late on Tuesday night (Oct 1).
— Straits Times (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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