Singapore morning news for October 7

Singapore morning news for October 7

Singapore morning news

OECD’s proposed tax changes may hit revenue for Singapore
THE international community is considering resetting the rules that could fundamentally change the global tax landscape.
— The Business Times

Singapore cannot jump the gun on economic bail-out
WITH factory output and exports falling year on year, business sentiment darkening and gross domestic product (GDP) growth grinding to a halt, no one would say that the Singapore economy is in tip-top shape.
— Business Times

SFA suspends import of quail eggs from Malaysian farm due to drug residues
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the import of fresh quail eggs from a Malaysian farm that contributes about 20 per cent of Singapore’s total supply.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New measures to help employers retain maids for a longer period
After her domestic helper of six years returned home to Indonesia in 2015 to tie the knot, Ms Marisa Low, 42, hired a new domestic helper to help take care of her three children.
— The Straits Times

Commentary: A look at HDB flat affordability after recent housing policy moves
NUS Director of the Institute for Real Estate and Urban Studies Sing Tien Foo gives his take on the effects of the new housing grant and higher income ceilings.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Govt to carefully study whether Bicentennial Experience exhibition can be made permanent
Many Singaporeans have called for the Bicentennial Experience to be made permanent, and this is a move that the Government will carefully study, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Sunday (Oct 6).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PCF to convert 80 kindergartens to childcare centres over next 4 years
PM Lee said this is part of the Government’s plan to increase the number of childcare spaces, especially in younger estates such as Punggol, Sengkang and Choa Chu Kang.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Full steam ahead for 5G trials, but factories here still cautious
SMART manufacturing is among Singapore’s six strategic clusters for 5G development, with S$40 million in funding set aside for it in June.
— The Business Times

SkillsFuture partners IBM to train 2,500 on AI skills
SKILLSFUTURE Singapore (SSG) and IBM Singapore will train 2,500 Singaporeans in artificial intelligence (AI) skills within the next three years in a bid to help them apply AI in areas such as human resource, supply chain management and media.
— The Business Times

S’porean paralympic archer tops world archery rankings
Nur Syahidah Alim is a Singaporean archer who has competed in many local and international archery events since 2015.
— Mothership

More donating their bodies for research or organ transplant
Ms Loh Siew Mei knows what will happen to her after her death.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Free from ‘sandwich generation’ trap
An overwhelming number of parents say they are under pressure from having to financially support their growing children as well as their ageing parents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sustainability 2.0 – the way forward
The Industrial Revolution started in the 18th century and took only three centuries to etch an indelible human signature on a 4.5 billion-year-old planet and its systems.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7 Singaporean hikers rescued from Indonesia’s Mount Raung after forest fires
Seven Singaporeans were among 13 climbers rescued from Mount Raung in Indonesia on Saturday (Oct 5) after they were trapped overnight by forest fires.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Tarantulas, laser pointers and cannabis pipes: How ICA weeds out illegal stuff in the mail
Deep in the bowels of the Singapore Post Centre in Paya Lebar, Checkpoint Inspector 1 (CI1) Mohammad Rizal Mohamed Kassim sat in a roller chair, his eyes glued to two screens connected to an X-ray machine.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore and Brunei eye more cooperation in agri-food industry
Singapore and Brunei’s commitment to collaborate further in the agri-food sector will help to boost food security and economic growth for both countries, said Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean on Friday (Oct 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police reports lodged against Telegram chat group ‘SG Nasi Lemak’, investigations ongoing
Police said on Friday (Oct 4) that they have received reports against the Telegram chat group SG Nasi Lemak and that investigations are ongoing.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Maritime tech startup Claritecs raised US$600K pre-Series A funding from INNOPORT
Singapore-based maritime solutions startup Claritecs has secured an S$850,000 (US$600,000) in pre-Series A funding from INNOPORT, the corporate venture capital unit of the globally operating ship owner and ship management company Bernhard Schulte.
— e27

The Online Citizen article, editor Terry Xu’s Facebook post, contain falsehoods: MCI and MinLaw
The Online Citizen and its editor have published an article and a Facebook post on the fake news law which contain falsehoods, the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Ministry of Law (MinLaw) said on Sunday (Oct 6).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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E-commerce card skimming: Six ways to limit liability for fraud
Card skimming, or the theft of credit and debit card details and PINs, is increasingly being targeted at e-commerce sites.
— The Straits Times

Hoarding problems can pile up if no one acts
For years, there was an ever-present stench coming out from the 12th-storey Bedok North flat.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ST journalists share tips on using photos to show climate change
When it comes to climate change, pictures can be more compelling than words.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Seize opportunities early as smart mobility revs up
Mr Nicolas Kopitsis, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management Singapore, was previously CEO of BNY Mellon Investments Switzerland and co-head of global financial institutions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Drone cameras and social media pages, how religion keeps up with the digital age
But religion also has to contend with the invasion of religious spaces by smartphones and its associated challenges, says NUS’ Assistant Professor Alvin Eng Hui Lim.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Technology, tourism among areas of interest in strengthening Singapore-India ties: DPM Heng
Technology is one of the areas in which Singapore and India can work on together closely, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday (Oct 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grange Road car park to be transformed into event space, will close end-February
Work to transform Grange Road car park into a new event space will begin next March, with authorities on Friday (Oct 4) saying they will launch a tender by the end of this month.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man jailed for cheating victims of almost S$200,000 in timeshare recovery scams
A 35-year-old man was sentenced to 13 months’ jail on Thursday (Oct 3) for carrying out a series of timeshare recovery scams.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fun displays, exclusive deals at Klook’s inaugural travel fair
Visitors to Klook’s inaugural travel fair at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend can enjoy a thematic model of travel hot spots across the globe.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Football fans furious after Singtel streaming app goes down during EPL broadcast
Singtel’s streaming app CAST was “experiencing difficulties” on Saturday night (Oct 5), causing some football fans to miss some Premier League matches.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘We even thought of ending our lives’: A family’s struggle with their child’s OCD and how they came out on top
He stood frozen in the toilet for up to five hours at a go, often walked an overhead bridge backwards and found comfort opening and closing the refrigerator door repeatedly for hours.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jolovan Wham appeals conviction, sentence over event featuring speech by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
Social worker and activist Jolovan Wham took to the High Court on Friday (Oct 4) to appeal his conviction and sentence over a public assembly he organised three years ago.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Out on bail for molesting a 9-year-old girl, man sexually assaults teen during movie date
Feeling attracted to a nine-year-old girl he had spotted at a bus stop, a young man alighted from the bus and followed her home, molesting her and showing her his privates.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Student charged with taking illicit videos is on ‘indefinite suspension’: Yale-NUS College
Yale-NUS College student Brandon Lee Bing Xiang has been on indefinite suspension since March while under investigation for insulting the modesty of a fellow student, the institution said on Friday (Oct 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Migratory Bird Day, October 12.


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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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