Singapore morning news for September 2

Singapore morning news for September 2
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Singapore morning newsCrime up 7% in first half of 2019, mainly due to rise in scam cases: Police
The total number of reported crimes in Singapore increased by 7 per cent in the first half of 2019 to 16,745 cases, compared to 15,649 cases for the same period in 2018, the police said on Friday (Aug 30).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore to reduce Semakau waste by 30% under first Zero Waste Master Plan
Singapore plans to reduce the waste sent to its only landfill by 30 per cent each day, under the country’s first Zero Waste Master Plan.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee asks The Online Citizen to remove article and Facebook post that repeated ‘false allegations’
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Sep 1) asked The Online Citizen to remove an article and Facebook post that repeated several false allegations and for the news outlet to publish a full and unconditional apology.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Proposed changes to religious harmony law to be introduced in Parliament
Proposed amendments to a law that safeguards religious harmony will be introduced in Parliament on Monday (Sep 2).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s Asian outbound capital fell 37% to $7.92b in H1
Singapore is the second largest source of Asian outbound capital in H1 although outbound capital flows dropped 37% YoY to $7.92b in H1, a report by CBRE revealed.
— Singapore Business Review

End of Libor will see replacement of SOR benchmark
SINGAPORE will transition from the use of the Sing-dollar Swap Offer Rate (SOR) to the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) over the next two years, as the scandal-tainted Libor is due to meet its end after 2021.
— The Business Times

Doctor ordered to pay S$1.8 million in fines, penalties for tax offences
A kidney specialist has been ordered to pay nearly S$1.8 million in penalties and a S$21,000 fine after being found guilty of tax-related offences, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said on Friday (Aug 30).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

HDB to launch BTO projects in Punggol inspired by early zoo, fishing village
Two new Punggol Build-To-Order (BTO) housing estates will pay tribute to Punggol’s history as a fishing village and to one of Singapore’s earliest zoos, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced on Sunday (Sep 1).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Climate change in Singapore and what the future brings
History shows us how hotter and drier years, coupled with greater exposure to flash floods, haze incidents and water shortages, make climate change a deadly phenomenon to Singapore.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore plans a subterranean future
Space-starved Singapore has expanded outwards by building into the sea and upwards by constructing high-rises but planners are now looking underground as they seek new areas for growth.
— Arab News

Singapore startup serves up fintech for consumers who like cash
A Singapore startup recently raised $6 million to keep Singapore and perhaps other Asian nations from falling prey to the global cashless payments steamroller.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Divorces among seniors in Singapore going up
An increasing number of seniors are getting divorced after decades of marriage.
— The Straits Times

Ponggol Zoo gone, but not forgotten
One of Singapore’s earliest zoos, the Ponggol Zoo’s first home was actually in Serangoon.
— The Straits Times

Singapore can qualify for World Cup by hosting it
The local football community appears to have missed an absolute sitter amid its bewilderment over Football Association of Singapore vice-president Edwin Tong’s assessment that it is realistic for our national team to aim for World Cup qualification in 2034.
— The Straits Times

Government task force set up to snuff out risks of fires caused by PMDs
In a bid to mitigate the fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs), a new task force comprising various government ministries met for the first time last week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Calls for new pre-school partner operators to begin end of this year: Desmond Lee
The Government plans to open calls for new pre-school partner operators by the end of this year, as it works toward lowering childcare costs for parents in Singapore.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

New initiative launched to foster deeper friendships between corporate volunteers and beneficiaries
A new initiative for corporate organisations to help vulnerable residents will see them develop deeper relationships with the beneficiaries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Parliamentary questions for 2 September 2019
The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:30pm on Monday, 2 September 2019, for the 109th session of the 13th Parliament. *71 oral questions and 35 written question had been scheduled to be asked.
— The Online Citizen

More than 1,000 Silver Generation volunteers recognised for work supporting senior citizens
While reaching out to senior citizens to explain Government schemes, Madam Kalyanasundaram Chandrakala met an elderly man who said he really missed home-cooked Indian food.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

AYE, West Coast better protected from floods now
The Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and the West Coast area are now better protected against floods following the completion of improvement works costing $74 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore likely saw driest, warmest August on record
More dry and warm weather can be expected this week and next, said the weatherman on Friday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sales that never end could soon come to an end
Guidelines soon on practices like discounts, offers of free products and price comparisons.
— The Straits Times

A robot dystopia in Singapore
Automatonomy, a short film rendered in puppet stop-motion animation, was one of the winners at this year’s National Youth Film Awards.
— The Straits Times

Singapore calls India a stabilizing factor, seeks its inclusion in RCEP
Singapore is supportive of India being part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it views Asia’s third largest economy as a stabilizing factor, K. Shanmugam, Singapore’s minister for law and home affairs, said at an event in New Delhi late on Saturday.
— Livemint

Exciting times for Greater Southern Waterfront
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled numerous exciting projects in the recent National Day Rally, including the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW) that is in line with the vision that Singapore is a city of possibilities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Open electricity market: How to save energy and money
About 34 per cent of household consumers have made the switch and most have signed up for 24-month standard price plans.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Footpaths to be widened, 60m stretch of road to converted for pedestrian use on trial basis at one-north
Pedestrians in the one-north business park will soon have more of the streets for themselves.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sky park to be built above Bukit Timah canal as part of new green corridor
A sky park is set to be built above the Bukit Timah canal, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced on Saturday (Aug 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Explainer: What is Singapore’s Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act and is it still relevant today?
The Bill was passed on Nov 9, 1990, to maintain religious harmony and make sure religion is not exploited for political or subversive purposes in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fintech founder Joe Cho ‘under police probe in South Korea’
THE founder of fintech firm Marvelstone Group – which was once based in Singapore – is now under investigation by police in his home country of South Korea over allegations of financial crimes, said a lawyer representing about 40 investors who have sued over claims of over S$6 million.
— The Business Times

Bank lending dips in July, weighed down by fall in business loans
A DROP in business loans was the main drag to total bank lending in July, even as housing loans continued to slide for the seventh straight month.
— The Business Times

Longer wait for trains possible during off-peak hours as Khaw calls for ‘better matching of supply with demand’
Commuters travelling during off-peak periods could soon find themselves waiting longer for a train, as rail operators are called on to better match supply with demand.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore police’s new anti-scam centre wants to hit scammers where it hurts
One of its weapons is partnering local banks to freeze scam-related accounts within days of being notified, thus preventing the perpetrators to get their hands on the money, police say.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

6 suspects arrested over armed assault in Geylang, drug offences
Five men and a woman have been arrested over a case of assault on Geylang Road, authorities said on Sunday (Sep 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cancer-stricken S’porean man, 32, who openly talked about having weeks to live, has passed away
A 32-year-old Singaporean man, who has been candid about his illness and impending mortality in the weeks leading up to his demise, has passed away on Aug. 31, 2019 night.
— Mothership

S’porean shuttlers Yeo Jia Min, 20 & Loh Kean Yew, 22 surge up world rankings
Singapore’s national shuttlers Yeo Jia Min, 20 and Loh Kean Yew, 22, are on a new high.
— Mothership

Commentary: Climate action is our generation’s 1965
Winning our climate war is a moral and economic imperative.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ivory, rifles and opium: NLB’s rare collection reveals Singapore’s 19th-century shopping list
SINGAPORE: It’s hard to imagine Singapore as a scene straight out of an 19th-century pirate movie: A murky port where swashbuckling sailors traded in arms, drugs and animal parts.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Finding yourself – and your roots – in the National Archives
If you have ever been curious about your family history, consider taking a trip down to the National Archives, tucked away in the heart of the city just beside the Registry of Marriages.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New green corridor to link Singapore’s 3 national gardens
A new green corridor will connect Singapore’s three national gardens when it is completed in the coming years as part of plans to plug a gap in Singapore’s green links.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Painting river scenes awash with beauty, history
More than 500 students let their brushes do the talking at the Singapore River yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Maid levy concession for S’poreans caring for extended family, friends
Many Singaporean caring for an extended family member or friend – who is also a Singaporean and living in the same household – will enjoy levy concessions from today when employing a maid.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Destiny of Singapore, Malaysia depends on ability to have constructive relationship: Vivian Balakrishnan
Singapore and Malaysia are permanent neighbours and the destiny of both countries depends on the ability to have a constructive bilateral relationship, said Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan on Friday (Aug 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Duty-free retailer replacing DFS at Changi Airport has to up its game, say analysts
The company that will take over DFS’ tobacco and liquor business at Changi Airport must provide customers with more appealing options to live up to the reputation that DFS has built over the years, said retail analysts.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Former Shell Singapore chairman Goh Swee Chen appointed as National Arts Council chairman
Ms Goh Swee Chen, the former chairman of oil giant Shell in Singapore, has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Arts Council (NAC) with effect from Sep 1.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore is all set to construct a “tropical green oasis” in Dubai next year
When you think of Dubai, the first few things that immediately come to your mind are most probably its beautiful skyscrapers and dry deserts.
— The Online Citizen

New trial could enable drone inspections, better Web experience for visitors to Singapore’s Southern Islands
If you see drones flying about when visiting Singapore’s Southern Islands, don’t be alarmed.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

M’sian claims to ‘pretend’ to be S’porean when overseas to freely act like idiots, real S’poreans respond
Malaysia’s National Day on Aug. 31 has just passed, and in the lead-up to it, a particular hashtag began trending on Twitter.
— Mothership

Woman, 79, found dead in Toa Payoh in suspected murder
A 79-year-old woman was found dead in a Toa Payoh flat early on Sunday morning (Sep 1) in a case the police has classified as murder.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Padang getting returfed and ready for next big event
When the covers over the turfed surface at the Padang were removed after this year’s National Day Parade (NDP), patches of brown could be seen on what had been a luscious green field.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

87-year-old still serving up good food, enjoying chats
MShe may be 87 years old, but her taste buds are sharper than ever, serving as quality control at one of Singapore’s pioneer nasi padang stalls.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Brave new world for Brani Terminal workers, as port prepares for move to Tuas
Crane operator Suliman Basri has had a front-row seat to the remarkable evolution of the Singapore skyline over the years, thanks to his perch in a yellow cabin 10 storeys up.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

We, the new citizens of Singapore
The Dimalanta family have long called Singapore home since arriving here from the Philippines, but they took their commitment to a new level yesterday when they became citizens.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Less waste, greener skies: Reducing the environmental impact of flying
If you’re a regular flier with Singapore Airlines (SIA), you may have noticed that salt and pepper packets are no longer included in the meal trays served in economy class.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man charged with causing death of 73-year-old hit on the head by falling bottle
A 47-year-old Australian man was charged on Friday (Aug 30) for causing the death of an elderly man who was hit on the head by a bottle that fell from a high-rise condominium building in Tanjong Pagar.
— 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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