Singapore morning news for July 1

Singapore morning news for July 1
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Electricity tariff to fall 15% from July to September
The electricity tariff will fall by an average of 15 per cent for the period from Jul 1 to Sep 30 due to lower energy costs, said SP Group on Tuesday (Jun 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Doctors expect rise in acute respiratory infection cases after dip during circuit breaker
GPs urge people with symptoms ARI to get checked, even if it means that they will get swabbed, saying the test is quick and relatively painless.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore PR is first imported case here since June 14; five fresh infections in community
A Singapore permanent resident who had returned from India later tested positive for Covid-19, making her the first imported case here since June 14.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore casinos to reopen this week
Singapore has announced the gradually reopening of tourism businesses with casinos allowed to start welcoming punters from July 1.
— TravelMole

MOH preliminarily confirms 246 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 43,907
As of Tuesday noon (30 June), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 246 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

78 more migrant workers dormitories cleared of COVID-19: MOM
Another 78 migrant workers dormitories have been cleared of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday (Jun 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Nominations close with all 93 seats contested; 3-way fights in 2 constituencies
Nominations for the 2020 General Election closed on Tuesday (Jun 30), confirming contests in all 93 seats by 192 candidates from 11 political parties.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Container shipping set to pick up steam, but not all routes lead to recovery
Singapore’s next-generation Tuas Port has the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Award for Community Outreach Port City Dialogue: Port Development and License to Operate.
— The Business Times

Ong Ye Kung reveals he is related to Xie Yao Quan, PAP’s new candidate who replaced Ivan Lim
People’s Action Party (PAP) member Ong Ye Kung and the new candidate of PAP Xie Yao Quan are cousins, Mr Ong who used to head the Education Ministry revealed on Tuesday (30 June).
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: 13-year-old student from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School infected
A 13-year-old student from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School (RCYPS) contracted Covid-19, the Ministry of Education (MOE) confirmed on Tuesday (June 30).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NSP to contest against PAP in Sembawang GRC
The National Solidarity Party (NSP) will contest against the People’s Action Party (PAP) in Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC), like it did in the 2015 General Election (GE).
— The Online Citizen

Despite dismissed application, Court of Appeal affirms constitutional right to vote
The Court of Appeal on Tuesday (30 June) affirmed the constitutional right of citizens under the Singapore Constitution to vote in the country’s elections.
— The Online Citizen

Crisis Centre president barred from conducting fund-raising appeals, centre restricted in such activities
Following investigations on its fund-raising activities, Crisis Centre (Singapore) president Dennis Lee Wen Da has been prohibited from conducting any fund-raising appeals, while the welfare organisation itself has also been restricted in this aspect.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lee Hsien Yang is not contesting in GE2020, confirms PSP’s Michael Chua
It’s been confirmed that Lee Hsien Yang of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) will not be contesting in GE2020.
— The Online Citizen

GE2020: Candidates kick off campaigning on Nomination Day
Candidates started campaigning by distributing flyers and going door-to-door to speak to residents after Nomination Day proceedings on Tuesday (Jun 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore IPO market expected to be livelier in second half of 2020
A new crop of listings may emerge as recovery takes hold in the second half after a volatile six months for capital markets.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NCMP scheme ensures ‘significant opposition presence’ whatever election outcome: PM Lee
WITH the expanded Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) system in place, there’s no possibility of the opposition being shut out of Parliament, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.
— The Business Times

GE2020: New Marymount SMC sees contest between PAP’s Gan Siow Huang and PSP’s Ang Yong Guan
It will be a straight fight in the new Marymount Single Member Constituency (SMC) between People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Gan Siow Huang and Mr Ang Yong Guan of the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) .
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: DPM Heng in East Coast line-up based on potentially ‘important’ contest, says PM Lee
The People’s Action Party (PAP) has deployed Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in East Coast GRC based on where its best and most important contests could be, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told reporters on Tuesday (Jun 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Democratic Alliance issues elections manifesto ahead of Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC contest
It has been announced on 30 June that Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) will be contesting in a three-cornered fight in Pasir Ris-Punggol group representation constituency (GRC) against People’s Voice and People’s Action Party.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: Woman sneezed in security guard’s direction on purpose after failing to wear mask
A Taiwanese woman, who was not wearing a mask when she tried to enter Ion Orchard shopping mall, purposely sneezed in a security guard’s direction when denied entry amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore appoints new High Commissioner to India
Veteran diplomat Simon Wong has been appointed as Singapore’s new High Commissioner to India, it was announced on Tuesday (June 30).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Red Dot United to face off with PAP in Jurong GRC
Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) residents are bound to witness a fight between the People’s Action Party (PAP) and Singapore’s newest political party on the block, Red Dot United (RDU).
— The Online Citizen

PV chief Lim Tean: We’re not asking for anything, but a chance to serve S’poreans in Parliament
As People’s Voice (PV) fielded a team of four at Jalan Besar GRC that is led by the party chief, Lim Tean, the alternative party is contesting against the People’s Action Party (PAP) which is led by Josephine Teo at the GRC.
— The Online Citizen

GE2020: PAP team led by Ong Ye Kung to face NSP in Sembawang GRC
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung will lead a People’s Action Party (PAP) team against the candidates from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) in Sembawang GRC in the General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: New Kebun Baru SMC to see fight between PAP and PSP
The People’s Action Party (PAP) Henry Kwek is going up against Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Kumaran Pillai in the new Kebun Baru SMC, after both were confirmed as candidates on Nomination Day (Jun 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

The Workers’ Party’s final line-up of candidates for GE2020
Here’s the final line-up for The Workers’ Party (WP) GE2020 candidates across the constituencies the party is contesting as well as who they will be going up against.
— The Online Citizen

GE2020: NCMP scheme is not solution for alternative voice in Parliament, says WP’s Dennis Tan
SINGAPOREANS must not fall into the trap of thinking that the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme is a solution for an alternative voice in Parliament, the Workers’ Party’s (WP) candidate for Hougang SMC said on Tuesday.
— The Business Times

More reverse vending machines to encourage recycling of plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans
The new reverse vending machines also offer more variety in rewards, such as e-vouchers and e-deals for shopping and dining across CapitaLand malls, ActiveSG credits, and Sentosa Fun Pass tokens.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: PAP faces challenge in Choa Chu Kang GRC, Pioneer and Hong Kah North SMCs
WITH the exception of Pioneer SMC, it will be a straight fight between the People’s Action Party (PAP) and newcomer Progress Singapore Party (PSP) in Choa Chu Kang GRC and Hong Kah North SMC in the upcoming General Election 2020.
— The Business Times

GE2020: PAP’s West Coast team led by ministers S Iswaran, Desmond Lee up against Tan Cheng Bock’s PSP
DESCRIBED as one of the biggest electoral battles in western Singapore, the ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) slate of candidates for West Coast group representation constituency (GRC) will be up against the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) team.
— The Business Times

Bukit Batok resident calls out PAP’s Murali Pillai for SMC problems; SDP raises questions about the part-time MP’s track record

Carissa Chua, who is a resident in Bukit Batok single-member constituency (SMC), had publicly called out People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP), Murali Pillai, on his qualification to be the continued MP for her constituency.
— The Online Citizen

POFMA issued on statements made about cross-border travel arrangements between Singapore and Malaysia
A Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has been issued to Alex Tan, editor of the Facebook page “State News Singapore (SNS)”, on Monday (29 June).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore gene therapy start-up clinches deal of over $1.2b with global pharmaceutical giant
A local gene therapy start-up has clinched a deal of more than $1.2 billion with a global pharmaceutical giant to develop and eventually commercialise its treatments for rare genetic diseases.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All books returned to libraries to be set aside for 24 hours before going back on the shelves
All books returned to libraries, which are reopening on Wednesday (July 1), will be set aside for about 24 hours before being put back on shelves.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SPP’s Khan Osman Sulaiman urges S’poreans to put the ‘heart’ back into running of the country
It is crucial that everyone takes an interest in politics as politics affects everyone and encompasses every aspect of our lives, said Singapore People’s Party (SPP) member Khan Osman Sulaiman on Facebook earlier today (30 June) after the nomination process.
— The Online Citizen

Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam questions “minority certificate” and wonders about “three-cornered fights” on Nomination Day
Reform Party’s secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam took to Facebook at 9am to share his experience leading up to Nomination Day today (30 June), and thoughts on the announcement of all candidates for General Elections (GE). “Nomination Day has come around at last.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore’s Botsync closes seed round to scale up its heavy-duty autonomous mobile robot solutions
Botsync, a Singapore-based robotics startup that builds heavy-duty autonomous mobile robot solutions, has secured a seed round of funding, jointly led by Wong Fong Industries, SEEDS Capital, Angelhub, and Artesian Venture Partners.
— e27

Jose Raymond shares his “fascination” with Potong Pasir, recalling his early days with his father and Chiam See Tong
The Singapore People’s Party (SPP)’s candidate for Potong Pasir SMC Jose Raymond took to his Facebook on Monday (29 June) to share his fascination with Potong Pasir.
— The Online Citizen

S’poreans giving the Gov’t “overwhelming power” would result in losing freedom, says PV chief Lim Tean
For People’s Voice (PV) After Work Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday (29 June), the party chief Lim Tean explained that they had a “hectic and frantic” day because the next day (30 June) would be Nomination Day.
— The Online Citizen

Teen admits taking upskirt photos and videos of victims at various places, including his school
A 14-year-old boy was in school in 2018 when he used his mobile phone to snap an upskirt picture of his female classmate.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lawyer who left Singapore after $33m went missing faces another 15 charges
Jeffrey Ong Su Aun now faces 53 charges. He was earlier handed 38 charges for offences that include criminal breach of trust as an attorney and forgery.
— 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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