Singapore morning news for July 14

Singapore morning news for July 14
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Chickenpox, pneumococcal jabs to be free for eligible Singaporean children as MOH enhances vaccination subsidies
Vaccinations against chickenpox and pneumococcal disease will be free for eligible Singaporean children from November, as part of enhanced subsidies for nationally recommended vaccinations announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jul 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS researchers develop 3 new COVID-19 swabs to address shortage
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed three COVID-19 swabs to meet a surge in demand, both globally and in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

12 foreigners deported and barred from Singapore for non-compliance with safe distancing measures
Twelve foreigners were deported and barred from re-entering Singapore because they did not comply with safe distancing measures during the Covid-19 circuit breaker.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

322 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 11 in the community
Singapore reported 322 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Monday (Jul 13), including 11 in the community and five imported cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary update.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s K-Start Up Centre launched
The K-Start up Centre (KSC) in Singapore, the first Korean start up centre in Southeast Asia, was officially launched today by South Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Start ups (MSS).
— OpenGov

Singapore to churn out ventilators
Singapore has started churning out ventilators to meet the global shortage as Covid-19 cases worldwide surged past the 13 million mark.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Blockchain-based payments network jointly developed by MAS on track for commercial use
ingapore has developed a blockchain-based payments network that enables payments to be carried out in different currencies on the same network
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Artificial intelligence and automation would actually benefit Singapore
Machine learning and other digital innovations can help Singapore businesses and workers increase productivity and maintain their competitive edge, says NUS Professor Kenneth Huang.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SFA to act against Golden Mile restaurant after cockroaches spotted at drink dispenser
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is taking enforcement action against a mookata restaurant at Golden Mile Complex after a customer spotted cockroaches crawling all over a drinks dispenser machine.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

27 women MPs in parliament, including youngest-ever MP in modern S’pore
There will be 27 women Members of Parliament following the 2020 General Election: 24 from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) and three from the Workers’ Party (WP).
— Mothership

Virus cases in workers’ dorms have not fallen as fast as expected: Experts
Case numbers in foreign worker dormitories have not come down as fast as expected, a clear sign that there are hidden reservoirs of infection there, experts said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More constructive engagement across political divide will benefit Singapore
NOW that GE2020 has concluded, it is time to look at the issues that may have shaped voters’ behaviour and implications going forward.
— The Business Times

Marina Bay Sands, Seletar Mall added to list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious
Four new locations have been added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases in the community during their infectious period, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (Jul 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More rain expected this week
Singapore’s wet weather will continue for the rest of this week, as the Meteorological Services Singapore (MSS) forecasts thundery showers from today until Friday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin congratulates Singapore’s PM Lee on election victory
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has called to congratulate his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong after the People’s Action Party’s victory in the recent General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Quiet start for cinemas but operators expect pickup in attendance
Yesterday’s reopening for cinemas, closed since March 27, was quiet for the most part, but operators expect an uptick in attendance in the coming weeks as bigger commercial releases open.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A twist, but businesses still see stability, continuity after GE2020
THE ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) may not have gained as strong a mandate as desired in Friday’s General Election (GE), but this is unlikely to put off investors, who can expect Singapore’s stability and economic policy direction to continue, said economists and business groups.
— The Business Times

Man who smuggled airsoft rifles into Singapore from Malaysia gets jail and fine along with his buyer
A man who smuggled airsoft rifles into Singapore from Malaysia was caught at Woodlands Checkpoint and later led police to a buyer who had bought three airsoft pistols from him via Carousell.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s SWAT Mobility partners Toyota in Philippines for corporate transport
SINGAPORE-BASED startup SWAT Mobility has joined hands with Toyota Motor Philippines to launch a corporate smart transportation solution in Manila.
— The Business Times

OCBC launches first Sora-based home loan
OCBC Bank has launched Singapore’s first home loan referencing the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (Sora), an alternative benchmark rate, available to buyers of completed private properties with a minimum loan size of S$1 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man stopped for not wearing a mask bought some and shoved one in MOH officer’s face, gets jail
A man who was stopped by a Ministry of Health (MOH) officer for not wearing a mask went to buy some before throwing and shoving them at the officer, hurling vulgarities at him.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

WP sees ‘ample opportunity’ to work with PSP if they take up NCMP seats: Sylvia Lim
THE Workers’ Party (WP) is open to working together with the government and other opposition parties to ensure good outcomes for Singaporeans, the party’s leaders said on Sunday, a scenario that could see the party collaborating more closely with the election’s “top loser”, the Progress Singapore Party (PSP).
— The Business Times

SPH expects ‘significantly lower’ profit for FY2020
Media and property group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) said on Monday (July 13) that its operating profit for the year ending Aug 31 is expected to be significantly lower than the $187 million recorded a year earlier due to the ongoing pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

27 years’ jail for parents of 5-year-old boy who was scalded with hot water, confined in cage before his death
In what prosecutors described as one of the worst cases of child abuse, a couple who repeatedly splashed hot water on their five-year-son until the boy died from his scald injuries were sentenced to jail on Monday (July 13) by the High Court.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More diverse voices in politics, but policy constraints remain
THERE will be – in all probability – a greater diversity of voices in Singapore politics, but economic policy constraints will not go away just like that.
— The Business Times

Ascott Residence Trust flags 65-75% fall in half-year DPS
Ascott Residence Trust’s (ART) distribution per stapled security (DPS) for the six months ended June 30 is expected to fall by 65 per cent to 75 per cent from the 3.43 cents recorded in the first half of 2019, the managers said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man jailed 28 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter found unfit for caning, gets extra jail time
A 42-year-old man, who was originally sentenced to 28 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane for sexually abusing his stepdaughter, has been found medically unfit for caning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Shanmugam: Not surprised by Sengkang GRC loss but ‘soul searching & reflection’ required
He also said the younger generation has a different approach to race and religion issues.
— Mothership

Man gets jail and cane for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home and threatening to blow it up
After breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home, a 38-year-old man held a knife to the woman’s neck and threatened to blow up her house with a gas cylinder.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Conveyor belt hotpot restaurant opens in Woodlands, S$1 to S$5 per dish
Conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Singapore are a dime a dozen, and it appears that conveyor belt hotpot restaurants could be a dime a half dozen if the idea takes off.
— Mothership

GP suspended for 22 months for giving 6 patients thousands of sleeping pills over many years
Dr Tan Joong Piang has been suspended for 22 months for not providing six patients with appropriate care, including not referring them to a specialist in a timely manner.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Singapore 2020
This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


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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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