Singapore morning news for July 9

Singapore morning news for July 9

Singapore morning newsGE2020: Voters advised to take public transport, walk to polling stations
Voters should take public transport or walk to their polling stations on Friday (Jul 10), the police said on Wednesday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Getting Singapore through Covid-19 crisis is top issue on voters’ minds this GE: PAP
SECURING jobs, securing investments and securing Singapore’s supply lines are the major challenges in the coming months amid the Covid-19 crisis, said political office-holders from the People’s Action Party (PAP) in a press conference on Wednesday morning, the final day of campaigning before Polling Day on July 10.
— The Business Times

Singapore reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, 9 community infections
Singapore reported 158 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday (Jul 8), including nine community infections, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary report.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Long-term effects of Covid-19 infection being studied in Singapore
More than 500 Covid-19 patients here who have recovered are part of an ongoing study to monitor the long-term effects of infection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Seven more worker dorms cleared of Covid-19 patients
Seven worker dormitories have been cleared of patients who test positive for Covid-19 and now house only recovered individuals and those who have recently tested negative for the virus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 8 — Philippines tops Singapore for total cases and Indonesia for active cases
As of 00:38 GMT July 8 there was 70,661 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,539, or 2.23 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

GE2020: 6 things for S’pore voters to note on July 10, Polling Day
Things will be a little different due to Covid-19.
— Mothership

Drop in ridership leads to slower buses on Singapore roads
Buses are moving slower these days, something that has not escaped the notice of other road users.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

4 weeks’ jail for maid who threw dog from third-storey balcony
A maid was so annoyed that her employer’s pets were noisy that she took one of the dogs and flung it down from a balcony on the third storey of the house.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Govt is more responsive to people when opposition MPs are elected ones: Pritam Singh
WHEN opposition MPs are voted into Parliament, the government becomes more responsive and sensitive to the concerns of the people, The Workers’ Party (WP) chief said on the final day of campaigning.
— The Business Times

Local biotech start-up TurtleTree Labs wins $1m green challenge with cell-based milk
A Singapore-based start-up is the winner of the annual Liveability Challenge, a global platform which calls for companies to come up with innovative solutions for sustainability in tropical cities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Novel hybrid bus being tested in Singapore
Mercedes-Benz has rolled out the first supercapacitor hybrid vehicle here – a public bus operated by SBS Transit.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All eyes on quartet of ‘hot’ GRCs
ALL 17 group representation constituencies (GRCs) are being contested in Friday’s General Election (GE). Some – in particular Aljunied, East Coast, Sengkang and West Coast – have generated more chatter than others over the nine days of campaigning.
— The Business Times

GE2020: In West Coast broadcast, PAP reiterates commitment to residents; PSP stresses need for ‘ground-up’ solutions
The People’s Action Party (PAP) and the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) delivered their constituency political broadcasts for West Coast GRC on Wednesday (Jul 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Many banking online during pandemic and will continue to do so after: Survey
Many have been banking online during the pandemic and will continue to do so after, according to a survey conducted by personal finance website SingSaver.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Good jobs in new industries will be available for Singaporeans, says PM Lee
New, good jobs will be available to Singaporeans and they will come from new industries, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Jul 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Don’t hold breath for fire sales by owners of Singapore hotels
SINGAPORE’S hotel business continues to be pummelled by Covid-19 with buyers on the sidelines waiting to pounce if owners throw in the towel.
— The Business Times

GE2020: In Yio Chu Kang broadcast, PAP focuses on elderly support; PSP calls for a ‘compassionate government’
Candidates from the People’s Action Party (PAP) and the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) delivered their constituency political broadcasts for the new Yio Chu Kang SMC on Wednesday (Jul 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: In Tanjong Pagar broadcast, PAP sketches out a ‘home with heart’; PSP calls for ‘systemic reform’
The People’s Action Party (PAP) laid out its initiatives for Tanjong Pagar GRC residents, while the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) outlined their ideas for reform, in the constituency political broadcast for the Group Representation Constituency on Wednesday (Jul 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Toyota latest carmaker to set up financing arm in Singapore
Toyota Financial Services, the world’s largest vehicle financier, has set up an office in Singapore to tap into the Republic’s small but lucrative market.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: PSP’s Tan Cheng Bock urges voters to pick MPs who ask the ‘right questions’ to prevent a ‘sterile’ Parliament
On the last day of campaigning for the General Election, Progress Singapore Party’s secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock urged voters to pick Members of Parliament (MPs) who will ask the “right questions” to ensure that the Government is more transparent and less sterile.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: PAP responds to concerns on the ground about COVID-19, lays out key measures for navigating outbreak
The People’s Action Party (PAP) held a press conference on Wednesday morning (Jul 8) – the last day of campaigning for the General Election – during which members laid out key economic and social measures meant to help Singaporeans navigate the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s Law Society warns of fraudsters targeting law firms
The Law Society has warned of fraudsters targeting law firms in a scheme to steal funds through online transfers away from the intended recipients.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COE prices close higher in first bidding exercise since COVID-19 suspension
Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed higher on Wednesday (Jul 8) in the first bidding exercise since they were suspended because of COVID-19 restrictions.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE quick takes: Final day of campaigning; Ng Chee Meng says community job fairs rolled out
SINGAPORE will go to the polls this Friday in an election that will see all 93 seats in 31 constituencies contested.
— The Business Times

Potong Pasir SMC political broadcast: SPP says voters’ choice on 10 July will determine journey towards a better tomorrow
During the political broadcasts for the Potong Pasir SMC on Tuesday (7 July), the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) chairman Jose Raymond appealed to the voters, saying that Singapore and Singaporeans are “best served through political competition”.
— The Online Citizen

GE2020: Tune out PAP’s ‘mudslinging’ and ‘personal attacks’, says SDP’s Chee Soon Juan to voters
The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan asked voters to pay no attention to “mudslinging”, as the party headed into the final day of campaigning on Wednesday (Jul 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

100 nurses lauded for exceptional performance
Nurse Antoinette Goh wants her patients to stay out of hospital.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Korean start-up centre to host first batch for incubation programme in October
South-east Asia’s first Korean start-up centre set up in Singapore will receive its inaugural batch of six enterprises in October for an eight-week incubation programme focusing on fintech and cybersecurity, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) said on Wednesday (July 8).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSP’s Lee Hsien Yang is concerned about S’pore COVID-19 infection, saying the number of community cases “remain significant”
In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore’s General Election (GE) has been called following the dissolution of the Parliament by President Halimah Yacob on 23 June at the request of Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party (PAP) Lee Hsien Loong.
— The Online Citizen

GE2020: Mediacorp to air final 5 constituency political broadcasts on Wednesday
Mediacorp will air the final five constituency political broadcasts (CPBs) for the General Election on Wednesday (Jul 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Police investigating man for damaging PSP election poster in Jurong West
Police are investigating a 62-year-old Singaporean man for allegedly damaging a Progress Singapore Party (PSP) election poster around Jurong West Street 92.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

RDU’s Michelle Lee explains why she left a ‘glamorous’ career to take on mission impossible of unseating Tharman
The chairman of Singapore’s newest political party has her sights set on a Singapore where greater political awareness is the norm.
— Mothership

Vendor fined S$2,500 for illegally importing fresh vegetables from Malaysia
A vegetable vendor was fined S$2,500 on Wednesday (Jul 8) for illegally importing fresh vegetables from Malaysia.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PSP’s Kala Manickam rebuts opponent K Shanmugan’s claim that the party’s Nee Soon GRC team has no plans
“The incumbents live in a different world and have a different concept of what care, compassion, connection and co-creation of soul and spirit of the community means,” said Progress Singapore Party (PSP) candidate for Nee Soon GRC Kala Manickam.
— The Online Citizen

Body recovered during search and rescue operations in waters near Tuas; 2 others missing
A body was recovered by the Police Coast Guard on Wednesday (Jul 8) during a search and rescue operation near Tuas.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Sportslink in S’pore closes after 37 years
Sportslink, which sold sporting goods and apparel from various international brands, started out as Sports Interlink, a store in Queensway Shopping Centre.
— Mothership

Widows come together to support each other during the circuit breaker
Widows support group Wicare comes together to support vulnerable members during the circuit breaker
— The Pride

Polytechnic student admits recording video of female schoolmate in campus toilet
A Singapore Polytechnic (SP) student used his mobile phone to record a video of a female schoolmate when she was inside a handicapped toilet on campus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man jailed 19 months for molesting his daughter twice
A man has been jailed for molesting his own daughter twice.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Don Don Donki to open ninth Singapore outlet
JAPANESE retailer Don Don Donki, which opened an outlet in Jurong in January, is currently set to open one more store in Singapore, putting it on track to hit its goal of 10 stores in the Republic by 2020 even amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
— The Business Times



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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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