Singapore morning news for January 22

Singapore morning news for January 22

Singapore morning newsWuhan virus: Singapore to isolate all travellers from China with pneumonia
From Wednesday (Jan 22), Singapore will place all pneumonia patients who have been to China in recent weeks under isolation, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s War on Diabetes: How industry has played a key role in government’s health battle
Three years after Singapore officially launched its War on Diabetes campaign, with the aim of ‘mobilising the whole nation’ to tackle the condition, we assess how the food and beverage industry has been a key ally in the battle.
— Food Navigator-Asia

NTU and HP launch corporate lab to help manufacturers move towards Industry 4.0
Manufacturing companies will get more help in adopting digital technology with a new lab that was officially opened at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Tuesday (Jan 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Employers’ group hopes Budget will include wage offsets and funding to defray costs of hiring older workers
The Singapore National Employers Federation is proposing wage offset measures that are similar to the Special Employment Credit scheme, which is set to expire this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New SGH centre for non-emergency operations will shorten patients’ waiting time when ready in 2026
Patients at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) can expect a shorter wait for operations from 2026, when a new centre focused on non-emergency surgery is completed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Wuhan virus: Singapore widening quarantine measures; 7th suspect tests negative
This comes just a day after the ministry said it was expanding temperature screening to all inbound travellers arriving at Changi Airport from China.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore concludes talks on digital trade agreement with Chile, New Zealand
Singapore, Chile and New Zealand concluded talks on an agreement over a common set of rules, standards and guidelines for global digital trade and commerce.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore releases new initiatives on AI governance for consumer trust
A YEAR after releasing a framework on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used ethically, Singapore on Tuesday unveiled a set of new initiatives on AI governance aimed at enhancing consumer trust.
— The Business Times

Higher taxes not expected for expansionary Budget 2020
THIS term of government’s large accumulated surplus should allow for an expansionary Budget 2020, even in the absence of tax increases apart from the upcoming goods and services tax (GST) hike, say analysts.
— The Business Times

S’porean travellers spent more than S$1 billion in Japan last year
A press release by the Japan Tourism Agency on Jan. 17, 2020 reported that foreign tourists in Japan spent a total of 4.8113 trillion yen (about S$59.1 billion) in 2019, the highest-ever amount spent in total by foreign travellers in Japan in a year.
— Mothership

5 Singapore firms make it to global stock index recognising good gender equality data, policies
Five Singapore-headquartered companies have made it onto a stock index recognising commitment to supporting workplace equality and data transparency.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

3 firms found to have rigged bids for jobs with Wildlife Reserves Singapore: Competition watchdog
Three companies were found to have rigged their bids for the provision of building, construction and maintenance services to Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), said the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) on Tuesday (Jan 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grab to revise rewards programme, reduces points earned per transaction
Grab’s loyalty programme GrabRewards will soon undergo a revamp that will see fewer points earned per transaction, the company announced on its website on Monday (Jan 20).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporeans will get a “future of progress” under 4G leadership, says DPM Heng Swee Keat
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (20 January) that the fourth-generation (4G) leaders will “make every effort to build a future of progress” for Singaporeans, despite major challenges like inequality, economic interruption and a growing generational divide..
— The Online Citizen

Singapore National Employers Federation calls for Budget help in hiring older workers
WITH the retirement and re-hiring ages set to go up, the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) has zeroed in on urging more support for hiring older workers.
— The Business Times

Nominations open for second edition of Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards
Nominations for the second edition of the Goh Chok Tong (GCT) Enable Awards opened on Monday (Jan 20).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Here’s what we observed from Heng Swee Keat & Chan Chun Sing’s tag team at S’pore Perspectives
How they spoke and engaged the intelligentsia gathered is always a good indicator of how they’re growing as 4G leaders.
— Mothership

Some Malaysian workers still riding e-scooters across Causeway, but cautious with use of devices in Singapore
Malaysian information technology engineer Richard Sim has been riding an e-scooter on his daily commute across the Causeway into Singapore, and then to the nearby Marsiling MRT station, for the past three years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Progress S’pore Party’s Michelle Lee asks IPS speakers about ‘rivalry’ between Hong Kong & S’pore
Bilahari Kausikan reminded the audience that the British ruled Hong Kong as a colony, not a democracy.
— Mothership

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Company director faces 66 charges including collecting kickbacks from and illegally hiring foreign workers
A 54-year-old company director has been charged for multiple employment offences such as collecting kickbacks and the illegal hiring of foreign workers, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday (Jan 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two charged in court for causing liposuction patient’s death in 2009
The high-profile case was Singapore’s first recorded death resulting from aesthetic treatment.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s political system has to evolve with the times or risk collapse, says Chan Chun Sing
For Singaporeans to continue improving their lives and realise their aspirations, a political system and culture has to be built which will keep the country “going, growing, and glowing”, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday (Jan 20).
— The Online Citizen

CDL, CapitaLand, Singtel among world’s 100 most sustainable companies
CDL was first and CapitaLand second among the 229 real estate firms in the study, while Singtel was fourth among the 126 companies in its industry group.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NEA denies rental is the main driver of hawker food prices
Operating costs, market competition, and what patrons are willing to pay will be taken into account when the hawkers decide on their food prices, said National Environment Agency (NEA) on Sunday (12 Jan) in response to a forum letter, titled “Keep hawker food affordable”, concerning high-priced hawker food.
— The Online Citizen

Chan: I never doubt the independence of our Electoral Boundaries Review Committee
At the Singapore Perspectives conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) yesterday (20 Jan), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore does not need “fair-weather candidates” who join politics only when times are good.
— The Online Citizen

Chinese e-commerce group Zall leads consortium for digital wholesale bank licence
Chinese e-commerce group Zall is leading a consortium that is hoping to snag one of Singapore’s three digital wholesale bank licences on offer.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man sold cannabis to undercover CNB officer, gets probation
A man who sold cannabis to an undercover Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officer was sentenced to two years and three months’ probation on Tuesday (Jan 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chee Soon Juan: SDP asking questions made ruling party responsive to hot-button issues
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Chee Soon Juan is taking credit for his party ahead of election hustings.
— Mothership

9 digital marketing trends you can no longer ignore in 2020
Digital marketing trends are very much similar to the world of fashion where newer trends rule the runway every new season.
— e27

China property giant Greenland Group also gunning for digital wholesale bank licence in Singapore
Chinese real estate developer and state-owned enterprise Greenland Group, through its investment arm Greenland Financial, has formed a consortium with partners including Chinese financing platform MinIPO to vie for a wholesale digital banking licence in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Proposed opposition alliance makes first outreach together for CNY; PSP to maintain a ‘loose association’ with alliance for now
The much talked about opposition alliance consisting of Singaporeans First party (SingFirst), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People’s Power Party (PPP), and Reform Party (RP) visited the Ang Mo Kio GRC last weekend for their first combined outreach in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2020.
— The Online Citizen

Old Chang Kee selling hawker food, frozen food & snacks at Woodlands headquarters on Jan. 22, 2020
Old Chang Kee will be having a Chinese New Year (CNY) Makan Food Street at their Woodlands headquarters till Jan. 22, 2020.
— Mothership

Indian national lorry driver arrested for dangerous driving has only 20 days of driving experience
It was reported in the media last Thursday (16 Jan) that 2 passengers were taken to hospital after a road accident involving an SBS Transit bus, lorry and car at the junction of Braddell Road and Bishan Road.
— The Online Citizen

Abandoned Bedok baby in stable condition in hospital
The baby boy found abandoned in a rubbish chute in a Bedok North Housing Board block is in stable condition in hospital, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said in an update to The Straits Times.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man jailed for touching woman on train with his penis
Feeling aroused when his body made contact with a woman’s on the train, a man unzipped his pants and touched the woman with his erect penis.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Six arrested for peddling duty-unpaid Cigarettes by Singapore Customs
Six males were arrested during five operations conducted by Singapore Customs on 13, 14 and 16 Jan 2020 targeted at peddlers of duty-unpaid cigarettes.
— The Online Citizen


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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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