Singapore morning news for June 23

Singapore morning news for June 23
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Singapore morning newsEmployment agencies to get new licence conditions on fair hiring: MOM
THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday said it will impose new licence conditions on all employment agencies (EAs) in a bid to strengthen fair hiring.
— The Business Times

No ERP charges at all gantries until Jul 26 as traffic conditions remain optimal post-circuit breaker: LTA
Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at all gantries will remain at zero until at least Jul 26, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Monday (Jun 22), following its first review of the rates after the COVID-19 circuit breaker.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NTUC extends seniors’ discounts, price freeze on daily essentials
THE social enterprise arm of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on Monday said it will continue to keep prices unchanged for 100 daily essentials under its FairPrice house brand and extend discounts for the elderly, till Dec 31 this year.
— The Business Times

Singapore reports 218 new cases of COVID-19, including 1 case in the community
Singapore confirmed 218 new cases of COVID-19 as of noon on Monday (Jun 22), including one case in the community. This brings Singapore’s total to 42,313.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 Singaporeans nabbed for smuggling drugs from Malaysia using a drone
Two Singaporean men have been arrested for using a drone to smuggle drugs into Singapore from Malaysia, according to the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

Heavier fines for those breeding mosquitoes as dengue cases rise
There will be heavier penalties for households that repeatedly breed mosquitoes, or have multiple mosquito breeding areas, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said as dengue cases reported this year soared to 12,542 as of yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Three ‘weight-loss products’ sold online found to contain harmful substances: HSA
Three products being marketed on e-commerce platforms as weight-loss supplements have been found to contain potent medicinal ingredients.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

No fines issued so far to PSP members over alleged safe distancing breaches during Bukit Batok walkabout: NEA
No fines have been issued so far to several members of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) over alleged non-compliance with safe management measures, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Sunday (Jun 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA passengers can now transit through Changi Airport from more places in China, Japan, South Korea
Singapore Airlines (SIA) passengers can now transit through Changi Airport from more locations in China, Japan and South Korea.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Intensive discussions with Malaysia on RTS Link ahead of July 31 deadline: Khaw Boon Wan
Discussions with Malaysia about the construction of a cross-border Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link are still ongoing ahead of a final deadline of July 31, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Monday (June 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Scoot to operate flights to eight cities by August, offers free date change on tickets
SINGAPORE Airline’s (SIA) budget carrier Scoot will reinstate flights to Guangzhou, Ipoh, Kuching and Penang this month, bringing its total number of flights to 80, it said on Monday.
— The Business Times

Around two in three income relief applications have been approved; some self-employed still unable to benefit
The vast majority of those who applied received the same payouts as auto-included recipients, after taking into account the extenuating circumstances faced by some self-employed people.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stocks to see ‘sustained rebound’ as economy recovers: Morgan Stanley
Singapore’s equity valuations have bottomed, and a sustained rebound is now underway as the market shifts its focus to an imminent V-shaped recovery in the global economy, Morgan Stanley Research said in a report on Monday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

POFMA encourages democracy, does not disadvantage opposition: Shanmugam on upcoming General Election
The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) does not disadvantage the opposition but instead encourages greater democracy, said Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

First weekend of phase 2: Up to 80% jump in shopper traffic at popular malls
Shopper traffic at popular malls jumped by as much as 80 per cent during the first weekend of the reopening of Singapore’s economy, although many shoppers did not linger unnecessarily.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: The wrangling over rest days foreign domestic workers and their employers face in Phase 2
As Singapore moves to Phase 2, the rules concerning FDWs on their rest days may get trickier to navigate but more needs to be done to ensure they have enough rest, says Anju Mary Paul.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cross-border trade could benefit from greater digital connectivity: MAS chief
Cross-border trade could benefit from deepening digital and data connectivity, said Singapore’s central bank chief on Monday (June 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cyber extortion scams from January to May led to at least S$50,000 in losses: Police
The police received 49 reports of cyber extortion scams between January and May this year with total losses adding up to at least S$50,000, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Monday (Jun 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: Economic activity has to continue despite risks; every person bears ‘individual responsibility’, says Shanmugam
Singaporeans have to calibrate and carry on with economic activity even though the risks are higher in Phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening, said Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Contact tracing methods other than SafeEntry can be used at property viewings, says regulatory body
The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has exercised flexibility by allowing property agents to use methods other than SafeEntry QR codes for contact tracing since Wednesday (June 17).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Unions have been innovating to represent PMETs better, says labour chief
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has been nudging white-collared workers to stay updated on the technology front, said labour chief Ng Chee Meng on Monday (June 22) as he urged more professionals to become union leaders.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

WP NCMP Dennis Tan likely to contest Hougang SMC
The Workers’ Party (WP) will likely field Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Dennis Tan as its candidate in the Hougang Single Member Constituency (SMC) in the upcoming General Election (GE).
— The Online Citizen

S’poreans donated $90m in first five months of 2020, equal to whole of last year’s donations
More than 13,300 people also signed up to volunteer through during the first five months of the year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Food delivery rider fined for riding e-scooter into man outside school
A 23-year-old part-time food delivery rider was fined S$3,000 on Monday (Jun 22) for riding his electric scooter into a man outside a school.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

10 great promises and pledges from the PAP
In the past few weeks, Singaporeans have been spoilt and indulged like crazy. A wide array of promises and pledges have been given by the People’s Action Party (PAP), many of them related to jobs and livelihoods.
— The Online Citizen

New $5 million programme for digital finance leaders in Singapore and the region
A new $5 million programme catered for senior executives, fintech entrepreneurs and policymakers from Singapore, South-east Asia and the Greater Bay Area was launche don Monday (June 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore retail investors’ trust in financial institutions falls
SINGAPORE retail investors’ trust in financial institutions eroded significantly over the past two years, a survey by the CFA Institute shows.
— The Business Times

$4,800 fine for man seen drunk in public during circuit breaker and dented boot of police car with his head
A restaurant employee breached circuit breaker measures on April 19 and met up with five colleagues for a drinking session amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Resident laments about disbursement of CPF savings and low wages to SDP members during walkabout
A local resident expressed his displeasure over the retirement scheme and low wages of Singaporeans to the members of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) during their walkabout at Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC on Sunday morning (21 June).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore Turf Club to resume racing ‘behind closed doors’ from Jul 11
Singapore Turf Club will resume racing behind closed doors from Jul 11 after receiving approval from the Government, it announced in a media release on Monday (Jun 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 men arrested after late-night fight at Lorong Mambong in Holland Village
Two Singaporean men were arrested on Sunday (Jun 21) after a fight broke out in Holland Village on Friday night, the police said in a news release.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s tech readiness gave it head start amid Covid-19 crisis: Vivian
Singapore owes its current readiness to groundwork that started six years ago with the roll-out of Smart Nation plans.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former lawyer on trial for allegedly molesting his 13-year-old stepdaughter
A 53-year-old former lawyer claimed trial on Monday (June 22)after he allegedly molested his teenage stepdaughter between August and December 2017. The girl was 13 years old at the time.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doctor gets jail, caning for locking ex-girlfriend in room, assaulting her when refused sex
A doctor who repeatedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, leaving her with facial fractures and bleeding in the brain, was sentenced on Monday (Jun 22) to three years, six months and two weeks’ jail, four strokes of the cane and a fine of S$4,000.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

4 months’ jail for elderly man who outraged the modesty of his son’s maid
A 67-year-old man outraged the modesty of his son’s domestic helper in February last year by touching her stomach and kissing her.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Elderly man jailed for repeatedly kissing, hugging family maid
An elderly man kept making advances on a maid hired to care for the newborn in the family, despite being turned away.
— 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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