Singapore morning news for June 25

Singapore morning news for June 25
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Singapore on track to roll out 5G by 2025; Singtel, StarHub-M1 joint venture issued final awards
Singapore is on track to offer nationwide 5G coverage by 2025, after Singtel and a joint venture by StarHub and M1 were on Wednesday (Jun 24) issued final awards to operate networks here.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NTU ranked world’s top young university for seventh year running
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has again been named the world’s best young university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) .
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOH preliminarily confirms 191 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 42,623
As of Wednesday noon (24 June), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 191 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Over 187,000 workers’ salaries affected in past 3 months, but most employers fair and reasonable: MOM
In the three months from March 12, more than 4,800 employers notified the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) about cost-saving measures that impacted their employees’ monthly salaries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fatality rate for Covid-19 low in S’pore
The fatality rate for Covid-19 in Singapore is much lower than that in many other countries globally.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Diners to remove masks only while eating or drinking: MOH
Diners should only remove their masks while eating or drinking, rather than for the whole duration of the meal, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (Jun 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Contactless self-check temperature kiosks to be rolled out at 70 bus interchanges and MRT stations
The machines have already been deployed at five locations – Braddell, Boon Keng and Tiong Bahru MRT stations, as well as Bukit Panjang and Serangoon bus interchanges.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dates of Singapore public holidays for 2021 released, include 4 long weekends
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Wednesday (Jun 24) released the dates of Singapore’s public holidays for 2021.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporean hospital nurse among seven new cases in community
One of the seven new coronavirus patients from the community confirmed yesterday is a nurse at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Industry road maps see a rejig, but tech, resilience remain core
WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a “rejig” in Singapore’s industry standards road map, technology and resilience will still be core to a new five-year plan, policymakers here told the press on Wednesday.
— The Business Times

GE2020: Constituency political broadcasts to start from Jul 3; keep safe distance when campaigning, says ELD
The Elections Department (ELD) on Wednesday (Jun 24) announced more details about TV broadcasts and livestreaming facilities, which political parties would rely heavily on in the coming General Election as there will be no physical political rallies.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Places of worship in Singapore taking cautious approach before resuming mass prayers
Churches, temples and mosques are adopting a cautious approach in resuming mass prayers and congregations here, even as government guidelines allow for up to 50 worshippers each session from Friday (June 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: Public libraries to reopen on Jul 1, seating and study areas remain closed
Public libraries will reopen to the public on Jul 1 with shorter opening hours, as well as limits on the number of people allowed and duration of visits, said the National Library Board (NLB) on Wednesday (Jun 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore Airlines and Scoot extend travel waiver for trips till end-August
More customers who booked trips with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its budget arm Scoot will now be eligible to get refunds.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Government cuts private housing supply on confirmed list of land sites due to COVID-19
The Government has reduced the supply of private residential units on the confirmed list of its land sales programme for the second half of this year, due to the economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lab to drive innovations in building technology for post-Covid era
JOHNSON Controls on Wednesday said it is partnering the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to set up a S$50 million innovation lab to drive artificial intelligence-based innovations for the Republic’s built-environment industry.
— The Business Times

Singapore Standards Council to set benchmarks in emerging areas for post-Covid economy
SINGAPORE will work on new industry yardsticks to help companies do business in the post-coronavirus economy, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Singapore Standards Council (SSC) said in an update on Wednesday.
— The Business Times

GE2020: PAP unveils 4 new faces, including former People’s Association head Desmond Tan
The People’s Action Party (PAP) on Wednesday (Jun 24) formally introduced the first four new candidates for the​​​​​​​ Jul 10 General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Police confirm rejection of SDP’s application for three-day fundraising event by Chee Soon Juan
The police confirmed on Wednesday (Jun 24) that an application for a “one-man public procession” from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) to be held from Friday to Sunday was rejected.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PSP intends to push for a minimum living wage, review of employment policy, and a bottom-up approach to economic development – Leong Mun Wai
The key message of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) is to “progress with compassion”, said party assistant secretary general Leong Mun Wai on the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) online series, Inconvenient Questions with former Nominated Member of Parliament Viswa Sadasivan.
— The Online Citizen

Company fined S$2,000 for storing chilled meat, seafood without licence
An importer and supplier of fine food was fined S$2,000 on Wednesday (Jun 24) for operating an unlicensed cold store, and storing meat and seafood products there.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Lee Hsien Yang joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party
Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has joined the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) led by Dr Tan Cheng Bock.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Call by Pink Dot to light up homes to support LGBTQ community does not flout law: MSF
A call by organisers of the annual Pink Dot SG rally for people to light up their homes in pink to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community does not contravene any laws or regulations, the authorities said on Wednesday (June 24).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PAP flags spotted being put up at Marine Cres after PM Lee called for GE
Several flags with People’s Action Party (PAP) logo have been spotted at the roadside of Marine Crescent soon after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for the general election (GE) yesterday (23 June) but ahead of Nomination Day which will only be on 30 June next Tuesday.
— The Online Citizen

Court sets dates for hearing on whether PM Lee’s call for election during current circumstances is unconstitutional
The court has set dates for a hearing on the constitutional challenge brought by Singapore citizen Daniel De Costa against the decision to call for an election under current circumstances.
— The Online Citizen

143 Squadron that responded to SQ423 bomb threat awarded in SAF Best Unit Competition
Notified of a bomb threat aboard a Singapore Airlines flight in March last year, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) immediately scrambled two fighter jets.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Grab puts partnership with troubled Wirecard on hold
Southeast Asian ride-hailing and payments firm Grab said it had put a partnership with Wirecard on hold till further notice, days after Wirecard disclosed a US$2.1 billion financial hole that threatens the German firm’s future.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

K Shanmugam says politicians should focus on key issues like jobs and COVID-19 pandemic at hustings
Politicians should focus on addressing issues like jobs and the COVID-19 pandemic at the hustings as these are the issues that Singaporeans want to know, said the Minister of Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam on Tuesday (23 June).
— The Online Citizen

ITE team invents face shield to help teachers be heard more clearly
A group of Institute of Technical Education (ITE) staff have invented a face shield for their colleagues to wear as they teach, so that they can be heard better by students.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman first to be charged under new anti-money laundering law
A 23-year-old woman is the first person to be charged under a new law that fights money laundering and terrorism financing.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Josephine Teo says she faced discrimination in her job last time but Lee Yi Shyan helped her
The Manpower Ministry (MOM) will impose new licence conditions on all employment agencies starting 1 Oct this year.
— The Online Citizen

Nearly 3kg of drugs seized in CNB raid; 8 Singaporeans arrested
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested eight people and seized nearly 3kg of drugs worth at least S$215,000 during a two-day operation that started on Monday (Jun 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘High surge’ in users leads to technical issues on Muis booking site for prayers at mosques
All prayer slots for this Friday’s (June 26) prayer sessions, the first in about three months, have been booked, announced the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) as it acknowledged technical issues in its new mosque booking system.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former WP chief Low Thia Khiang is in good spirits and recovering, says Tan Chuan-Jin
Former Workers’ Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang is in “good spirits” and is recovering, the Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin shared on Facebook yesterday (23 June).
— The Online Citizen

Driver without licence arrested for multiple offences after beating red light, fleeing 4-vehicle accident scene
A 52-year-old car driver was arrested for suspected drug-related and traffic-related offences after an accident involving four vehicles in Sembawang last Friday (June 19).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman who pocketed S$30,000 from restaurant at NUS Business School gets fine
A woman working at a restaurant on the campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS) pocketed almost S$30,000 from the diner over almost two years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man gets jail and caning for molesting 7-year-old girl in clinic
A man who was at a clinic to see a doctor noticed a seven-year-old girl walk in with her family and found her very good looking, later following her to the pantry to molest her.
— 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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