Singapore morning news for June 30

Singapore morning news for June 30

Singapore morning newsTobacco product packaging to be standardised from July 1
The packaging will include enlarged graphic health warnings, and will apply to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, beedies, ang hoon and other roll-your-own tobacco products.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports 202 new COVID-19 cases; 6 infections in community
Singapore reported 202 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Jun 29), including six cases in the community, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary update.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

4 more deaths from dengue, cases surpass 13,500 this year
There are now 307 active clusters, with 102 designated as high risk with 10 or more people infected within 150m of each other within a two-week period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jetstar Asia laying off quarter of staff
Singapore budget carrier Jetstar Asia has taken the ‘difficult but necessary decision’ to cut more than a quarter of its workforce.
— TravelMole

COVID-19 delays new submarines, but delivery of F-35 fighter jets on track: Ng Eng Hen
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the delivery of Singapore’s first of four new submarines, although the plan to get an initial four F-35 fighter jets in 2026 remains on track, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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SFA recalls 10 winter melon products for high levels of sulphur dioxide
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Monday (Jun 29) issued an advisory regarding ten varieties of winter melon products after samples were found to have high amounts of the allergen sulphur dioxide.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Bye Ivan, Hello Yao Quan: PAP replaces Jurong GRC candidate after backlash
The ruling People’s Action Party today unveiled a new face to replace candidate Ivan Lim after he withdrew from the race following criticism of his past behavior.
— Coconuts

Singapore PM’s brother thrusts first-family row into politics
When the brother of Singapore’s prime minister joined the opposition to the party their father led through the city-state’s independence and rise as a nation, he brought a bitter family squabble into the realm of politics on the eve of a general election.
— Reuters

Banned substance found in 2 ‘slimming products’ sold online: HSA
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Monday (Jun 29) issued an alert about two weight loss products found to contain a banned substance which can pose serious health risks.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MAS working with police to scrutinise other aspects of Wirecard case
Singapore’s central bank is working with the police to scrutinise collapsed German payments company Wirecard, it said on Monday (June 29).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Local attractions well-maintained during Covid-19 circuit breaker, ready to reopen in July
From maintaining flowering plants to caring for various wildlife to making sure that art pieces are kept at the right temperatures, attractions in Singapore have been keeping busy though closed for the last few months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SAF to gradually resume overseas exercises; extended suspension will impact capabilities: Ng Eng Hen
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will gradually resume overseas exercises, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said, noting that an extended suspension of more than two years will impact its capabilities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Over 3,000 people to be swabbed for Covid-19 in shelters, children’s homes and special needs centres
More regional screening centres are being set up to meet the anticipated increase in the number of people being tested.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wider variety of mobile plans and financial assistance for seniors to help them go digital
Five mobile service providers will start rolling out mobile plans with “larger data bundles at a lower cost” for seniors from Monday (Jun 29), while another new initiative will provide lower-income seniors with subsidised smartphones and data plans.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Voting to proceed at overseas polling stations, subject to approval from local authorities: ELD
Singaporeans overseas can vote at 10 polling centres, subject to approval from local authorities, while separate voting arrangements will be made for returning Singaporeans serving their stay-home notice.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

IMDA fails to address 48-hour deadline for parties to submit scripts for televised campaigning
There is no requirement for political parties and candidates to submit their scripts for e-rallies and other online campaigning activities, said the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Sunday (28 June).
— The Online Citizen

All students and staff in close contact with infected student tested negative for Covid-19: Ong Ye Kung
All 39 students and 11 staff of East Spring Secondary School, who were in contact with a Covid-19 infected student, have tested negative, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post on Monday (June 29).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Builders can consider hostels for worker housing; but safe-distancing rules stay
DESPERATE to ride out the lull in backpacker tourism amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the owners of some 40 boutique hostels in Singapore are calling for the authorities to actively encourage firms to use their premises to house foreign workers.
— The Business Times

Process of proving to be from a minority group for GE is “discriminatory and divisive”, says SDP chairman Paul Tambyah
Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah said in a Facebook post on Monday (29 June) that he had to endure another round of humiliation to prove he is “Indian enough” to be part of the upcoming general election (GE).
— The Online Citizen

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Correction directions issued to two Facebook pages by Pofma Office
The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) Office on Monday (June 29) issued a correction direction each to two Facebook pages for false statements about cross-border travel arrangements between Singapore and Malaysia.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: PAP announces Tanjong Pagar, Radin Mas line-up; no Chia Shi-Lu, Sam Tan
The People’s Action Party (PAP) announced on Monday (Jun 29) its line-up for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC for the upcoming General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Significant improvement in SAF training safety since Inspector-General’s Office set up: Ng Eng Hen
There has been a significant improvement in training safety in the Singapore Armed Forces since the Inspector-General’s Office (IGO) was set up last year, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ComfortDelGro to roll out ‘fastest’ DC fast charger for EVs in Singapore from July 1
COMFORTDELGRO on Monday said it will roll out what it claims to be Singapore’s fastest public commercial direct current (DC) charger for its cabbies and electric vehicle (EV) owners from July 1.
— The Business Times

Ministries, agencies help disadvantaged families make full use of $3,000 grant for children
When Ms Zamaira Bibi, 34, a divorcee with three daughters, heard about the Child Development Account (CDA) First Step grant, she thought her children were not eligible for it as she did not have a valid marriage certificate.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PAP’s Lee Hsien Loong on Ivan Lim controversy: We can’t simply write off and destroy people like this; Netizens reminded how alternative parties were attacked before
The People’s Action Party (PAP) will investigate the veracity of the allegations made against its former candidate Ivan Lim after the election, said the PAP’s Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (29 June), adding that people “cannot simply write off and destroy people like this”.
— The Online Citizen

4 weeks’ jail for woman who bribed ICA officer to expedite her PR application
A woman was jailed for four weeks over bribing a then Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) customer service officer with $1,500 to expedite her application for Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) status.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PAP’s Lee Bee Wah retiring from politics after 14 years, will not be contesting in GE2020
People’s Action Party (PAP) member Lee Bee Wah announced on Monday (29 June) that she will not be contesting in the upcoming General Election (GE) as she is retiring from politics.
— The Online Citizen

Phillip Securities to buy RHB’s Singapore stockbroking business
IN CONTINUED consolidation within the stockbroking industry, Phillip Securities is buying RHB Investment Bank Berhad’s (RHBIB) Singapore stockbroking business in RHB Securities Singapore (RHBSS) for an undisclosed sum.
— The Business Times

Temasek said to be keeping tabs on Keppel results as $4 billion bid hangs in balance
Temasek is prepared to drop a $4 billion bid for control of Keppel Corp should the Singapore conglomerate’s next earnings report trigger a clause that allows it to walk away, according to people familiar with the matter.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

WP GE 2020 candidate Raeesah Khan: Being an elected official does not make one “more important than the person cleaning our tables”
Raeesah Khan, the Workers’ Party (WP)’s youngest candidate for the coming general election, shares her experiences in empowering the lives of marginalised Singaporeans in a video released on Monday (29 June).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore Exchange to pay US$128 million to fully acquire FX trading platform
Singapore Exchange (SGX) said on Monday (Jun 29) that it will pay about US$128 million to buy the 80 per cent stake it does not own in trading platform, BidFX, as it seeks build its presence in foreign exchange futures and the over-the-counter market.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

7 weeks’ jail for ex-NUS student who photographed women showering on campus
On Feb 28, the Singaporean pleaded guilty to two counts of insulting a woman’s modesty. Two criminal trespass charges were considered during sentencing.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man, 36, who sexually assaulted stranger found unfit for caning, gets more jail time
A man who was sentenced to 11½ years’ jail and 12 strokes of cane for a violent sexual attack on a woman he followed into a lift has been spared caning due to a pre-existing back injury.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

13 months’ jail for man who fled to Tanzania after molesting employee in 2011
A man who ran an Orchard Road massage parlour molested his part-time employee in 2011 and fled to Tanzania before returning to Singapore seven years later.
— Straits Times (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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