Singapore morning news for June 4

Singapore morning news for June 4
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Singapore morning newsSingapore’s COVID-19 cases top 36,000 after 569 new infections reported
The number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore crossed the 36,000 mark on Wednesday (Jun 3) with 569 new infections confirmed as of noon.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore PMI improves in May, but still in contractionary mode
IN May, Singapore’s factory sentiment improved both overall and in the electronics sector for the first time this year, recovering from April’s levels, which were the lowest since 2008.
— The Business Times

Business and official travellers on Singapore-China ‘fast lane’ arrangement must get COVID-19 swab tests
The Singapore-China fast lane arrangement will start on Jun 8, and approved travellers must take a COVID-19 swab test within 48 hours before departure.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dengue cases this year could surpass 2013 peak unless urgent action taken: NEA
The number of weekly dengue cases is expected to exceed the historical high of 891 unless urgent action community action is taken, the National Environment Agency (NEA) warned on Wednesday (Jun 3).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Landlords that provide more relief to tenants will get more help with cash flow, loan commitments
Landlords facing cash flow constraints as a result of providing relief to tenants under the proposed Covid-19 amendment Bill will get more help with their existing loan commitments as well as with easing their cash flow needs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Business, official travellers must be sponsored by government agency or company under Singapore-China fast lane agreement
BUSINESS or official travellers seeking to travel between Singapore and China will have to be sponsored by either a government agency or a company under the Singapore-China “fast lane” agreement.
— The Business Times

COVID-19: Singapore launches drive-through test site for ‘priority groups’
A drive-through site for COVID-19 swab tests has been launched in Singapore to test priority groups for the coronavirus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

About 80 breaches reported at migrant worker dormitories annually in the past three years, says MOM
Over the last three year, about 80 breaches were found committed by migrant worker dormitory operators at purpose-built dormitories annually, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday (3 June).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore leads Asian stock surge on hopes of sharp economic recovery
SINGAPORE led Asia’s stock markets on Wednesday in a rally on hopes that the global economy will rebound as lockdown measures ease.
— The Business Times

Workplaces forced to stop operations for instructing staff to return instead of working from home
Three workplaces were forced to stop operations for failing to implement adequate safe management measures, including instructing employees to return to the office instead of allowing them to work from home, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Wednesday (June 3) evening.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s derivatives ecosystem continues to chart healthy growth
MORE global derivatives players are setting up their regional bases in Singapore to expand in the region, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has said.
— The Business Times

Masks For All SG to distribute 500,000 masks to vulnerable groups, urges residents to wear masks properly
Masks For All SG, a ground-up advocacy movement, will be distributing half-a-million masks through an educational outreach initiative with the goal of making masks accessible to all.
— The Online Citizen

Makeshift dormitory in Eunos begins receiving migrant workers cleared for COVID-19
The makeshift dormitory at the formerly disused Bedok North Secondary School (BNSS) site in Eunos has started receiving migrant workers who have been cleared for COVID-19 during screenings, said Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Pritam Singh.
— The Online Citizen

Parliament to debate Fortitude Budget, discuss COVID-19 measures and employment issues
Parliament will debate the Fortitude Budget when it sits on Thursday (Jun 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIAS calls on Hyflux board to step aside after criminal probe brings credibility into question
Investigations by local authorities have called into question the credibility of Hyflux’s board of directors who must now consider if it’s time for them to step down, said the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS) on Wednesday (Jun 3).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

National Jobs Council to tap into tripartite partners’ networks to create job opportunities
THE National Jobs Council has, at its first meeting with its founding members, outlined its priority areas in its quest to create nearly 100,000 job and training opportunities for Singaporeans.
— The Business Times

Severe penalties for abuse of Jobs Support Scheme to get higher payouts: Iras
The taxman has warned employers who abuse the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to obtain higher payouts that they could be charged under the Penal Code and face up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Low-income, vulnerable individuals will be proactively identified to help tide them over uncertain times amid COVID-19 pandemic
In order to help low-income and vulnerable Singaporeans go through the current uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a “more integrated and proactive safety net” will be formed, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Tuesday (2 June).
— The Online Citizen

Extra rental waivers for SMEs with at least 35% fall in revenue
ADDITIONAL rental waivers – with the cost borne by landlords – will apply to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have suffered at least a 35-per-cent fall in revenue, on top of mandatory waivers funded by the government, under new legislation to be introduced on Friday.
— The Business Times

Negative rate benefits seen limited for Singapore’s stock market
While a decline in interest rates is generally seen as good for stocks, the benefits of Singapore’s slide towards negative territory are far from certain.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man fined for abusing dog that was found malnourished and near death in a cage
A man left a dog he had adopted in a filthy cage placed in a room littered with dog excrement.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 5,400 home renovation projects approved by BCA to resume works
All new applications to resume works will be approved within two days, provided the submission is in order.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nature’s tweets: Listen to songs of native birds as Singapore hums back to life
The circuit breaker period has ended, and the city is slowly humming back to life.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chairman, members of Council of Presidential Advisers sworn in
The President’s Office on Wednesday (Jun 3) announced the appointment and swearing in of the chairman and several members of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

9 students fined over unlawful gathering in apartment, man faces charges linked to Covid-19 outbreak
Nine students from India were fined on Wednesday (June 3) for unlawfully gathering in an apartment on May 5, while circuit breaker measures were still in effect.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

68 days of isolation and 22 swab tests: A Singaporean’s long COVID-19 journey after a night of partying in the UK
When Daviest Ong turned up unannounced at the door of his family’s flat in Whampoa last week, his reunion with his parents and elder sister was a teary affair peppered with hugs.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Power supply reinstated at more than 4,000 unused sites designated for quarantine and other Covid-19 purposes
These premises include former dormitories, factories that are no longer in operation and Housing Board flats that had been vacated.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man fined for having friend over during circuit breaker, says work permit revoked
A man who had a friend over for drinks during the circuit breaker period and later drunkenly sent him home on his motorcycle was fined S$4,000 on Wednesday (Jun 3) and banned from driving all vehicles for two years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Sex worker who allowed man into home among 5 people sentenced over Covid-19 related offences
A sex worker breached safe distancing measures and allowed a regular customer to enter her home during the circuit breaker period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Labour veteran receives highest May Day award
Labour veteran Koh Juan Kiat has received the Distinguished Service Award, the highest accolade in this year’s May Day Awards.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Government agency received 300 calls a day during circuit breaker period for eldercare assistance
Besides inquiries on eldercare-related financial aid schemes, callers have asked for meals to be delivered to the elderly.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Veteran athletics coach found guilty of molesting athlete 7 years ago at Tampines Stadium
A veteran athletics coach with 35 years of experience was found guilty on Wednesday (Jun 3) of molesting a teenage athlete twice in 2013.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Unlicensed company director gets jail after crowdfunding more than S$15 million for SMEs
A company director was sentenced to eight months’ jail on Wednesday (Jun 3) for crowdfunding more than S$15 million without a licence.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

10 months’ jail for trio who assaulted policeman at St James Power Station
The trio who assaulted a plainclothes policeman on duty at a St James Power Station club in 2017 were each sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Wednesday (June 3).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bedok Police Division nabs best land division award in virtual Police Day ceremony
From arresting a mother who abandoned her baby in a rubbish chute, to nabbing a suspect who drove against traffic to evade capture, police officers at the Bedok Police Division have solved several high profile cases in the past year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man found guilty of raping daughter twice in one night, threatening her with penknife
A man was found guilty on Wednesday (Jun 3) of raping his daughter twice in one night while threatening her with a penknife.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dentist first to be jailed for submitting false Community Health Assist Scheme claims
A 36-year-old dentist on Wednesday (June 3) became the first person to be jailed for cheating the Government through the Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

5 arrested, more than 1,100 cartons of duty unpaid cigarettes and drugs seized
Authorities have arrested two Singaporean men and three foreign women for alleged involvement in duty-unpaid cigarettes and drug activities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Former staff member of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre charged with taking bribes
A former Teen Challenge (Singapore) staff member was charged in court on Wednesday (Jun 3) with taking bribes in the form of loans from residents of the rehabilitation centre, in exchange for being lenient with his supervision.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Sim Leisure says CFO resigned after less than 6 months due to ‘mismatch of expectations’
Theme park operator Sim Leisure Group on Tuesday (June 2) said the resignation of its chief financial officer Seah Kheng Hong was due to a mismatch of expectations between the management and Mr Seah regarding the demands and requirements of his daily roles and responsibilities.
— 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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