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Of 10 new COVID cases in Singapore, 2 local and unlinked

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (6 July) confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 62,640. Two of them are domestic [...] » More

Chinese military jets that crossed into Singapore FIR on May 31 ‘not deemed a threat’: Ng Eng Hen

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

The May 31 incident involving Chinese military jets crossing unannounced into the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR) was not deemed to be a threat to Singapore, [...] » More

PSP has made FTAs, CECA ‘political scapegoats’ to discredit PAP: Ong Ye Kung

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has made free trade agreements (FTA), particularly the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between Singapore and India, [...] » More

COVID-19 pandemic shows progressive wage model ‘superior’ to minimum wage: Zaqy Mohamad

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the progressive wage model is “superior to a blunt minimum wage”, said Senior minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in [...] » More

Free trade agreements are critical to Singapore’s economic survival, says Ong Ye Kung

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Singapore, being a small country with no natural resources, has to embrace globalisation to survive and inking free trade agreements (FTAs) is one way of doing so, said [...] » More

School placement exercise for returning Singaporeans to open for applications on July 7

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

This year’s School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans (SPERS) will open for applications from Wednesday (July 7), said the Ministry of Education (MOE) in a [...] » More

Police reports on racial, religious friction nearly doubled in 2020: Shanmugam

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Police reports in Singapore involving racial or religious friction nearly doubled last year, up to 60 cases from 31 in 2019, Law and Home Affairs minister K Shanmugam said in [...] » More

Swimming, cycling and PE should be avoided after COVID-19 vaccination jabs: MOH

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Strenuous activities such as swimming, cycling and running should be avoided for one week after the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccination, the Ministry of Health [...] » More

‘Falsehoods’ can be quelled if government releases info early: Ong Ye Kung

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

Falsehoods, especially when related to issues like racism or xenophobia, can be quelled early if the government releases certain information, conceded Health minister Ong Ye [...] » More

Singapore targets 75pct vaccination so border restrictions can be gradually eased

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 5:02 AM

Singapore aims to immunise 75 percent of its population by early October so that it can gradually ease border restrictions as the coronavirus turns into an endemic over time, [...] » More

Make-up pay scheme for political appointment holders applied once since 1989: Teo Chee Hean

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

A scheme that increases the salary of political appointment holders, in order to make up for the difference between their last drawn pay and the salary of their political [...] » More

FTAs don’t give ‘unfettered access’ to Singapore’s labour market; policies must benefit Singaporeans: Tan See Leng

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

In implementing Singapore’s foreign worker policy, the government’s approach is based on whether it will help Singaporeans, said Manpower minister Tan See Leng in [...] » More

Nothing in CECA implies Singapore must unconditionally let in PMEs from India: Ong Ye Kung

07-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

There is “nothing” in the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) that implies Singapore must let in professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) [...] » More

Korea promises to increase ‘travel bubble’ agreement countries

06-Jul-2021 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 8:42 AM

Noh Hyeong-ouk, the new minister of land, infrastructure and transport, said that the government will increase the number of countries it has signed travel bubble agreements [...] » More

Singapore speeding up Covid-19 vaccination before reopening border, says its finance minister

06-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Today | 5:02 AM

Singapore’s priority now is to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations before re-opening its border, an important part of the republic’s recovery process, according to [...] » More