Archive for February 22nd, 2019

Trump likely to visit Japan in May, G20 in June

Trump likely to visit Japan in May, G20 in June

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the country’s new emperor and then return in June for a G20 gathering, a White House official [...] » More

Singapore arms up on cyberdefence experts, opens cyberdefence school

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ZD Net | 6:00 AM

Country’s defence ministry plans to hire 300 specialists trained in areas such as network monitoring and vulnerability assessment to better safeguard its systems and [...] » More

Man admits to using fake documents to apply for Singapore citizenship for surrogate twin boys

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean couple travelled to India to perform in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) as they couldn’t conceive. When a surrogate mother became pregnant with twin boys, the [...] » More

Singapore’s overall crime rate goes up, pushed by surge in scams

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s streets remain safe even at night, but the Internet remains a lawless place. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Wednesday (February 20) that loan [...] » More

COMMENT: Budget 2019 is unimaginative and all-too familiar

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A $6.1 billion fund to meet the Merdeka Generation’s healthcare needs. A $1.1 billion handout to celebrate Singapore’s bicentennial. A payout of $4.6 billion over [...] » More

Carousell transactions account for 70pct of e-commerce scams in Singapore in 2018: police

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

About 70 per cent of e-commerce scams that were reported in Singapore last year took place on online marketplace Carousell, according to statistics released by the police on [...] » More

Singapore private home prices not set for ‘big bump,’ says CapitaLand

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Private home prices in Singapore are unlikely to stage a rapid rebound after the government imposed further property curbs in mid-2018, the finance chief of the [...] » More

Poll: Seven in 10 Singapore executives made business decisions based on inaccurate data

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | SBR | 6:00 AM

Poll: Seven in 10 Singapore executives made business decisions based on inaccurate data Only 27 percent of firms agreed they could trust that their finance teams identified [...] » More

Singapore Airlines denies snooping with seatback cameras

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore Airlines insisted Thursday that cameras on its planes’ entertainment systems had been disabled after an outcry online from worried passengers who spotted the [...] » More

Singapore’s energy players to feel heat of carbon tax only marginally

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Singapore Law Watch | 6:00 AM

All the main producing plants in the power-generation sector are expected to be hit by the new carbon tax, which will be S$5 a tonne from this year till 2023, going up to [...] » More

Singapore Airlines assures passengers that cameras in screens are disabled: report

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Singapore Airlines was forced to respond to passengers on social media who questioned why small cameras were embedded in their inflight monitors, and assured them that the [...] » More

Fewer traffic accidents in 2018 but more fatalities seen: Police

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The number of fatal traffic accidents in Singapore increased slightly in 2018, even though there were fewer accidents than in 2017, said the police in a media release on [...] » More

Facebook’s independent oversight board could include Singapore experts

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Representatives from Singapore are among potential members to sit on an independent board Facebook is planning to set up to review appeals on its content decisions. One area [...] » More

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines president suggests deadly war on drug dealers will get even ‘bloodier’

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signalling no let-up in a bloody crackdown [...] » More

58 Taiwanese arrested in Philippines for working illegally

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Fifty-eight Taiwanese were arrested during a raid earlier this week on a network technology company in the Philippines on suspicion of working illegally, Taiwan’s [...] » More