Archive for April 11th, 2020

Climate change activists test strict Singapore protest laws

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Young people questioned by police after sharing photos of themselves criticising oil companies on social media. On 13 March, Wong J-min skipped school and headed to a [...] » More

Singapore battles virus hotspots in migrant workers’ dorms

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

After managing to keep on top of the first wave of coronavirus outbreaks, Singapore is grappling with an alarming rise in infections among migrant workers housed in crowded [...] » More

Singapore teachers drop Zoom after online class gatecrashed

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s teachers have stopped using controversial video-conferencing app Zoom for remote education during the coronavirus lockdown, officials said Friday, after [...] » More

Singapore’s education ministry suspends use of Zoom after hijackers shared obscene photos in online lesson

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 6:02 AM

Zoom will not be used for now for home-based learning online lessons by Singapore schoolteachers. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has suspended its use while it irons out [...] » More

COVID-19: LTA to install safe-distancing stickers, thermal scanners in public transport network

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

All trains and train stations, as well as buses, bus interchanges and bus stops, will be marked with safe distancing stickers, as part of additional measures in the public [...] » More

Man ordered to pay up over $270k of illegal income from online betting

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A 59-year-old male Singaporean was ordered to pay more than $270,000 to the government for benefits believed to be gained by his illegal online betting activities. Lee Ah [...] » More

Commentary: In Singapore, laws are necessary for trickle-down policies to work

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

At one level, the unprecedented three-in-one Unity, Resilience, and Solidarity Budgets demonstrate the resolve of Singapore to ensure businesses and households are helped [...] » More

COVID-19: Stadiums to be shut, parents banned from leaving children with grandparents daily

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Parents are no longer allowed to drop their children off with their grandparents on a daily basis, the government said on Thursday (9 April) while clarifying a ban on social [...] » More

Workers testing negative in Singapore allowed home quarantine in Johor

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad said tight measures had been taken to tackle the spread of Covid-19 among Malaysians returning from Singapore although the state government [...] » More

COVID-19: PM Lee appeals to Singaporeans to ‘stay at home’ in Good Friday address

COVID-19: PM Lee appeals to Singaporeans to ‘stay at home’ in Good Friday address

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

SINGAPORE Please stay at home. In an address on his Facebook page on Good Friday (10 April), Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong made an appeal again to Singaporeans to [...] » More

COMMENT: Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers is a stain we can do without

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

How quickly fortunes can turn. It was only a few weeks ago that Singapore was smelling like roses with the country being praised, both here and abroad, for its efficient [...] » More

Singapore’s partial lockdown seen costing economy S$10 billion

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s partial lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus could cost the economy about S$10 billion ($7 billion) in lost output, Maybank Kim Eng Research [...] » More

Coronavirus could spark a financial crisis for struggling countries, Singapore’s trade minister warns

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cascade from a health catastrophe into a financial crisis in countries struggling to cope, Singapore’s trade [...] » More

World Bank extends fresh $500-M to Philippines’ COVID-19 fight

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The World Bank has added to the Philippines’ fund pool to counter the impact of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on the economy after the agency approved a $500 [...] » More

What the Philippine economy could be like after the coronavirus

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Rapler | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has forced governments to freeze economic activity to save lives. Lockdowns, along with mass testing, have been effective in taming the infection [...] » More