Archive for May 29th, 2020

Reducing migrant worker population will affect Singapore’s competitive edge, lead to higher costs: Industry groups

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

A reduction in the number of foreign workers in Singapore would have multiple implications on the economy and businesses, and also have a ripple effect on jobs for [...] » More

Singtel’s annual profit plunges 65pct on Bharti Airtel snag

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd’s annual net profit plummeted about 65 percent to the lowest in more than two decades and it did not provide forecasts for the current [...] » More

Man charged over $915,000 scam involving N95 masks, protective gowns

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A 35-year-old man has been charged over a scam that saw an overseas company being cheated of over $915,000 worth of N95 masks and protective gowns. Chee Jian Rong, a [...] » More

The sooner the GE, the earlier S’pore can unite for challenges: DPM Heng in TV interview

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat said that the sooner the next general election (GE) is held, the earlier the elected government can rally Singapore together to deal with [...] » More

Travelling or telecommuting how COVID-19 could affect public transport costs in Singapore

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

It could be more expensive to take the bus or train in future if telecommuting becomes the norm in the long term, even after the COVID-19 pandemic dies down. Lower ridership [...] » More

POFMA correction direction issued to National Times Singapore for falsehoods on law minister

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Minister for Law K Shanmugam has instructed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) office to issue a correction direction to the National Times [...] » More

Taxi driver jailed 4 months for posting false message about food centres closing

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A taxi driver was jailed for four months on Wednesday (27 May) for posting a false message urging fellow drivers to “stock up”, and claiming that food centres [...] » More

Singapore and NZ to start talks on safe and gradual re-opening of borders

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore and New Zealand have agreed to start talks on the safe and gradual re-opening of borders as the leaders of the two countries held a virtual summit on Wednesday (27 [...] » More

Singapore’s guarded reopening risks viral revival

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:02 AM

Faced with contracting growth and the worst recession in its history, Singapore is preparing to gradually reopen its economy as it struggles to contain a Covid-19 outbreak [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines soar to 15,588 with biggest daily rise

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The number of coronavirus infections in the country jumped to 15,588 Thursday, three days before quarantine restrictions across the archipelago were expected to be relaxed [...] » More

SC aspirants quizzed on ABS-CBN franchise, court reforms amid pandemic

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Judicial and Bar Council asked aspirants for a seat at the Supreme Court to weigh in on one of the most controversial cases lodged before the tribunal: The Cease and [...] » More

Too soon for GCQ in ‘high-risk’ areas like Metro Manila UP researchers

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Researchers from the University of the Philippines on Thursday warned anew against a likely shift from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to a less stringent [...] » More

In post-lockdown Grab rides, passengers cannot open doors to avoid virus spread

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Doors will be opened to passengers of ride-hailing service Grab once it resumes people transport operations when quarantine rules are relaxed, not because riders are royalty, [...] » More

Malaysia’s businesses feeling squeezed from both sides

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:02 AM

Businesses may go bust unless something is done to reduce their overheads. One of the largest bills they still have to foot is rental even though many are still unable to [...] » More

Philippines task force backs easing one of world’s toughest lockdowns

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ coronavirus task force has recommended President Rodrigo Duterte ease one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the [...] » More