Archive for August, 2020

Singapore battles record dengue outbreak with more mosquitoes

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

From the high balcony of a Singapore public housing block, an environment official steadies his mosquito launcher, the latest contraption authorities have devised to combat a [...] » More

Ground handling firm dnata retrenches Singapore employees due to COVID-19 disruption

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The COVID-19 crisis continues to hit the aviation sector, with ground handling company dnata being the latest to lay off employees. Affected staff members were informed of [...] » More

PM Lee Hsien Loong pays tribute to Shinzo Abe after Japanese PM’s resignation on health grounds

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (28 August) paid tribute to Shinzo Abe after the Japanese premier said he was resigning due to health reasons. In a post on [...] » More

Over half of 94 new COVID-19 cases from Sungei Tengah Lodge; Bkt Panjang Transport Hub cluster closed

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 94 more COVID-19 cases as of Friday (28 August), bringing Singapore’s total to 56,666. The ministry also announced the closure of [...] » More

Ex-MOH doctor at heart of HIV data leak loses appeal for drug offences

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Singaporean doctor at the heart of a massive data breach from the country’s HIV registry on Friday (28 August) lost his appeal against conviction for drug-related [...] » More

Singapore’s virus-hit small caps set for big gains, says top analyst

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Rising global optimism about a coronavirus treatment is prompting a top Singapore analyst to take a bullish view of pandemic-hit small stocks in the city-state. Newsflow [...] » More

Parliament to debate on President’s Address and duties, privileges of Leader of the Opposition on Monday

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Parliament will debate on the duties and privileges of the Leader of the Opposition when it convenes on Monday (31 August) following the recent appointment of the [...] » More

Singapore seeks ‘quality rather than quantity’: Chan Chun Sing on changes to foreign work pass policy

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore is putting focus on “quality, rather than quantity” with the latest increases to the qualifying salaries of foreigners on Employment Passes and S [...] » More

Burma woman’s suicide attempt leaves Singapore family with impossible debt

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

May Thu never told her family she was suffering. Sure, she spoke of leaving her job in Singapore, but didn’t blame the family whose house she kept clean. After the [...] » More

Secondary school principal molested 7 boys while speaking to them in office

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Under the pretext of discussing disciplinary matters with his male students, a secondary school principal pinched their genitals in his office. The 48-year-old Singaporean [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 51 new cases, one from the community

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 51 more COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (29 August), bringing the country’s total to 56,717. Of the new cases, one is [...] » More

Shuttered Philippine TV network ends newscasts to millions

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ largest TV network broadcast its final newscasts Friday to millions of provincial viewers with announcers tearfully bidding goodbye after lawmakers [...] » More

Philippines confirms 3,637 coronavirus infections, 94 more deaths

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines reported 3,637 new coronavirus infections and 94 more deaths on Saturday, taking its tally to 213,131 cases and a toll of 3,419, the health ministry said in a [...] » More

Shuttered Philippine Media Giant Ends Regional Broadcasts

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ largest TV and radio network that was forced to shut its free public channels in May went fully dark Friday when its regional stations broadcast their [...] » More

ABS-CBN closure: 4,000 jobs cut at Filipino broadcaster

ABS-CBN closure: 4,000 jobs cut at Filipino broadcaster

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

At least 4,000 employees of the Philippines’ biggest media network have lost their jobs. ABS-CBN is shutting down many of its operations and regional news bureaus. The [...] » More