Archive for August, 2020

Newsmaker: Japan’s Shinzo Abe sought to revive economy, fulfil conservative agenda

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

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, launched his “Abenomics” policies to lift the economy out of deflation, beefed up Japan’s military [...] » More

Japan, eyeing Olympics, lines up half billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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

Japan is making an aggressive move to grab enough coronavirus vaccine to inoculate its population four times over, a push the government hopes will instil confidence that it [...] » More

Japan PM Abe says aims to secure coronavirus vaccine for all citizens by mid-2021

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced new measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, including boosting testing capability to 200,000 tests per day and [...] » More

SFA Recalls Peaches Imported to S’pore from US Due to Salmonella Risk

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | theAsianparent | 6:02 AM

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has ordered a recall of peaches imported to Singapore from the United States of America (USA). According to a media release on Tuesday (25 [...] » More

Singapore makes it tougher for foreigners to get work visas to protect local jobs

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

Singapore is trying to strike a balance at a time retrenchments are on the rise while allowing for enough hiring of foreign talent in sectors such as cybersecurity & [...] » More

Singapore libraries, archives to resume regular hours from 1 Sept

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

From Monday (1 September), the National Library Board (NLB) will resume regular opening hours at its 25 libraries, as well as its archives. In a statement on Friday, NLB said [...] » More

MAS supports move to raise minimum salary for employment pass holders in finance sector

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) supports the move by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to increase the minimum qualifying salary for entry-level employment pass [...] » More

Visitors to Excelsior Shopping Centre camera shop to be tested for COVID-19; 77 new cases in S’pore

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 77 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (27 August), taking its total to 56,572. Of them, two both Singaporeans are classified [...] » More

Monthly salary threshold for employment pass applicants to be increased to $4,500: MOM

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

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (27 August) shared details on tightened work pass requirements in Singapore, including increasing monthly salary thresholds for [...] » More

Our Tampines Hub, Sheng Siong outlet at Elias Mall added to COVID-19 list of visited places

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

Our Tampines Hub and a Sheng Siong supermarket outlet at Elias Mall in Pasir Ris were added by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (26 August) to a list of public places [...] » More

Singapore battles record dengue outbreak with more mosquitoes

29-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

Top Singapore lawyer Harry Elias dies at 83

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

Prominent top lawyer Harry Elias died on Wednesday (26 August) at the age of 83. He was one of the first 12 people to be appointed as Senior Counsel in 1997. Among his many [...] » More

Singapore residents to receive SingPass notifications on matters regarding identity card, passport

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

Singapore residents with registered SingPass accounts will start receiving digital push notifications on identity card (IC) and passport-related matters from next month, the [...] » More

Singapore police investigating 4 Burma men for illegal public assembly

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

Four male Myanmar nationals are being investigated by the police for participating in a public assembly without the relevant permits. In a press release on Thursday (27 [...] » More

Singapore expat jobs are under threat from recession & rising rhetoric against foreigners

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

The uncertain job prospects, online commentary and stricter conditions risk making Singapore a less welcoming destination just as the city-state needs foreign investment the [...] » More