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Hong Kong activists charged for taking part in Tiananmen vigil
Twenty-five Hong Kong democracy activists were charged Thursday with taking part in a banned June candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. They included prominent activist Joshua Wong, media tycoon Jimmy Lai (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores
The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday. Pompeo said the US wants to (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump ‘misinformation’
by Glenn CHAPMAN Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday over a video post in which he contended that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus, a claim they said amounted to “misinformation.” In (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Why the fuss? The US, Taiwan and China — a guide
Why has the announcement by the United States of its highest-level visit to Taiwan for four decades sparked such anger from Beijing? Here is a recap of the key issues surrounding the delicate relations between the US, China and Taiwan. – Bitter (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Europe fears second virus wave as Trump takes heat for ‘misinformation’
by Caitlin WILSON While Europe tightened virus restrictions to face the threat of a second wave of COVID-19, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday found himself in the crosshairs of Facebook and Twitter because of a video in which he claims (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Retrenched RWS workers were mostly foreigners, says MOM
August 06, 2020 7:06 PM SINGAPORE - Foreigners bore the brunt of last month's retrenchment exercise at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), with the integrated resort operator making efforts to cut costs and management salaries before it laid off (...)
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Potential Covid-19 drug developed by Singapore-based firm to start final trial in a few weeks
August 06, 2020 6:56 PM SINGAPORE - Trials for a potential treatment of Covid-19 is being accelerated, with the third and final phase for the drug due to start in a few weeks' time.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Working from home to continue as default arrangement amid Covid-19 pandemic
August 06, 2020 6:51 PM Working from home has been beneficial on numerous fronts, such as by reducing congestion on public transport and in minimising the number of people coming together in the workplace, said Minister Lawrence (...)
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Majority of foreign workers back to work by end-August but Covid-19 cases to fluctuate in next two (...)
August 06, 2020 6:44 PM This means that many construction activities and projects should be able to resume soon, said Minister Lawrence Wong.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Bilateral arrangement travellers can tap subsidies, insurance for Covid-19 treatment
August 06, 2020 6:43 PM Permitted travel arrangements include the bilateral arrangements with Malaysia and China, and any that may be implemented in future.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Netizens troubled at lapses that led to security guard’s death at One Raffles Place
Singapore—In June of last year, a Singaporean male fell to his death into a hole at the 1-Altitude’s rooftop bar at One Raffles Place. An investigation from the coroner has found that workers who had been assigned to clean at the building had left (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
“We will never waver in standing up for freedom and justice” – SDP celebrates 40th birthday
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) reiterated its commitment to stand up for up for freedom and justice for Singaporeans as it commemorated the 40th anniversary of its formation, today (6 Aug). Having been founded on 6 Aug 1980, the SDP is one (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Man who assaulted his father after drinking session jailed for five months
August 06, 2020 6:17 PM SINGAPORE - A man who went home intoxicated after a drinking session assaulted his 68-year-old father after shouting at him for no apparent reason.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Public questions why after 4 months of testing, Covid-19 cases in foreign worker dormitories still in the (...)
Singapore – As Covid-19 confirmed cases continue to rise among foreign worker dormitories, members of the public question the efficiency of control measures being applied. The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 908 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Migrant worker stable after allegedly slitting his throat at Sungei Kadut dorm
A 36-year-old migrant worker is now in stable condition after he allegedly slit his throat on Sunday morning (2 Aug) at a dormitory in Sungei Kadut. The police were alerted after the worker was found lying bloodied at a staircase landing of the (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
LTA chief Ngien Hoon Ping to step down, will be replaced by JTC chief Ng Lang; JTC and SLA to get new CEOs as (...)
August 06, 2020 5:35 PM SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA), JTC Corporation and Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will have new chief executives from next month.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Public warning system to be sounded twice on National Day as flag is raised, Pledge recited
August 06, 2020 5:27 PM SINGAPORE - The public warning system will be sounded twice on National Day, with the second time at 8.20pm, as Singaporeans all over the island get up on their feet to recite the National (...)
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Recently unseated ex-MP Amrin Amin vows to never lose his “love for learning, relearning and (...)
Recently unseated former Member of Parliament (MP) Amrin Amin has vowed to never lose his “love for learning, relearning and reinventing” in a reflective social media post, published this week. A lawyer by trade, Mr Amrin became a prominent (...)
The Independent - 6 August 2020
Trio allegedly linked to four-year-old girl's murder will be in remand for another week
August 06, 2020 4:30 PM The girl's mother and a man are accused of killing her. They allegedly worked with a second woman to get rid of her body.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
301 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 4 in the community and 4 imported
August 06, 2020 4:05 PM Three Singaporeans or permanent residents were among the community cases.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020
Five Taoist temples nominated to join MCCY's pilot for increased worship service limits
August 06, 2020 3:42 PM If accepted, the temples will be allowed to host up to 100 people at any one time, double the current limit of 50.
Straits Times - 6 August 2020



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