Daily Archives: 2019-06-20

High net worth individuals and companies begin relocating assets from Hong Kong to Singapore following unrest over extradition Bill

As the political storm unfolds between the government of Hong Kong and the city’s denizens – particularly members of civil society – over the former’s divisive extradition Bill, the mega-wealthy are moving their assets elsewhere, including to Singapore. Financial Times reported Thu (20 Jun) that according to an executive vice-president from the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Hong Kong’s Securities and …

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Changi Airport shuts a runway after spotting drone

After sighting an unauthorised drone at the vicinity of Changi Airport, a runway was forced to shut intermittently for about 10 hours, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on Wednesday (19 June). “To ensure the safety of aircraft operations and passengers, the operations of one runway were suspended for short periods of time between 11 pm and Jun …

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Singapore Dance Theatre’s Masterpiece in Motion is back on 16 & 17 August 2019

Masterpiece in Motion is back! As Singapore Dance Theatre’s annual triple-bill evening, this season features a phenomenal line-up including George Balanchine’s Serenade and Theme and Variations, as well as Choo-San Goh’s Fives. Masterpiece in Motion presents a true reflection and statement of SDT’s brilliance and remarkable skill, allowing you to immerse yourself in the sophisticated world of dance as they …

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Former MediaCorp editor appointed as press secretary for DPM Heng Swee Keat

A former MediaCorp editor has been appointed as the press secretary for Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. Farah Abdul Rahim previously worked as a senior broadcast journalist at MediaCorp for 7 years starting in 1999 before a two year stint as Account Director at Hill & Knowlton. According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms Rahim then entered public service between …

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Hong Kong university students continue pushing back against extradition Bill, possible escalation via protest on Fri

Tensions in Hong Kong flare as university students warn of escalating protests against the controversial extradition Bill tomorrow (21 Jun), in the event that the city’s government refuses to concede to their demands by today (20 Jun). South China Morning Post reported on Wed (19 Jun) that the university students have also, in addition to the full withdrawal of the …

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Visa unveils Future of Security Roadmap to strengthen payment security in Singapore

Today, millions of devices are reshaping how payments are made and accepted, and Singapore is at the forefront of this change. On 20 June, Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, announced its ‘Future of Security Roadmap’ for Singapore, outlining a robust approach for strengthening payments security in the country over the next three years. The roadmap focuses on a …

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Brad Bowyer: If PAP aims to run Singapore with people in mind, it is way off target!

by Brad Bowyer I feel all political systems are a balance between Socialist and Capitalist ideals on the one axis and Democratic and Autocratic management methods on the other. For example, Communism is an extreme autocratic socialist model and most Western systems sit somewhere on the democratic side of the graph swinging between more socialist or capitalist ideals depending variously …

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