Daily Archives: 2019-08-16

ELD debunks “fake news” regarding next GE taking place in Sep

The Election Department (ELD) has rejected rumours surrounding when the next General Election (GE) will be held. Responding to Channel 8’s queries, ELD said that contrary to what was said in a text message that has been widely circulated, the next GE will not be held on 21 Sep. The ELD also refuted other claims made in the text message, …

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Workers have to stay skilful and healthy as companies raise retirement and re-employment ages, says NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng

Over 50 companies have raised their retirement and re-employment ages for workers beyond the statutory requirements, says NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng in an interview with CNA938 on Thursday (15 August). Mr Ng, who has been urging employers here to go just that, said that this is a “pretty decent” response and added that workers are appreciative of the move. …

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10-year-old Japanese girl interviews Hong Kong airport protesters

Intrigued by the ongoing protests against the extradition Bill in Hong Kong, a 10-year-old Japanese girl went on a field trip to the city to learn firsthand the reasons behind the demonstrations. Shimazu Chika, who is in primary four, travelled to Hong Kong on Wed (14 Aug) with her father to interview the protesters, as she believes that a dialogue …

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North Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’

by Claire LEE Seoul/AFP North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on “foolish” calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with the South. It was the sixth round of launches in recent weeks in protest at ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and the US. …

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DPM Heng Swee Keat optimistic about Singapore’s future as microelectronics hub — but slow production and retrenchments reveal otherwise

With strong fundamentals comprising “good connectivity, a pro-business environment and a skilled and adaptable workforce”, Singapore has the capacity to fulfil the worldwide demand for semiconductors as a manufacturing hub, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. Speaking at the unveiling of US semiconductor firm Micron Technology’s new and expanded facility on Wed (14 Aug), he said that while he …

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