Danisha Hakeem

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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SCDF should carry out retrofitting works in HDB flats, use data visualisation to map areas with many ageing residents: WP MP Daniel Goh, on the Fire Safety (Amendment) Bill

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) should equip all HDB households with smoke detectors and the Home Fire Alarm Device (HFAD), and utilise new technologies such as data visualisation to map areas where there are large concentrations of elderly residents in a bid to buttress fire safety, said Non-constituency Member of Parliament and Workers’ Party member Daniel Goh. Speaking in …

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Hong Kong airport protesters retreat — but city in turmoil

by Jerome Taylor and Catherine Lai Pro-democracy protesters retreated from Hong Kong’s airport on Wednesday following two days of hugely disruptive rallies that turned violent and plunged the global financial hub further into turmoil. The protests ended early Wednesday morning following a series of clashes in which a policeman drew his gun after being beaten by demonstrators and other officers …

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Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam “worried” for Hong Kong over ongoing protests, criticises international media for “muddied” narrative of events

The ongoing protests against Hong Kong’s extradition Bill are worrying, and that contrary to the suggestion that the chaos in Hong Kong will benefit Singapore as one of its primary economic competitors, Singapore may be adversely affected should the protests continue, said Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in an interview last Wed (7 Aug). On Sun (11 …

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Hong Kong protests: Police ramp up use of weapons against protesters; Chief Executive Carrie Lam says HK is “severely wounded”

Hong Kong police have once again received strong condemnation as officers were spotted using severe means to handle protesters of the extradition Bill last Sun (11 Aug). South China Morning Post reported that undercover police officers had made arrests in Causeway Bay, and that weapons such as tear gas and pepper balls were fired against protesters at MTR stations in …

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Joint venture with Temasek terminated due to “bad’ market conditions for residential properties: InvestPenang exec director

Business Processing Outsourcing Prime (BPO Prime), the joint venture (JV) between Temasek Holdings and Penang Development Corporation (PDC), was mutually terminated due to grim market conditions. InvestPenang executive director Lee Kah Choon told Malay Mail on Thu (8 Aug) that the decision to terminate the RM1.3 billion JV (S$429 million) was made based on the findings of a survey conducted …

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