Monday, 6 Dec 2021

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Construction firms expect latest Covid-19 curbs by MOM to further delay projects

SINGAPORE – Companies in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors are expecting their projects to be delayed by a few months. This comes after employers in these sectors were no longer allowed to make new applications for workers holding S Passes or work permits to enter Singapore via the vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs). The […]

Special report over Raeesah Khan saga was released to keep Parliament informed

SINGAPORE – The Committee of Privileges decided to present its special report in its investigations of the complaint against former Workers’ Party MP Raeesah Khan on Friday (Dec 3) based on the oral evidence it heard on Thursday and Friday, said the Office of the Clerk of Parliament on Monday (Dec 6). Responding to queries […]

Green Pulse Podcast: Article 6 – Rise of the carbon markets?

Green Pulse Ep 66: Article 6 – Rise of the carbon markets? 18:59 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. At the recent COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, negotiators from nearly 200 nations concluded discussions […]

Hong Kong warns WSJ of 'incitement' in editorial

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong’s government has warned the Wall Street Journal it may have broken the law by publishing an editorial that said casting blank ballots was one of the “last ways” for residents to voice dissent. The warning letter, which the United States media outlet published on Monday (Dec 6), comes as […]

Abuse against security officers in Singapore on the rise amid Covid-19 pandemic

SINGAPORE – For security officers on duty, saying no can lead to tense encounters with members of the public. And Covid-19 safety measures have made officers on duty more susceptible to abuse as they try to enforce rules like safe distancing measures and perform duties such as manning gantries. Please subscribe or log in to continue […]

Putin to land in India with eye on military, energy ties

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in India on Monday (Dec 6) for just his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by Washington. In its efforts to address a rising China, the United States has set up the […]

Bleak outlook for the future ahead: Korea Herald

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The long-awaited year-end festive mood is unlikely to be seen in 2021, as South Korea is beset by a host of negative economic signs and the people are increasingly forced to bear the brunt of the painful developments amid another resurgence of Covid-19. Asia’s fourth-largest economy faces a […]

Poor weather hampers search and rescue efforts at Indonesia volcano

SUMBERWULUH, INDONESIA (REUTERS) – Heavy rain and wind temporarily halted rescue efforts on Monday (Dec 6) after Indonesia’s Semeru volcano erupted and killed 14 people on the weekend, and officials urged residents to be vigilant because the danger had not passed.  The tallest mountain on the island of Java erupted dramatically on Saturday, shooting a […]