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S'pore enters Phase 2 of pretending that the Coronavirus is over

Most businesses and social activities will be allowed to resume from Friday (June 19), the second phase of Singapore's reopening after the circuit breaker period, the authorities announced on Monday (June 15).

Backroom talks heat up among Opposition camps for GE; 3-way fights likely

Things however came to a head when some members expressed their disagreement with the way talks are conducted, a source familiar with the matter told Fathership today (Apr 16).

Lim Tean's uncertain future as pending claims against him amounts to S$1.3 million

Lim who is also the leader of People's Voice Party (PVP) may be on the brink of bankrtupcy if claims against him are successful.

1MDB-linked corruption trial closes, with defence saying Najib was victim of a scam

"...Datuk Seri Najib is a victim of a scam, and misrepresentation by Jho Low and Nik Faisal" - Najib Razak's lawyer

WP chief Pritam Singh urges more transparency on Singapore’s fiscal health, ground involvement in policy-making

The Government should disclose how it decided on the amount to set aside in its contingency funds, Workers’ Party (WP) members said in

New Singapore app in the works to tackle food wastage and food insecurity

An app expected to be rolled out in the last quarter of 2020 plans to match donors with food to give away.

Landlords to give SME tenants more rental relief under proposed amendments to COVID-19 laws

Landlords will have to dig into their pockets to provide SME tenants with more rental relief.

Employees injured while working from home are eligible for compensation: Zaqy Mohamad

Employers have to compensate their employees for injuries sustained during work-from-home arrangements.

China Doesn’t Want a New World Order. It Wants This One.

Why would China go to the trouble of capsizing the global order when it can simply take it over?

Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday (Jun 4) began labelling media organisations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments

Malaysia hands 5G spectrum to little-known firm controlled by politically linked tycoon

The May 15 decision went unannounced to the public and appears to be the first major reversal of infrastructure policy by the three-month-old Perikatan Nasional government.

Approved travellers on new Singapore-China 'fast lane' need not serve quarantine but must do Covid-19 swab tests

For a start, the scheme will apply only for business and official travel, for flights between Singapore and six provinces in China.

Commentary: Soon you may be competing with talent globally. The Fortitude Budget is a wake-up call

The huge spike in global unemployment and the rising trend of permanent remote working could buck the anti-globalisation shift.

Unlike Sars, Covid-19 will be here for some time: Experts

More than 370,000 people around the world have died from Covid-19 and the toll is mounting.

New outfit to boost S'pore's digitalisation capabilities

The Govt will be setting up a new office to double to promote adoption of digital tools.

Study using AI finds more effective drug mix to fight coronavirus

In the race towards a cure for Covid-19, repurposing drugs for other diseases may benefit patients afflicted with the coronavirus.

NSF cyber specialists can now attend classes at NUS

NSFs under the work-learn Cyber NSF scheme will now be able to pursue their part-time tertiary studies at NUS

Singapore secured about S$13 billion in investment commitments in first 4 months of 2020 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the Economic Development Board (EDB) has in the first four months of this year secured about S$13

Why Singapore cannot cut down on foreign workers the way other countries have: Chan Chun Sing

Is Singapore prepared to have 2,500 babies born here every year grow up to be construction workers?

Fraudsters target Singaporeans using local brands and 'freebies' in Rabbit Hole scheme

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - Using the names of local brands and celebrities, scammers are targeting Singaporeans in an elaborate scheme to steal their personal data.

'You Chinese virus spreader': after coronavirus, Australia has an anti-Asian racism outbreak to deal with

A rise in racial abuse linked to Covid-19 highlights a gap in human rights legislation: why is there no federal law punishing racist acts as a crime?

Key to get timing right in issuing election guidelines: Chan Chun Sing

Finding a "Goldilocks position" to release the guidelines on campaigning and voting during the Covid-19 pandemic is the challenge facing the Elections Department (ELD).

As some sectors thrive, others need new business model: Chan Chun Sing

Just six months ago, South Korean pop darling IU belted out her hits to a packed hall at The Star Theatre over two days.

Coronavirus: Fresh graduate became family's sole provider due to Covid-19

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - Polytechnic graduate Dian Afiqah Salaihuddin had planned to get a full-time job after graduation so she could save up for university.

Malaysia employers to provide accommodation for foreign workers

Employers in Malaysia will be given a three-month grace period to make arrangements before enforcement starts on September 1.

YouTube automatically deleted comments that criticized China's Communist Party

YouTube's automated comment filters were deleting comments that contained two key Chinese language phrases.

Israel rejects $1.5B Chinese water plant after Pompeo said it could affect working relationship with US

The Israeli government awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build the world’s largest desalination plant, beating out China-based CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.

S’pore Households Can Apply For Free National Flag, Application Closes On 3 Jun

MCCY will be distributing free national flag to some S'pore households to rally the nation together against Covid-19. Application closes on 3 Jun.

Chinese newspaper prints cartoon depicting Australia as ‘yes man’ to United States

The China Daily, an English-language paper owned by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, shared the illustration online on Monday.

China's 'bat woman' researcher warns coronavirus is just 'tip of iceberg'

China’s “bat woman” researcher warns that the deadly coronavirus surfacing now is “just the tip of the iceberg” in terms of what humans may soon face without a global …

Progress Singapore Party: Time for Lee Hsien Yang to take the reins?

Compared to Dr Tan, Lee Hsien Yang has a sterling background in managing big organisations - a trait PSP badly needs.

You have no privacy on Facebook, even if your post is set to "friends-only"

Does posting, even to a small group of friends, on social media mean that a user is forfeiting all expectation of privacy? Yes, Facebook argues.