5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (12 October 2019)

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Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby beer would often appear in your Facebook news feed, while important news like the GDP growth of Singapore this year wouldn’t get the same reach.

It’s understandable since social media platforms would prioritise engaging and viral contents to keep users in their platform.

In order to ensure that you’d still know about important news instead just social news, below are the top five Singapore news that was reported yesterday which you should know, simplified for you in a bite-sized format:

Competition Watchdog Investigating Online Food Delivery & Virtual Kitchen Sectors

Singapore’s competition watchdog has started investigations to look into the online food delivery and virtual kitchen sectors.

This follows a complaint lodged by Smart City Kitchens with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) in July after they were blocked from being listed on two of the three major food delivery services.

This began a short while after they started their business.

For more info, tap here.

Imam Gets Berita Harian Achiever Of The Year For His Interfaith Work

Syed Hassan Mohamed Al-Attas grew up with Catholic and Hindu neighbours. He has been interacting with different faiths throughout his life.

A close friend and neighbour of the 67-year-old imam is Reverend Adrian Anthony, the former rector of the Cathedral of the Good Shephard.

The Berita Harian presents this award annually to outstanding Malay/Muslim individuals for their achievements in a variety of fields.

For more info, tap here.

Man Admits To Punching Sister’s Maid And His Brother In Law

A man punched his sister’s domestic helper after their mother accused the Filipino of being “disrespectful” by lying with her feet close to the older woman’s head.

Benjamin Putra Chumali punched Ms Fabre Jeizel Cabelte’s head so hard it jerked backwards and hit a cupboard’s glass panel, breaking it.

He pleaded guilty in court on Friday, 11 October to two counts of assault.

For more info, tap here.

154 Investigated For Allegedly Scamming Victims Of More Than $1.3million 

154 people aged between 15 and 68 are being investigated by the police for being involved in scams.


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Of the 154 people, 96 men and 58 women were caught in an operation that was carried out by the Commercial Affairs Department and seven police land divisions.

They have allegedly cheated victims of more than $1.3 million in 230 scams. Most of these were e-commerce scams.

For more info, tap here.

Deputy Prime Minister: Values of Malay/Muslim Community Key To Meeting Today’s Challenges

Values that have made the Malay/Muslim community successful will become increasingly important in meeting today’s challenges.

This was what Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday, 11 October. These challenges include inequality, an ageing population, climate change and geopolitical tensions.

According to Mr Heng, these challenges have often caused strife and divisions in other countries.


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