5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (2 December 2019)

Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby bear 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:

Car Driver And PMD Rider Arrested For Rash Act After Squabble At Tanjong Pagar

A driver of a car and a personal mobility device (PMD) were arrested by the police after they got into a squabble which was recorded on video.

The video was filmed on Enggor Street in Tanjong Pagar and was uploaded to SG Road Vigilante Facebook page, which shows the vehicle overtaking the PMD user riding in the rightmost lane. A sound, presumably a crash was then heard.

For more info, tap here.

Engineer Sentenced To 86 Weeks’ Jail For PIE Viaduct Collapse

The engineer who prepared the building work plans for the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) viaduct that collapsed in July 2017 was sentenced to 86 weeks’ jail. This equates to over one year and nine months in jail.

The collapse of the PIE viaduct killed a Chinese worker named Chen Yinchuan, 31 and injured 10 other workers.

For more info, tap here.

Man Wants To Withdraw Guilty Plea For Raping Drunk Teen At Pasir Ris Block

A man had previously admitted to raping a drunk teenager at the bottom of a block in Pasir Ris after playing Truth or Dare.

Now, he wants to withdraw his guilty plea of guilt. He also has yet to pay his lawyers, Marchus Tai and Roy Sze who have informed the high court that they will be discharging themselves from the case.

For more info, tap here.

Singapore Tech Sector Is Continuing To Grow & Companies Are Looking For Talent

The government has plans to digitalise the entire country through its Smart Nation drive which was launched in 2014.

Thus, companies and businesses have been encouraged to take on new technologies through the 23 Industry Transformation Maps which was launched three years ago in 2016. Local universities have also increased their intake of students studying in computing-related courses.

For more info, tap here.

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Singapore Civil Servants to Get 0.1 Month Year-End Bonus

If you’re a civil servant who’s looking for a big fat bonus, this is bad news for you.

It’s reported that the year-end bonus this year will be mere 0.1 month, the lowest since 2009. Together with the 0.45 month issued this mid-year, the total bonus is 0.55 month.

However, fret not as they’re still giving the 13th month bonus.

For more info, tap here.

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