Singapore 

Mother of NUS female undergraduate in peeping tom incident speaks out, Singapore News

It’s not just the public who is crying for a pound of flesh. Mary Baey, the mother of National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica, has spoken up about her daughter’s plight in a Facebook comment made on Saturday (April 20). Monica, a third-year communications undergraduate, took to Instagram Stories last Friday (April 19) to recount her harrowing experience with a hidden camera in the shower on Nov 25 last year. She shared about how she noticed an iPhone held underneath the cubicle stall after she finished her shower in the…

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Singapore 

NUS to hold townhall meeting on sexual misconduct on campus, following student complaint, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The National University of Singapore (NUS) is organising a townhall meeting on Thursday (April 25) to gather feedback and concerns on sexual misconduct on campus and discuss how to improve its disciplinary and support mechanisms. In an internal circular sent to students, faculty and staff on Monday and seen by The Straits Times, Associate Professor Peter Pang, NUS dean of students, said: “We will also share with you NUS’ investigation and disciplinary procedures, and the sanctions framework for sexual misconduct.” The townhall will take place on Thursday evening from 5pm to…

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Vietnam 

City Party chief calls on companies to use technology to improve quality – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    A farmer harvests clean vegetables at a garden run by Vương Huy High-Tech Vegetables and Fruits Company at Xà Bang Commune in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province’s Châu Đức District. The use of advanced technology to produce high-quality output is a must for local businesses to gain trust and popularity. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Nhị HCM CITY — Vietnamese companies need to invest in advanced technologies to meet the rising demand for high-quality goods in the domestic market as well as to expand exports, Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, the HCM City Party’s…

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Đà Lạt speciality products to be given ‘identity cards’ – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  This year, Đà Lạt will help 100 facilities in Đà Lạt test the project. Eighty-two establishments will register to test both the system’s barcodes and fees for a year, while the remaining 18 will test only the barcodes. — Photo vietq.vn HÀ NỘI — Each specialty product from Đà Lạt City and Lâm Đồng Province will be given a unique identification number to help consumers distinguish between them quickly and accurately. The People’s Committee of Lâm Đồng Province has just approved the project, which is designed to build a…

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Singapore 

Peeping Tom caught filming in NUS hall shower: Thousands sign petitions calling for tougher action, Singapore News

Almost 30,000 people have signed two separate online petitions calling for the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the police to take tougher action against the man who filmed undergraduate Monica Baey in a shower at student residence Eusoff Hall last November. The first petition, which has more than 21,600 signatures and was started last Saturday (April 20), urged NUS to impose stiffer punishments on those who commit sexual offences on university campuses. The petition also called for the university to expel the man who filmed Ms Baey, and to…

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Vietnam 

Basel II standards help banks get high credit growth limit – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Cash is prepared for lending at VPBank’s head office in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt HÀ NỘI — Some commercial banks expect to get high credit growth limits set by the central bank this year as they have so far met Basel II’s capital safety and risk management standards ahead of schedule. According to current regulations, the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) sets a credit growth limit for the entire year for each bank – depending on its health – to ensure the credit growth target of…

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Vietnam 

Credit package proposed for support industry – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Chip panels are produced at Manutronic Việt Nam JSC at Tiên Sơn Industrial Park in Bắc Ninh Province’s Tiên Du District. Support industry is addressed as the backbone of the Vietnamese economy and will receive a US$4.3 billion low-interest loan package to improve its competitiveness. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed a VNĐ100 trillion (US$4.31 billion) preferential credit package for the development of the country’s support industry. The ministry says that Vietnamese support industry products could have high competitiveness,…

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Vietnam 

VN urged to improve economic resilience – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Shoes are finalised at Hà Tây Chemical Weave Co Ltd in Hà Nội’s Hoài Đức District for export. Shoes are among a number of exports to the European Union that may not enjoy early ratification of trade deals. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam must focus on consolidating macro-economic foundations and reforming institutions to increase resilience in the context of global uncertainties, according to the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). “Greater reforms are critical to accelerate economic growth and improve growth quality,” said Nguyễn Đình Cung,…

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Singapore 

Police investigates case of security guard who went berserk, threatened stall worker and lifted diner’s table, Singapore News

The police are investigating an incident where a man, believed to be a security guard, created a scene at an eatery on Friday (Apr 19). Several Stompers alerted Stomp to a video of the scene that was posted on Facebook by Alex Lim. According to social media, the incident happened at Bugis Village, but Stomp is unable to confirm this for now. The man, wearing a shirt with the word ‘security’ on it, is seen yelling at people working at the food stall. It is unclear what the commotion is…

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Vietnam 

Major wood factory opens in Hà Tĩnh province – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ (centre) attends the inauguration of the wood processing plant in Vũ Quang District, Hà Tĩnh Province, yesterday. VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Ngà HÀ TĨNH — A medium density fibreboard (MDF) factory that is considered the biggest of its kind in the central region of Việt Nam was inaugurated in Vũ Quang District of Hà Tĩnh Province on Sunday. The inauguration ceremony included the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ. The factory covers 18ha of land at the industrial cluster of Vũ Quang District.…

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