Singapore 

Man advertised sexual services online as a woman and used victims’ nude photos to extort $6,000, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Posing as a woman, national serviceman Ramlan Abu advertised sexual services online and used his victims’ nude photos to extort a total of $6,000 from them. On Wednesday (June 12), Ramlan, 24, pleaded guilty to 14 charges of extortion, cheating and drug possession. He was sentenced to 6½ years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane, with effect from Oct 25 last year, when he was remanded. Fifty other similar charges were taken into consideration. The court heard on Wednesday that Ramlan had a profile on the online…

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Ecommerce 

Alibaba ties up with Audi, Renault and Honda to offer smart voice services in cars in China

Alibaba Group Holding announced partnerships with auto giants Audi, Renault and Honda on Tuesday, as the e-commerce juggernaut rolls out voice discovery services in cars at a time when smart speaker devices have become a battlefront among internet companies.Under the agreement, new cars with smart and internet-enabled features from the companies in China, will integrate Tmall Genie Auto, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform developed by Alibaba AI lab.Alibaba Group Holding announced… Source link

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Singapore 

Residents can soon use SingPass mobile as their national digital identity for some services, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Instead of keying in their details when registering to visit a patient in hospital or making purchases at roadshows, Singapore residents can soon use their SingPass mobile to scan a QR code to do so. These are among the ways a new tool developed by the Government called SG-Verify can help businesses save time and gain better access to government-verified data when it is launched by December. This tool is the next step in Singapore’s national digital identity (NDI) system , which is a single digital identity that…

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Prime Minister asks Vietnam Airlines to provide better services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc at Vietnam Airlines’ celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of its first direct flight to Russia. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất MOSCOW — Vietnam Airlines should offer safe and competitive services to Russia since traveling between Việt Nam and Russia is more important than ever now since the two nations are working to promote their comprehensive strategic partnership, particularly in trade and investment, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said. Speaking at a ceremony held on Thursday by Vietnam Airlines to mark the 15th…

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Singapore 

Daily roundup: M1 fibre services disrupted in northern and eastern Singapore – and other top stories today, Singapore News

1. M1 fibre services disrupted in northern and eastern Singapore Photo: The Straits Times Apologising for the incident in a Facebook post around 9.10am, M1 said its engineers “are working hard to resolve the issue” and acknowledged that customers might experience difficulties in accessing fibre services… » READ MORE   2. Why getting the Singapore government to ban porn sites won’t stop people from getting off online Photo: Flickr/Marco Verch Instead of deconstructing the complex, multi-layered causes of sexual assault in Singapore, one prudish lady believes that pornography is its root cause… » READ…

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Singapore 

M1 fibre services disrupted in northern and eastern Singapore, Singapore, Digital News

A fibre broadband outage hit M1 customers in the northern and eastern parts of Singapore on Wednesday morning (May 22). Apologising for the incident in a Facebook post around 9.10am, M1 said its engineers “are working hard to resolve the issue” and acknowledged that customers might experience difficulties in accessing fibre services. Complaints by consumers began appearing from around 8.45am on the telco’s Facebook page, as well as on online sites such as HardwareZone and Reddit. Downdetector.sg — a site that provides an overview of various service outages, including public transport and…

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Vietnam 

Vân Đồn listed in top five airports with quality services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A corner of Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh. — Photos Sun Group HÀ NỘI — Vân Đồn International Airport has been listed among the top five airports with the highest points for quality services in the first quarter of the year, according to a survey by the Airport Performance Measurement Program (APMP). The survey, which included 47 airports worldwide where Vietnam Airlines operates, was based on indicators from SKYTRAX, the UK-based international air transport rating organisation. The other top five were Jukuoka Airport of Japan, Sydney Airport of Australia, Kaohsiung Airport and Taoyuan Airport of Taiwan. The Vân…

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Vietnam 

Legal framework needed to promote OTT media services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  ClipTV – an over-the-top app.  Việt Nam needs to raise an appropriate legal framework to promote the development of OTT media services in the context that the Government was striving to build a digital economy. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam needed to build a legal framework to promote the development of over-the-top (OTT) media services as the Government strives to build a digital economy and accelerate digital transformation, experts have said. Nguyễn Quang Đồng, director of the Institute for Policy Studies and Media Development, said OTT media services, including video-on-demand (VOD), were different from traditional broadcasting services,…

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Singapore 

Part-time cleaning services in Singapore if you don’t want a full-time helper, Singapore News

Once you get through packing your house the KonMarie way, what’s left is a whole lot of dirt. You’re not willing to clean your own house. Chores take up too much time and effort. After a long day at work, you just want to watch Netflix on your sofa. We feel you, which is why we’re making a list of part-time cleaning services for you to choose to hire. LET’S LOOK AT WEEKLY PART-TIME CLEANING SERVICES Before we get into the list of part-time cleaning services, it’s important for us…

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Singapore 

Warehouse worker jailed for beating sex workers after refusing to pay for their services, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A warehouse assistant assaulted two sex workers after refusing to pay the women for their services. Abdul Rahman A Karim also attacked a third woman in a hotel room after she changed her mind about having sex with him. All three assaults took place on separate occasions in the last two years. On Wednesday (May 15), District Judge Christopher Tan sentenced the 35-year-old Singaporean to six months and four weeks in jail after he pleaded guilty to three counts of assault. The women, who are also Singaporeans, cannot…

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