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As electric cars struggle for acceptance in the US, its government is trying to normalise them by introducing EV chargers at high-traffic locations like convenience stores, gas stations and outdoor strip malls.
Cities embracing technology to improve urban life risk falling prey to hackers, Britain’s cybersecurity agency warned on May 7, urging local authorities to ensure smart cities are armed with digital defences.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Saturday (May 8)
Singapore ups levy rebates for foreign workers in construction, marine and process sectors from S$90 to $250
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Some 15,000 firms in the construction, marine and process sectors will get higher foreign worker levy rebates between May and December, given the manpower shortages and increased costs brought about by Singapore's tightened border measures.
According to the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) CEO Datuk Nageeb Wahab, while the government has approved the return of 32,000 foreign workers to the estates in tranches, the progress has been slow.
SYDNEY: Australia’s securities regulator is probing Westpac Banking Corp on allegations of insider trading, just months after the country’s second-biggest lender paid a record fine to settle breaches of anti-money laundering laws.
PETALING JAYA: Sabah coach Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto seems to have a way of rallying his Rhinos to victory.
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) closed mixed yesterday as trading was directionless due to the lower ringgit, higher stock outlook, gloomy May export outlook and the likelihood of Indonesia reducing its levy rate.
The government should consider implementing a windfall tax on industries that benefit greatly from the COVID-19 crisis, according to Khazanah Research Institute senior advisor Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram.