SINGAPORE - One student has quit Yale-NUS College and the school will refund first-year students' fees if they withdraw by Friday (Sept 17). They will receive a tuition waiver for the first semester and a pro-rated return on residential fees, said Professor Joanne Roberts, executive vice-president (academic affairs) at Yale-NUS, in response to queries from The Straits Times. Fees range between $30,041 and $74,563 for this academic year. For students who want to transfer to other undergraduate programmes within the National University of Singapore (NUS) or to other autonomous universities here, the college will work with those institutions to get Yale-NUS course credits recognised. Students who want to transfer to other institutions must submit their own applications to other universities or colleges with supporting documents, she added. Prof Roberts said: "We hope current Yale-NUS students will choose to stay on and complete their studies with us. We are committed to ... » Learn More about First-year students from Yale-NUS will receive refunds if they withdraw by Sept 17
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Imagine this: You've had a great meal. You pay for it contactlessly, through your smart watch. You've paid on credit, and when the bill arrives and you make payment, it's done with a few quick taps on your smartphone, without a single sheet of paper needing to be printed. That's what the future looks like — for now at least — with Singapore's new digital banks in the picture. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has awarded four licenses so far, and more may follow in future. Hold on, you might be asking. That doesn't seem too different from what we have now, in 2020. So what's the big deal with digital banks, and what benefits might they bring, and what risks should we watch out for? We try to answer these questions. What is a digital bank? Existing banks in Singapore do already have comprehensive digital services, and many of its younger (or more tech-savvy) customers already do most of their banking online. But one of the requirements for these ... » Learn More about Fully-digital banks will launch in S’pore soon. Here are their potential risks & benefits.
MANILA - The Philippines will not cooperate with a formal investigation launched by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into possible crimes against humanity committed in President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs", a presidential spokesman said. Judges at the ICC on Wednesday (Sept 15) approved a formal probe into Mr Duterte's signature anti-narcotics campaign in which thousands have died, a move welcomed by rights groups. Judges' assessment of material presented by prosecutors was that "the so-called 'war on drugs' campaign cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation", but rather amounted to a systematic attack on civilians. Mr Duterte has previously sought to shrug off the investigation and on Thursday, his chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said the ICC had no jurisdiction. "The President's position does not change. ICC is bent, at the inception, of proceeding with this case in violation of our Constitution and defiance even of its own Rome ... » Learn More about Philippines won’t co-operate with ICC probe of ‘war on drugs’, says presidential spokesman
HDB will offer 3,520 flats across seven projects in one mature and four non-mature estates in the November 2021 BTO sales launch. The Jurong West BTO will be one of the three projects to be launched in the west, with 220 units of 3-room and 4-room flats. Here’s 99.co’s detailed review of the November 2021 BTO at Jurong West Project name: To be announced Location: Jurong West Street 93 Classification: Non-mature estate Number of units: 220 units (3-room and 4-room) Number of blocks: To be announced HDB’s estimated completion date: To be announced Indicative price range: Prices will only be announced during the November 2021 BTO launch. In the meantime, SRX has come up with these estimations based on nearby resale transactions and launch prices from recent BTO launches. Price range 3-room $200,000 – $260,000 4-room $280,000 – $390,000 Source: SRX . These estimations take into account property age and location. If a launch is nearer to ... » Learn More about HDB November 2021 BTO in-depth review: Jurong West
Bangkok – At least two prominent doctors in Thailand who also advise the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, are calling foul at Thailand’s plan to reopen the country in October for foreign vaccinated tourists, warning that it is too risky and too early to do so in their opinions. Dr. Thira Woratanarat, an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University, urged the Thai government to delay the country’s reopening project as it might worsen the domestic infection rates. The doctor stated online today, September 16th, that opening the country in various provinces under the government plan, including Sandbox and 7+7 extensions, will pose a risk of heavy outbreaks due to two risk factors, according to his academic research. First, people traveling from abroad may be carrying the virus into the area despite the fact that rules, health screenings, and 14-day quarantine may reduce the risk to some extent. However, even fully vaccinated ... » Learn More about Prominent Thai doctors urges government to delay country reopening for foreign tourists