HDB resale flat listing service officially launched, over 600 units for sale

“SUSTAINABLE Home Marketplace”

If a seller’s cost is at least 10 % higher than the highest transaction amount for near flat-type products sold in the previous six months, they will be prompted automatically.

This will enable sellers to decide on the selling price more wisely, contributing to” a more sustainable property market in the long run,” according to HDB. &nbsp,

It added that it “reserves the right to delete advertisements that have inflated prices or presented false knowledge.” &nbsp,

To list their straight, sellers must also have a  appropriate Intent to Sell. &nbsp, Also, they can just post one list to confirm that there is no duplicate.

Anyone can browse through the listing service, but only those with a current HDB Flat Eligibility ( HFE ) letter can get in touch with the sellers and set up viewing times.

The company also aims to create a more secure and beneficial market for sellers and buyers of HDB flats to trade, with or without the assistance of property agents, according to HDB. &nbsp,

Potential buyers are advised to properly budget their finances, take their income, needs for renovations, and mortgage financing, and use fiscal prudence when purchasing apartments to avoid overstretching themselves.

More details about the HDB Flat Portal and the HDB website can be found for serious straight buyers and sellers.

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Sunway, Huawei and Chargesini team up to expand EV charging infrastructure nationwide 

  • Partnership may help form a more sustainable, socially- friendly future
  • All parties may utilize their strengths to improve M’sia’s EV charging system

Left to Right: Huawei Malaysia vice president of Digital Power Business Department, Chong Chern Peng, Sunway Trading and Manufacturing CEO, Yeoh Yuen Chee and ChargeSini CEO and founder James Goh

Sunway Group, Huawei Technologies ( Malaysia ) Sdn Bhd, and ChargeHere EV Solution Sdn Bhd ( ChargeSini ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development and rollout of more electric vehicle ( EV ) charging stations at Sunway- owned premises, commercial buildings and residences nationwide.

All parties will make use of one another’s talents and skills to lessen range anxiety and improve Malaysia’s EV charging infrastructure in this bilateral agreement, which was formalized at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 in Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang.

Through this partnership, ChargeSini, one of Malaysia’s biggest EV charging alternative suppliers, will procure, place, and control the activity of EV charging stations at strategic locations across Sunway’s included townships and developments nationwide. Huawei Malaysia may act as the tech consultant throughout the development process and give after-sales service support.

Yeoh Yuen Chee, the CEO of Sunway Trading and Manufacturing, stated,” Sunway is pleased to mate with Huawei Malaysia, once more, and ChargeSini to create and produce EV getting channels more visible and accessible throughout the country.”

He added that both public and private sectors have a role to play in Malaysia’s regional goal to set up 10, 000 EV charging channels by 2025, as outlined in the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) 2021- 2030. In this situation, Sunway is determined to advance the green growth plan and realize our goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. We are convinced that this relationship will help to shape a more responsible and environmentally friendly potential, Yeoh said.

Chong Chern Peng, vice chairman of Huawei Malaysia’s Digital Power Business Department, stated that as a result of its development in the energy transition journey, Malaysia’s automotive industry is securing its place in the EV ecosystem. We want to work together to further strengthen this position and promote EV adoption in Malaysia through our charging solutions through our strategic partnership with ChargeSini and Sunway.

He continued,” Human Malaysia is committed to developing innovative sustainable solutions for a shared green future.”

Additionally, James Goh, ChargeSini CEO and Founder, stated that this partnership is a testament to our shared desire for a sustainable future. We are committed to creating an effective EV charging network that will benefit local communities in Malaysia and beyond by leveraging Sunway’s advanced technology. This initiative demonstrates our commitment to promoting sustainable urban development and reducing carbon emissions. Together, we fuel the Malaysia 2050 Net- Zero Mission”.

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Search for kangaroo expands

Search for kangaroo expands
On Thursday, rescuers search for the escaped bunny in a forest in Chiang Mai state for signs of the kangaroo. ( Photo: Panumet Tanraksa )

Doi Suthep Pui National Park soldiers and Chiang Mai Zoo workers have expanded their search for a two-year-old sexual red kangaroo that escaped from the park on Wednesday night.

The research was called off on Wednesday night due to the discovery of some heart stains and footprints, according to Puchit Chuaibamrung, the park’s chief.

He said park professionals who are knowledgeable about kangaroo behavior joined the research as they resumed on Thursday night. &nbsp,

Authorities planned to expand the search north to the 700th Celebration Chiang Mai Stadium on Thursday after tracking the giraffe’s footprints because it was unlikely to go south towards towns with many dogs.

” There is still wish as long as we find signs, especially footsteps, although the research is tricky because of the rocky terrain”, Mr Puchit said. The bunny may be kept safe, according to the law.

The Chiang Mai Zoo’s pediatrician said stress poses a serious threat to the health of red kangaroos ‘ tissues.

The marsupial&nbsp, escaped from its cage&nbsp, on Wednesday night after bolting through the doorway while guards were cleaning and preparing its dinner.

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Japan's plan to dominate software-defined vehicles - Asia Times

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ( METI ) has issued a digital transformation ( DX ) roadmap that aims for Japanese automakers to take 30 % of the global market for self- driving software- defined vehicles ( SDVs ) by 2030.

SDVs are vehicles that have regular updates over the internet, related to computer courses and app store apps.

In METI’s assessment, 30 % of the international market had been 11- 12 million automobiles in 2030 and 17- 19 million by 2035. By contrast, Toyota, produced 10.8 million lorries in 2023. Toyota, Honda and Nissan combined produced 18.3 million.

The METI strategy covers electronic vehicle hardware, software and infrastructure, the application of relational AI for automatic driving, a worldwide appropriate data service, cybersecurity measures, scenario planning and business models for robo- taxis and self- driving trucks.

A new initiative to support the training of engineers and other key people solutions professionals is scheduled to launch later this month. By 2035, METI plans to establish a” Mobility DX Platform” with the involvement of the engine and related industries, commence- ups, universities, study institutions and educated individuals.

This will be a continuation of the 2004-established JASPAR ( Japan Automotive Software Platform and Architecture ) initiative to standardize in-vehicle electronic control systems and software.

The goal is to promote business collaboration, increase competition to find software skills, and increase the number of new projects, all with the intention of creating a” area” or eco-system for the creation and use of digital mobility technologies.

In a statement released on May 24th, METI points out that digital technology is undergoing significant changes in the value chain of the automobile market, which is currently experiencing” a global sport change.” Along with electricity, it expects DX to become a dynamic axis along which” all Japan” public- personal collaboration should get promoted.

Japanese automakers are already making this transition. On May 15, IBM and Honda announced that they had reached an agreement of understanding ( MOU) expressing their desire to work together on SDV development. In a joint statement announcing the announcement, it was stated:

The application of intelligence/A I technologies is expected to accelerate widely in 2030 and beyond, creating new opportunities for the development of SDVs. In comparison to conventional mobility products, Honda and IBM anticipate that SDVs will significantly increase the design complexity, processing performance, and corresponding power consumption of semiconductors…

In particular, the MOU outlines areas of potential joint research of specialized semiconductor technologies such as brain- inspired computing&nbsp, and chiplet”technologies with the aim to dramatically improve processing performance while, simultaneously, decreasing power consumption. To ensure high performance and quick market entry, it is crucial to co-optimize hardware and software.

IBM defines “brain-inspired computing” as” computer architecture and algorithms that mimic the brain’s structure and function while optimizing for silicon.”

Honda, which would likely struggle to do this independently, plans to increase its R&amp, D budget by 23 % this fiscal year to a record 1.2 trillion yen ($ 7.6 billion ). The expenditures will be directed toward software and electrification.

In order to prepare for the release of SDVs around the end of the decade, Honda and Nissan have also established partnerships with Nissan to jointly develop in-car software, batteries, and other electric vehicle components as well as autonomous driving.

This should help them compete with bigger players like Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai-Kia, and BYD, which are Chinese electric vehicle ( EV ) manufacturers.

Sony Honda Mobility intends to use the Global Communication Platform from Japanese mobile telecom provider KDDI to provide network services for its AFEELA EV, which is scheduled for sale in 2025, and other electric vehicles in the future. A 50-50 joint venture called Sony Honda Mobility was founded in September 2022.

For its part, Toyota plans to spend 1.7 trillion yen ($ 10.8 billion ) this fiscal year on AI, software, battery- powered EVs and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Nissan, which is restructuring to restore its competitiveness, plans to invest 2 trillion yen in vehicle electrification by the end of the decade.

At the leading edge, Turing, a Japanese start- up with the mission” We Overtake Tesla, “aims to develop a Level 5 autonomous driving system by 2030. A vehicle operating at Level 5 is completely self-driving, able to travel anywhere in any road conditions without a driver.

With support from Japanese venture capital funds and mobile telecom companies NTT DOCOMO and KDDI, Turing has a factory in Kashiwa, which is located northeast of Tokyo.

Turing was founded in 2021 by CEO Issei Yamamoto, who previously created an AI software program called” Ponanza” that plays shogi ( Japanese chess ) at a professional level.

Shunsuke Aoki, the company’s chief technology officer, holds a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from America’s Carnegie Mellon University. In the 1980s, Carnegie Mellon began conducting research into autonomous driving.

Asserting that “turing is developing AI that” directly issues driving instructions from camera images… without using many sensors or high-precision maps, what is necessary for autonomous driving is not good eyes, but a good brain. ” According to Turing, this entails:

  • &nbsp, End- to- End ( E2E ) Autonomy: Using vast driving datasets, we develop E2E autonomous driving AI that transforms camera imagery directly into driving commands with our powerful neural networks.
  • &nbsp, Generative AI: Driving is n’t just about the rules learned in driving school. We at Turing believe that the common sense of generative AI is the key to fully autonomous driving.
  • &nbsp” ,Gaggle Cluster”: We are constructing Japan’s premier GPU cluster—powered by 96 Nvidia H100 units—dedicated to our technological advancements.

Aoki announced in April that Turing has accelerated the development of its software with the intention of having a driverless car in Tokyo by the end of this year. With plans to begin introducing SDVs in 2025, Toyota and other Japanese automakers are eager to get started.

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Outdated or necessary? Observers weigh in on the practice of employers requiring MCs as proof of illness


Ms. Chan, the chief human resource officer at strong tech company Nudgyt, claimed that companies have been updating their procedures for taking sick leave as the industry evolves.

Undocumented leave, such as healthcare leave or leave without MCs, is one such change.

She said that by allowing employees to take such abandon, businesses could probably save money on medical expenses as well.

” It may cost more to an institution for an employee to visit the doctor”, she explained. Some businesses have up to four days of for left, and in part, the company has saved money by doing so.

She claimed that some workplaces today require employees who take sick days to inform their managers about the recovery process in an effort to entice staff and deter adolescent behavior.

” This ( initiative ) shows employers do care for staff, but at the same time staff know bosses have an eye on them”, she said.

Dr Verma, whose company hires a pool of skilled professionals, said his team practises for verify- ins with staff, and it helps establish rapport.

” If we notice someone takes many Microgrid, HR steps in for a chat. If a person is really sick, we’re not opposed to taking leave of absence. But at least try and find out rather than just taking ( the MC) at experience price”, he said.

In the end, according to Ms. Chan, communication is essential because employers need to exhibit empathy and encourage employee retention, while employees need to know why policies are in place and never exploit the program.

We want to establish faith and ensure that all employees are well enough to perform their duties. And to make sure that they will not think like we are penalising them because they’re taking MC, but that we’re concerned”, she said.

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Man in Marsiling getaway attempt charged with drug, weapon and other offences, wants to claim trial

A man who was caught on a viral video trying to drive out of tight traffic while being chased by police officers on foot was charged in court on Thursday ( May 30 ) with multiple offenses.

Muhammad Idris Musbah, a 36- yr- old Taiwanese man, was given 12 charges ranging from drug possession, being a lengthy- time member of a surprise society and operating machinery impulsively.

Another offenses include having a knuckleduster and being a member of an unlawful assembly that intended to inflict harm on a person with a deadly weapons.

The authorities attorney requested a four-week adjournment due to pending investigations.

He requested no bail be set at issue because this was a “warrant to arrest matter,” which implyed that Idris ‘ arrest warrant had been issued.

Idris showed up in court via a movie link from his residence.

He requested a telephone call and said he would be bringing a test for one of the charges, which involved the unlawful assembly with lethal weapons.

At the lock-up, the prosecutor instructed him to submit his demand to the government.

His situation was postponed until a pre-trial conference in June.

At the intersection of Admiralty Road and Marsiling Lane on Tuesday, the officers responded to a call for assistance, according to a police statement, at around 5.50pm.

Idris was spotted attempting to maneuver his automobile out of stable traffic. Online video shows trucks coming and going at red lights.

The authorities arrested Idris” after a little scuffle”, they said. Eventually, it was discovered that Idris was wanted by both the Central Narcotics Bureau and the police.

Idris also seized seven cash accounts and suspected medication, along with a stick, weapon, and knuckleduster.

David is also facing charges for using a deregistered car, displaying a fake license, and in people with a truncheon, according to the authorities statement.

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Shipping delays, higher freight rates: Ports in Asia, including Singapore, see heavy congestion


According to observers, the obstacles in Singapore are the result of a number of factors, including the Red Sea’s diversions and the scrambling of Taiwanese exporters in the face of trade restrictions. &nbsp,
Earlier this month, the United States announced that it will raise tariffs on US$ 18 billion worth of imports from China, targeting strategic sectors such as electric vehicles ( EVs ), batteries, steel and critical minerals.
According to the White House on May 14, the tariff rate on EVs will increase from 25 % to 50 % by the end of the year, while the one for semiconductors will increase from 25 % to 50 %.
Foreign producers are now in a frenzied bid to overcome the looming industry restraints.
Regular box charges in China, which were already on an upswing, have spiked even further by 88 per share in the last two decades.
Usually, these ships take roads like the Strait of Malacca, where they will port in Singapore. &nbsp,
However, there is a lot of overcrowding because of the growing arteries. Now, it takes around seven times for each vehicle to get berthed, instead of one to two days earlier.
So far this quarter, Singapore’s interface has already received about 1, 000 boats, compared with only 639 in April.
According to Mr. Tan Hua Joo, a business analyst for container shipping at the data company Linerlytica, port congestion is at an all-time high.
” There is n’t a lot of spare capacity available to accommodate the increase in volumes”, he said.
” Port users will therefore need to factor in disruptions to their projections and actions of cargo in the coming months.”
Exporting nations are faced with a lack of ships and pot products because vessels stay at sea more for longer periods of time.

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Grab announces collaboration with OpenAI to 'build and deploy advanced AI solutions'

SINGAPORE: Tech firms Grab and OpenAI announced on Thursday ( May 30 ) that they will” collaborate to build and deploy” advanced artificial intelligence ( AI ) solutions.

Grab said the partnership is the&nbsp, first of its kind for OpenAI in Southeast Asia and that it would get OpenAI’s resources to “partner on options” for people in the region.

This will be focused primarily on three places: Accessibility, user support and mapping.

” Get will make use of state-of-the-art language and tone capabilities to produce Grab’s services more accessible to all users, especially the visually impaired or the elderly who may otherwise find it difficult to navigate the on-screen app interface,” said the company.

Additionally, it may look into using AI to create chatbots for customer service that “better understand user problems and help overcome them more quickly.”

Through greater technology and higher-quality data extraction from physical images, Grab will” seek to use OpenAI’s vision capabilities” to improve its map-making efforts.

” This means GrabMaps may be updated yet faster, delivering a better practice to consumers and motorist- partners”, said the ride- hailing app company.

Additionally, Grab intends to run an original pilot of ChatGPT Enterprise among” find employees.”

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