Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Aug 20.
Firms looking for support in next Budget to upcoming CPF hikes for older workers
Some said the cost was likely to be manageable as the rise would be gradual, over 10 years or so from 2021, and older workers formed a smaller part of their workforce.
Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests
In examples provided by Facebook, one post called the protesters "Hong Kong cockroaches" and claimed that they "refused to show their faces".
Public service rolling out more programmes to prepare workers for longer careers ahead of rise in retirement age in 2021
It is also working with training partners to curate a curriculum for mature officers that may include skills such as digital literacy and change agility.
Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop
"You have my personal commitment that this government will work with energy and determination to achieve an agreement. That is our highest priority," Johnson wrote.
Businessman sues mistress to recover '$2m loan' she says was a gift
In one message, the man told his mistress: "Give birth to a daughter will have a reward of 2 million."
US grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers
Huawei said in a statement that the temporary extension “does not change the fact that Huawei has been treated unjustly. Today’s decision won’t have a substantial impact on Huawei’s business either way”.
Court orders father to fund 60% of poly grad son's overseas studies
"Both parents have a duty to maintain their son," the judge said, ruling that the mother should bear the remaining 40 per cent of the required sum based on income proportion.
Waste wars: Indonesian government faces uphill battle to rid country of imported refuse
The government of Indonesia faces an uphill battle to rid the country of imported refuse as low-income citizens fail to see the harm of turning trash into cash.
Japan's late emperor stopped from expressing remorse over WWII, new documents show
The prime minister at the time opposed the emperor's plan, saying it could prompt people to say he was responsible for starting the war.
Football: Brazil to play Thailand in friendly at Singapore's National Stadium in October?
Negotiations between both countries, the Football Association of Singapore and match agency Pitch International are taking place now.