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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met the chiefs of more tech companies and tried out cool technology on the second day of his US visit.

He met Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "to find out what new things they are doing, and how their technologies can help our Smart Nation journey".

On his visit to Facebook, Mr Lee tried out a virtual reality headset.

He also met Singaporeans working at Facebook. Besides sharing photos of his day, Mr Lee posted a 360-degree video of his stroll in Facebook's rooftop garden. Viewers can look all around by clicking and dragging on their computer screens, or by tilting their smartphones.


Mid-career professionals looking to join the healthcare sector as nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists or diagnostic radiographers will get a bigger training allowance and new degree options.

The monthly training allowance for five healthcare professional conversion programmes, to get the skills and qualifications needed to work in this sector, will go up by between $50 and $150 to between $1,350 and $2,050 from April, the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency said yesterday.

From September, mid-career professionals can also apply for the Singapore Institute of Techonology's new four-year degree programmes in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and diagnostic radiography.


Police in Malaysia have arrested an engineer from a government-linked company for "inciting terrorist acts" after he made a bomb threat on Facebook.

Police said he was picked up from his home in Parit Buntar, Perak, on Friday. He has been remanded until Wednesday for investigations, The Star reported.

The engineer had reportedly threatened to "shake Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian prime minister's residence with a bomb explosion" last week, blaming prime minister Najib Razak for causing hardship to the "rakyat" (people).

The post caused army veteran Mohd Ali Baharom to lodge a police report. Deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rasuid Ibrahim said he viewed the posting, which received fewer than 10 likes, as a threat.