The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Dec 19, 2017

Today's top news headlines: Criminal syndicate scams SkillsFuture of $40 million in fake claims, Singapore's deepest tunnel system close to completion, and ​l​ive music at selected MRT stations and bus interchanges to spread festive cheer.

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at:

*A man has been charged over his alleged involvement in defrauding government agency SkillsFuture Singapore of nearly $40 million.

*Singapore's deepest tunnel system, which will help ensure a reliable supply of electricity, will be completed next June.

*There will be live music and other performances at selected MRT stations and bus interchanges from now until Christmas Eve.