10 must-reads for today

Indian students and activists at a protest rally against a new citizenship law in New Delhi yesterday.
Indian students and activists at a protest rally against a new citizenship law in New Delhi yesterday.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fresh protests have broken out in India, this time over a population register. For weeks now, demonstrations have erupted over a clutch of new government policies that protesters worry could lead to millions of Indians, particularly Muslims, becoming stateless. 

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has issued an order requiring Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) to restrict the powers of Workers' Party MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang - town councillors in AHTC - in making certain financial decisions. This is to guard against a repeat of the financial irregularities at the town council caused by the duo. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe