The Big Story: 5G networks in Singapore, Chiam See Tong's legacy and K-Pop star Sulli's death

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, will have reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

On Thursday's (Oct 17) episode, tech editor Irene Tham will talk about how Singapore has set its sights on up to four 5G networks, instead of the two initially planned for.

Journalist Fabian Koh will discuss Mr Chiam See Tong stepping down from his post as secretary-general of the Singapore People's Party, ending a political career of over four decades.

Journalist Jan Lee will talk about actress-singer Sulli's death being linked to spiteful comments from netizens.

Topics covered in previous episodes include how a phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole is likely causing the dry spell in Singapore; new government measures to encourage parenthood and marriage; the instances where people have to give their NRIC details under stricter rules from Sept 1; and how the growing presence of virtual restaurants and ghost kitchens by food delivery apps disrupt the food and beverage scene here.