The Big Story: Rise in minimum salaries of EP and S Pass holders, a boon or a bane?; Govt's focus on a more sustainable S'pore

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

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

The show is helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman and assistant video editor Olivia Quay, and airs live from ST's digital studio.

The Government announced on Wedneday that the minimum qualifying salaries for Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass holders will be raised from Sep 1, as it tightens work pass requirements for foreigners who want to work in the country.

We speak to the chief executive officer (CEO) of Singapore Business Federation Ho Meng Kit on whether this change would be a boon or a bane to businesses.

The Ministries of Transport, Sustainability and the Environment, and National Development release their addenda, following President Halimah Yacob's address.

Environment correspondent Audrey Tan discusses Singapore's goal to be more green and sustainable.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include the future of nightlife in Singapore, and the rights of a retrenched worker.

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