The Big Story: What's next for Hong Kong's extradition Bill and Singapore's new panel on work-life harmony

Protesters move road barriers during a demonstration against the extradition bill, along a road near the Legislative Council building, in Hong Kong, China on June 17, 2019.
Protesters move road barriers during a demonstration against the extradition bill, along a road near the Legislative Council building, in Hong Kong, China on June 17, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new 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, in the heart of the newsroom.

On Monday's (June 17) episode, East Asia Editor Goh Sui Noi discusses why Hong Kong protesters took to the streets on Sunday after the extradition Bill was suspended, and whether the government can give in to protesters' demands to withdraw the Bill.

Political Correspondent Linette Lai talks about the Singapore government's initiative to engage citizens in creating policies for better work-life harmony.

Topics covered in previous episodes include the increase in retrenchments in Singapore in the first quarter, the scandal in Malaysia over gay sex videos that allegedly involve a government minister, SMRT's trial of metal barriers at Woodlands MRT station to get users of personal mobility devices to dismount, and the Committee of Inquiry's findings into the death of actor Aloysius Pang.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Rachel Quek, the episode airs live from ST's new digital studio.