The Big Story: Why pupil's PSLE results slip was withheld, strong Budget to meet S'pore's needs and URA master plan 2019

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.

Helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

In Wednesday's (Nov 27) episode, education correspondent Amelia Teng talks about the clarification by the Ministry of Education on why a pupil's Primary School Leaving Examination results slip was withheld.

News editor Zakir Hussain will then discuss Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's announcement that the next Singapore Budget will be strong and suited to what the Singapore economy needs, and whether it will be an election budget.

Lastly, housing and heritage correspondent Melody Zaccheus shares more on the gazetted master plan by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and what can be expected for Singapore's development in the next 10 to 15 years.

In #WhatsTrending, multimedia journalist Rachel Quek will share more about the stories trending on the Internet.

In Wednesday's segment, she will talk about the sudden death of celebrity Godfrey Gao, a Thai deer found dead with 7kg of plastic in its stomach, and the viral TikTok video calling for awareness on China's detention camps.

Topics covered in previous episodes include Hong Kong election results, Grab's new cash advance scheme and Goo Hara's death.