The Big Story: Withdrawal of Hong Kong's extradition Bill and formation of electoral boundaries committee

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 Thursday's (Sept 5) episode, regional correspondent Elizabeth Law will discuss Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's decision to formally withdraw the extradition Bill.

Deputy political editor Royston Sim will talk about the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee.

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.