10 must-reads for today

Pre-schoolers at the Suntec convention centre, where the Early Childhood Conference 2018 was held yesterday.
Pre-schoolers at the Suntec convention centre, where the Early Childhood Conference 2018 was held yesterday.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper.
American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper.PHOTO: WE TV

A new certification course will be launched next year to help sharpen pre-school teachers' skills to teach mother tongue languages. The new course will start with Malay and Tamil language teachers.

On the first day of a civil trial against three Workers' Party MPs and two town councillors, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh said the way the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council's affairs were managed created a system in which "checks and balances were thrown to the wind''.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe