Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 2

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 


 

Opposition's claims that GST hike disproportionately hurts the poor are misguided: Lawrence Wong

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With the enhanced GST Voucher scheme, the effective GST rate for the bottom 30 per cent stays unchanged, he said.

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S'pore must not let anti-foreigner sentiments take root or become inward-looking: Lawrence Wong

Staying open and connected to the world is a critical aspect of the country's competitiveness, he stressed.

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Russian paratroopers land in Kharkiv as Moscow claims control of Kherson

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Kharkiv has been a target for Russian forces since the invasion started last Thursday.

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Lessons for Asia from Ukraine crisis

Has not the international community failed to prevent the much-anticipated attack? And what does it all mean for Asia?

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In Pictures: Humanitarian aid for Ukraine

International community sends aid to help Ukrainians displaced by the war.

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Malaysia's Covid-19 deaths hit 4-month high amid Omicron wave

The nation is keeping its economy open as it prepares to enter an endemic phase.

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Singpass app available in four official languages, to carry digital driving licence

Digital driving licences will be added on March 7.

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6-monthly medical exam for domestic workers, other female work permit holders to be deferred: MOM

This is to ease the patient load and pressure faced by healthcare providers amid the surge in Covid-19 cases.

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Review of S'pore veterinary sector to consider a professional body to regulate practice

It is part of a wider review by the AVS and the SVA to raise professionalism across the pet sector.

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I took a Covid-19 test to attend a full capacity Disney concert. Was it worth it?

The VDS+Test - vaccination-differentiated safe management measures plus test - scheme allows audiences at live shows to sit side by side without safe distancing.

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