Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 2

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Aug 2.

Strict measures for cross-border travel between S'pore and Malaysia during Covid-19 pandemic

Those entering either country for shorter-term visits of up to 14 days must adhere to a controlled itinerary for the duration of their stay, among other measures.

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Government sets aside $320 million to cover further extension of foreign worker levy rebates

This increased support is in addition to the $1.36 billion Construction Support Package earlier announced on June 27.

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S'porean woman who is S'pore's only new Covid-19 community case detected through enhanced testing

 

Ikea Alexandra and a burger joint at Wisma Atria were added to MOH's list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious.

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GE2020 showed Singapore at 'inflexion point': Goh Chok Tong

ESM Goh tells Li Xueying what the latest GE results mean for the country.

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Tough fight for family to get compensation from PMD rider

Despite being awarded damages of $445,000 against the e-scooter rider who crashed into his wife, there is little guarantee Mr Leong Loon Wah will actually get the money.

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Police arrest chief priest of Sri Mariamman Temple for criminal breach of trust involving missing gold ornaments

The man is currently out on bail.

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Najib under siege, but still a force

Last week's conviction may not mark the end of his career, but could a potential timeout relegate this 10-term parliamentarian to a background role in Malaysian politics?

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US presidential election: Trump, Biden and the stakes for Asia

As the United States barrels towards one of the most consequential elections in its modern history, more is at stake for the world than a single country's future.

As the United States barrels towards one of the most consequential elections in its modern history, more is at stake for the world than a single country's future.

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Covid-19 heroes: Activity kits bring joy to kids in need

Volunteers with Be Kind SG, founded by Sherry Soon, have taken part in more than 10 coronavirus-related projects.

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One in 10 young Singaporeans has no bank account: Poll

A survey aimed at finding out how adept Singaporeans are in digital banking has uncovered a surprising and disconcerting trend - one in 10 young people may not even have a bank account.

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