Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 6

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Dec 6, 2021.


Over 5,000 travelled via land VTL between Singapore and Malaysia in first 5 days

Another 2,771 people entered Singapore from Malaysia through air VTL over the same period.

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WP will respond at 'appropriate forum and juncture' to privileges committee report on Raeesah Khan

Workers' Party notes that the Committee of Privileges' work is still in progress.

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Creator of Netflix series Squid Game is The Straits Times Asian of the Year

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A 50-year-old South Korean filmmaker who has captured the world’s imagination with a dystopian survival drama that throws up uncomfortable questions about contemporary society has been named The Straits Times Asian of the Year.

Hwang Dong-hyuk was chosen for an expression of creativity that holds up a useful mirror to society.

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552 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 1 imported case tests preliminarily positive for Omicron

This is the third day in a row that new virus cases have fallen below 1,000.

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Too early to determine Omicron's severity, but experts say current vaccines offer protection

 

It says more information on the variant's biological behaviour is expected in the coming weeks.

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Will Covid-19 drugs be less effective against the Omicron variant?

The commonly used drugs fall under three main categories - antibody treatments, anti-inflammatory drugs and antivirals.

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Renowned liver surgeon who performed transplant on celebrity Andrea De Cruz dies at 68

Dr Tan Kai Chah, who also treated the Johor Sultan's son, died on Sunday in Hainan.

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Suzuki Cup: Ikhsan Fandi scores twice as S'pore off to dream start with 3-0 win over Myanmar

Lions find their attacking verve in a devastating 11-minute spell, scoring three times before the interval.

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What does poverty look like on a plate?

A husband and wife duo travelled across six continents to create a visual anthropology of poverty in 36 countries and territories.

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December specials for you from The Straits Times

The Straits Times has lined up specials and surprises for readers this month.

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