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

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


Covid-19: Still a deadly killer

The coronavirus continues to be a silent killer in 2022, with an average of more than one million people infected with the virus every day this year, while another 1.17 million have died thus far.

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Covid-19: 878 lives lost in Singapore so far this year

Singapore has logged 1.89 million cases so far in 2022 alone, an increase of more than six-fold from the 279,405 infections in 2021.

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$185b scandal: Serious procedural breaches during Muhyiddin administration, says PM Anwar

Denying the allegation, Tan Sri Muhyiddin said he has never pocketed or misused any funds meant to help the people.

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More than 30,000 dengue cases reported in 2022, six times that of 2021: NEA

The elevated numbers could portend another outbreak in 2023, authorities warn.

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‘Simply not meant to be’: Heartbreak in Japan as Samurai Blue exit World Cup

Fans at a public screening ride roller coaster of emotions as underdogs put up brave fight.

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World Cup: Imperious Brazil smash Koreans 4-1 to reach quarter-finals

South Korea’s defeat means that all three Asian Confederation teams were eliminated in the first knockout round.

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Plum Marina South site may attract bids of over $1 billion

The site can yield about 790 residential units and up to 8,073 sq ft of commercial space, and is near the future Marina South MRT.

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Two years on, S’pore’s digital banks face long road to success

Newcomers face plenty of challenges in trying to establish a secure foothold in the financial sector, say observers.

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$5,000 fine for man whose driving led to accident that killed his 2-month-old daughter

There is no greater punishment that can be imposed than what he has already gone through as a result of the accident, his defence lawyer said.

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Indian dance, theatre veterans get Cultural Medallion

With the award, Mr Aravinth Kumarasamy and Mr Kok Heng Leun will have access to funds of up to $80,000.

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