Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 19

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Feb 19.


S'pore unveils major tax measures to fund spending needs

The measures include a GST hike, and higher property and income taxes for some.

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Tax changes unveiled at Budget 2022: 6 things to know

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Tax adjustments aim to raise additional revenue and contribute to a fairer revenue structure in Singapore.

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Buyers of luxury cars to pay even higher taxes

Buyers of such cars will be slapped with a tax equivalent to 220% of their OMV. 

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A Budget for inclusion, fiscal resilience and being future-ready

Budget 2022 will be best remembered for its revenue measures, some of which broke new ground, says Vikram Khanna.

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WP chairman Sylvia Lim's phone not hacked by S'pore Govt: Shanmugam

Ms Lim said she had received a warning from Apple that her iPhone could have been subjected to "hacking by state-sponsored attackers".

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Biden says Putin has decided to invade Ukraine and will target Kyiv

Still, Mr Biden implored Russia to “choose diplomacy".

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Parents of kids with Covid-19 urged to avoid going to hospital as most can recover at home

They should do so only if their children develop serious symptoms, such as excessive drowsiness and difficulty breathing.

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Badminton: S'pore men's team secure historic medal at Asia Team C'ships

The Singaporean shuttlers are assured of at least a historic bronze after qualifying for the semi-finals for the first time.

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S'pore Underground: Deep Tunnel Sewerage System a key part of nation's water future

ST looks at how Singapore’s underground architecture is laying the foundation for a more sustainable urban future in this first of a two-part series.

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SAF regular who flung hot soup at hawker assistant over wrong order fined $5,000

The mistaken order was the result of a miscommunication between the pair.

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