Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, July 3.


PAP calls out SDP's Chee Soon Juan for misleading Singaporeans over 10m figure

It said falsehood over a key plank of party's campaign calls its integrity into question.

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That 10 million figure - When facts get in the way

Falsehoods repeated often enough can be perceived as the truth, and there is a risk this is happening in the general election, says News editor Zakir Hussain.

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Workers' Party is not PAP-lite, says Pritam Singh

He said the claim made by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on similarities between both parties' policies during a televised debate was an electoral ploy.

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Election rallies and events to watch today

What are the e-rallies to watch today?

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New style of election campaign signals maturing of politics

A campaign in which opponents engage one another civilly during live TV debates marks a welcome change, says Opinion editor Chua Mui Hoong.

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Jobs, immigration, cost of living are key issues in party political broadcast

Housing, GST and CPF also took centre stage in the first party political broadcast which featured seven parties.

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West Mall, Paya Lebar Square and IMM among places Covid-19 patients visited

A patient also visited Fu Chan Coffeeshop at Block 145 Teck Whye Avenue while infectious.

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Worst dengue outbreak in Singapore's history expected this year with more than 14,000 cases reported so far: NEA

The total number expected to surpass the high of 22,170 reported in 2013, the NEA said.

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Number of reported rape cases up 75% in past five years

Observers attribute the increase to a greater awareness about sexual assault and willingness to report it.

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#Stayhome guide for Friday: Do yoga and storytelling with kids, whip up tasty, hearty mee suah and more

British yoga teacher Jaime Amor combines storytelling and adventures with yoga.

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