Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 24

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, June 24.


S'pore begins importing renewable energy from Laos via Thailand, Malaysia

Up to 100MW of hydropower from Laos will be brought into Singapore using existing interconnectors.

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Seniors turn up for booster shots as 5 new vaccination centres open

The centres are located in Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Merah, Sengkang, Woodlands and Yishun.

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Crypto is the future but here's why retail investors must steer clear

How is MAS experimenting with blockchain and what does it aim to achieve? ST explains.

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New workers, tight deadlines may be factors in recent spate of workplace accidents: Experts

Reopening of borders resulted in firms facing greater challenges in supervising their workers, says the Workplace Safety and Health Council.

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Woman injured after glass shower door falls on her during staycation at Siloso Beach Resort

A staycation to celebrate her daughter's birthday ended with a trip to the hospital for Ms Suziyana Hamid.

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'Here we go again' with Mahathir: What politicians are up to this week

ST looks at what politicians, and the politically related, are up to in this weekly series.

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Taking part in NDP's Total Defence Display once in a lifetime opportunity, say participants

First Sergeant Kaelynn Hong, 25, has spent every Saturday in the past few months rehearsing her part in this year's NDP.

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Surviving loss of a loved one to Covid-19

The unusual and restricted circumstances of such a death could cause an increase in prolonged grief disorder, says professor Chong Siow Ann.

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SMRT unveils series of murals depicting history of neighbourhoods

The rail operator is collaborating with local artists to install such artworks across 35 MRT stations.

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i12 Katong reopens after two-year revamp, with co-working spaces, automated F&B concept

The six-storey mall will have over 150 retail and F&B stores opening progressively.

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