Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on March 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, March 8.


MOH tweaks processes to cut waiting times for Covid-19 jabs

Some had previously said that they had to wait for two hours or more to get their jabs.

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'My ISIS fighter brother's death turned me into an advocate against terror'

One man's journey to redemption, after his brother carried out a suicide bombing mission for ISIS.

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Business groups in S'pore concerned over rule change for dependant's pass holders

They said the rule may make it more difficult for companies to relocate staff with families.

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Old Raffles Girls' School turned into alternative gathering site for maids

The site will remain open for foreign domestic workers to use every Sunday till the end of June.

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A taxing affair: What's next after petrol duty and GST hikes?

What other tax increases could be on the cards? ST speaks to analysts to find out.

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S'pore police warn of scams involving compromised WhatsApp accounts

They might be impersonated by a scammer hoping to obtain banking credentials or one-time passwords.

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Unions call for total strike in Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

The cause of death of National League for Democracy official Khin Maung Latt was not known.

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Covid-19 childhood: How has the pandemic affected the little ones?

To babies and toddlers, the world of mask-wearing and hand-sanitising is the only one they know.

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International Women's Day: Female trailblazers in Singapore Police Force

Over the past decade, more female police officers have been taking up top posts in the force.

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US is disrupting security in South China Sea: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

He urged South-east Asian countries to press ahead with negotiations on a code to manage disputes in the contested waters.

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