Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 11

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Sept 11.


Academics to artists, S'pore's new talent pass covers wide range of sectors

MOM to work with ministries on the eligibility criteria for this group.

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Singapore's new work pass: One pass, many options to help woo global talent

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Even though local talent can be groomed to take on roles in emergent sectors, global talent is needed to help introduce these skills quickly enough to meet the urgent demand.

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Singaporeans must stand up for its people and not take sides amid global tensions: DPM Wong

"It means we must never allow ourselves to be taken in by misinformation," he said.

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Lunch with Sumiko: 'It's been a roller coaster,' says Edwin Tong on his journey from lawyer to lawmaker

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In 2018, Edwin Tong made a career switch from lawyer to Government minister. He currently holds the roles of Minister for Culture Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, yet he describes himself as being non-conformist and playful at heart.

His ministry's work involves building cohesion and national identity. "It's a lot more work than I thought," he says of being in office.

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S'pore woman had to share $5m with ex-husband

This was because she had transferred the stocks into their joint investment accounts.

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Istana Park expansion, pedestrianisation of Orchard Road stretch to be completed from 2025

The traffic diversion will require a portion of Penang Road to be made two-way.

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Russian grip on north-east Ukraine collapses, after Kyiv severs supply line

Ukraine captures Kupyansk, sole railway hub supplying Russia’s entire front-line across northeastern Ukraine.

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What makes Singapore Singaporean? Society's unique cultural traits offer a clue

Scoring low on individualism, high on long-term orientation may explain willingness to wear masks, says Jeremy Au Yong.

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10 frozen ready-made dishes worth buying

Generally, meat dishes fare better than fresh seafood, which loses its natural sweetness or changes texture easily with freezing.

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Tennis: Swiatek defeats Jabeur to clinch US Open crown

Polish star Swiatek overcomes a spirited second set fightback to win 6-2, 7-6 (7/5).

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