Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 14

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Sept 14.


Changi's T4 handles 1,000 passengers on first day of reopening

A small fanfare of orchid bouquets, souvenirs and live music performances greeted the first passengers arriving at Changi Airport Terminal 4 on Tuesday as it reopened after more than two years.

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New law to rein in bad debt collection practices

Under the Bill, those who engage in behaviour that threatens the physical safety of the debtor may be jailed and fined.

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Debt collection practices being regulated, but a few areas need careful consideration

Legislation may be able to weed out unsavoury practices, but it must be backed by financial literacy, social support, says Grace Ho.

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$72.3b spent on fight against Covid-19 over FY2020 and FY2021

This amount was lower than the $100 billion the Government had earlier committed.

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Red Lions parachutist used landing fall technique at NDP and avoided severe injuries: Ng Eng Hen

This is the preliminary assessment by a review committee convened to assess the causes of the incident.

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Pledge, lion head and Vanda Miss Joaquim added as national symbols

Those who misuse these symbols could face a fine of up to $30,000 or a jail term of up to six months, or both.

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Interactive: Celebrating Merlion’s golden jubilee

Singapore’s Merlion turns 50 tomorrow. ST looks at how it has made a splash over the years.

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10 ways to cut sugar from your diet

From reading food labels carefully to being wary of gravy, experts share ways to cut back on sugar.

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15 years' jail for man whose offences caused 3 banks, firm to suffer more than $12m in losses

Ho Yik Fuh also roped in a director of another firm, Yeo Kee Siah, when he committed some of his offences.

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Ted Chiang, Claudia Rankine and Malay female literary pioneers headline 25th Singapore Writers Festival

The annual festival returns from Nov 4 to 20, and early bird tickets are now on sale.

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