The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Dec 21, 2015

In The Straits Times News In A Minute today, we look at:

* The waiting time at the Woodlands Checkpoint on the Singapore side is "under three hours", said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, who visited the checkpoint last Saturday after reports of massive jams on the Causeway last week.

* Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has warned commuters about teething problems that the new section of the Downtown Line may face in the first few months of its operation.

*The second passenger in the car that was shot at after it crashed through security barriers near Shangri-La Hotel in May, was given seven years' jail and three strokes of the cane for drug offences