Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Wednesday, Feb 28.
NUS applicants to get bonus points for 1st-choice courses
Those applying for a place at NUS will be given 1.25 bonus points for their first choice - equivalent to going from C to B or B to A in an A-level H1 subject.
GST hike, plight of elderly workers among issues as Budget debate kicks off
From the impending GST hike to whether more of the reserves should be used to fund Singapore's growing needs, 28 MPs rose to speak on the debate's first day.
Cabinet reshuffle will give younger 4G ministers 'more responsibility': A closer look at 10 of them
"This way, my successor will be supported by a stronger and more experienced team, committed to leading Singapore to a better and brighter future," said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Generation Grit: Paralysed at 21, his will to live was unwavering
A fun camp at the start of the university year in 2013 turned Wong Zi Heng's life upside down. But rather than give in to despair, the 26-year-old forged a new path for himself.
Talent crunch will set back transformation
The Government's own schemes could be rendered less effective if it retains tight control on inflow of skilled talent, depriving companies of much-needed manpower.
Malaysian state fund 1MDB will be 'shut down' once debts are cleared: Chairman
Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah said he was confident the scandal-plagued strategic investment arm would be able to repay all its debts through an ongoing rationalisation plan.
'My life is in danger': North Korea leader's half-brother Kim Jong Nam allegedly said
The poisoned half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told a friend in Malaysia his life was in danger six months before he was killed, a police official told a court on Tuesday.
Fed's Jerome Powell nods to 'gradual' rate increases, close eye on inflation
The Federal Reserve chairman has pledged to "strike a balance" between the risk of an overheating US economy and the need to keep growth on track.
Moon to get 4G mobile network in 2019
Vodafone, Nokia and Audi are working together to support the mission, which will enable high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth.
Show stealers: Latest smartphones unveiled at the Mobile World Congress
ST's Tech team gives its first impressions on Samsung's latest S9 and S9+ phones, LG's updated V30S ThinQ, Sony's new XZ2 and old-school fan favourite Nokia's 7 Plus.