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The new MP for Bukit Batok, PAP's Mr Murali Pillai, will take his oath of allegiance when Parliament sits this afternoon. He will also hold his first Meet-the-People session in the constituency in the evening. Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob said Mr Murali will be sworn in today, as an MP is deemed to be elected once the Returning Officer declares he has won the election.
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The Public Hygiene Council has given an informal assessment of how Singapore is keeping itself clean. Its finding: must tray harder. Getting diners to return trays in public eating areas remains the council's biggest bugbear.
By mid-week, official results from the Philippines' elections will be out and will have serious consequences for much of South-east Asia. At stake are the huge gains from the successful reform agenda of outgoing President Benigno Aquino's administration that have turned the country into the region's strongest performing economy.
Five Singapore-based dive centres have applied for United Nations Green Fins certification to show that they adopt environmentally friendly practices that protect coral reefs. These include promoting no-touch policies, and advocating against littering and dropping anchors on reefs.
Some 500 members of Indonesia's Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) are seeking to counter the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's sophisticated Internet operations. But the NU "cyber warriors" appear amateurish next to ISIS' well-funded set-up.
The United States' impatience with allies who fail to hold up their part of the bargain is growing. But browbeating allies to do more is not the best approach, writes Jonathan Eyal, who argues that the US must do a better job of articulating its needs to each ally.
Yale-NUS College is adopting the Latin honours system used by American universities. The idea, which drew mixed reactions, means graduate distinctions will be classified using terms such as magna cum laude and summa cum laude.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Asia are being pushed by their respective governments to venture abroad and become more competitive. SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region account for more than 90 per cent of all enterprises, but contribute only a third of exports.
Sergio Lopez is stepping down as Singapore's national swimming coach after August's Olympics but he thinks his employer does not have to search far for his successor.
The 1988 Olympic bronze medallist believes his assistant - former national swimmer Gary Tan - has all the right qualities to take over the job.
British TV cook Rachel Khoo is a big fan of hawker food in Singapore. Barbecue stingray, satay and rojak are among her favourites whenever she visits. Of Austrian and Malaysian-Chinese descent, she says she would love one day to host a cooking show in Asia as Asian cuisine is a big part of her culinary heritage.
Singaporean writer Sharlene Teo Wen-Ning, 29, has won a £10,000 (S$19,650) writing award for her unpublished novel Ponti, inspired by the haze which shrouded Singapore in 2003. The University of East Anglia PhD student says she is in talks with publishers about the novel, which she expects to complete in a few months.