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Morning Digest, Aug 23

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Letter to the Editor | HDB should review its current housing policies as more S’poreans prefer to remain single


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Dear Editor,

I read the report “A timeline of Singapore’s public housing policy for singles” (TODAY, March 13) with some concerns.

It is commendable that the Government has identified and acknowledged the swiftly declining birth rates and prolonged life expectancy. The aim of Government population policies seeks to monitor the population trends closely and regularly review its population policies along with infrastructure and social development needs.

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Students help special needs child use toilet, a sight that moved many


Photo: FB screengrab/Sylvester Ronny Pulene

The sight of seven-year-olds helping a fellow student with special needs has touched the hearts of many.

Sylvester Ronny Pulene, a teacher at SK Sungai Kapit in Sarawak, Malaysia shared what he saw on Facebook on Aug 17.

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PM Lee: ‘We need to do more… we want to make top talent everywhere sit up, pay attention, and think seriously about coming to Singapore’


Photo: Twitter screengrab’leehsienloong

In his National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 21), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underlined the importance of building “a world-class talent pool in Singapore,” even as he noted that globalization is on the decline and countries are turning inward.

But Singapore needs top foreign workers in order to avoid being left behind, he said.

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Organisers of Protect Singapore Townhall ‘deeply disappointed’ with 377A repeal without assurance of ‘safeguards to protect our children against LGBTQ+ extremism’


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After Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 21) that Section 377A of the Penal Code will be repealed, the organisers of Protect Singapore Townhall said they were “deeply disappointed” that the law would be repealed before implementing safeguards that would provide protections from what they called LGBTQ+ extremism.

On July 23, Mr Jason Wong, the founder of Yellow Ribbon Project as well as the Dads for Life movement, and Mohamed Khair Mohamed Noor, the CEO & Founder of The SuChi Group, held a meeting to uphold Section 377A. It was attended by 1,200 people.

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Beware of ongoing phishing scam in Carousell; victims told to click links from scammers posing as buyers


Photo: Taken from SPF website

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) urged members of the public to be alert to the re-emergence of a phishing scam variant.

Scammers are posing as buyers on e-commerce platform Carousell, instructing victims to complete the transaction on third-party websites after receiving phishing URL links.

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