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Morning Digest, Jan 8

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She doesn’t like her engagement ring, but would her guy be offended if she asks to have it altered to her taste?

Singapore — A self-proclaimed “financially independent” woman, who says she can afford her own lifestyle, wonders if her fiance would be offended if she wanted her engagement ring changed.

Though she says she fell for him “head over heels”, she adds in the same anonymous Facebook post that “the ring he gave to me is not really something that [I] like”.

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Unemployment in Singapore still shrinking but road to recovery still ‘uneven’

Singapore — Unemployment in Singapore continues to decline, observed Manpower Minister Tan See Leng on Thursday (Dec 6); but the road to recovery is still uneven.

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In November 2021, the unemployment rate slipped to 3.2 per cent for residents, 3.5 per cent for citizens, and 2.5 per cent overall,  Dr Tan observed in a Facebook post on Thursday.

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Netizens slam Edwin Tong for Pope visit , praise WP’s Pritam for restarting home visits

Singapore — Juxtaposing photos of cabinet minister Edwin Tong and Opposition leader Pritam Singh,  netizens could not resist contrasting the images to criticise Mr Tong for visiting the Vatican and lauding Mr Singh for restarting visits and in-person Meet-the-People sessions (MPS).

If the two men had planned it on purpose, the contrast could not have been greater.

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Calvin Cheng: PAP must consider whether it’s failing to really lead us out of the pandemic

Singapore — Calvin Cheng has called the current measure of limiting social gatherings to five people ‘overly conservative’ that may even backfire against the PAP government, as it errs too much on the side of caution at this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Criticism of the ruling party is somewhat of a departure for Mr Cheng, as he is usually a vocal supporter of PAP’s policies.

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Woman made $50,000 selling her farts in a jar before ‘gassing out’ and ending up in hospital

New York – After bottling too many of her farts in a jar and making around $200,000, a reality TV star was rushed to the hospital with chest pains.

Stephanie Matto, 31, began her gassy business venture in November last year, documenting her diet of beans, eggs, and protein shakes on the short video creation app TikTok to keep viewers updated.

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