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Stories you might’ve missed, Jan 11

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OMICRON update: 2,600 imported cases so far

Singapore — Transport Minister S Iswaran said in Parliament on Monday (Jan 10) that there have been around 2,600 imported Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant to date, which is about 60 per cent of the total number of infections from the new variant.

However, the Minister pointed out that fewer than ten per cent of these infections have been from short-term visitors. The vast majority of imported Omicron infections were found in citizens, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders who’ve returned home to Singapore lately.

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Majority of perpetrators of sexual harassment at work suffer no consequences — AWARE

Singapore — After a study was published last month saying that women who experience sexual harassment at work also face backlash in their careers and personal finances, commenters online wondered why the women did not simply report the harassment.

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However, reporting sexual harassment at the workplace is hardly a simple matter for the victims, explained Ms Shailey Hingorani, who heads the Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Advisory of gender equality advocacy group AWARE, which published the results of the study, titled ‘I Quit’, on Dec 8.

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Woman warns public of toilet peeping tom in Pasir Ris

Singapore — Another case of a peeping tom is circulating online, with a mallgoer glancing up from her toilet cubicle to see a man looking down at her. The incident led to a chase, with the woman losing track of the suspect.

“Please beware of this man. I was peeing alone in the female toilet when I heard heavy breathing and someone stepping on the toilet seat,” said the concerned individual in a Facebook post on Sunday (Jan 9).

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Expat: After a week of staying in, landlord starts telling me to use less water, wash only once a week, use less electricity

Singapore — A “young expatriate” who just came to Singapore was thrown headfirst into the rental pool, where their landlord tried to curb their usage of water and electricity.

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In an anonymous post to popular confessions page, the expat wrote that they managed to find a room to stay in a house that was occupied by the landlord.

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