Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Oct 14

S’pore Q3 GDP shrinks at slower 7% rate as economy starts to recover

The rebound from the doldrums of the circuit breaker period came on the back of Singapore’s manufacturing sector.

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Malaysian King postpones meetings until after movement curbs are over

Two opposition leaders were supposed to meet the King on Oct 14 and Oct 21 respectively.

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Annual number of new PRs and citizens stable for last 5 years, says Indranee

About 31,700 people were given Singapore permanent resident status each year over the past five years.

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Increased household electricity and gas consumption from April to July due to Covid-19 measures

On average, electricity consumption rose 16 per cent while that of gas went up 34 per cent.

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13-year-old girl raises over $164,000 for e-scooter accident victim

Grade 7 student Sophia Chiam started the crowdfunding campaign with the help of her mother in August.

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Briton in unlawful 12-person gathering on Lazarus Island fined $3,000

The cases involving the remaining 11 people will be heard on Oct 23.

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Seven people linked to shipbuilding firm Keppel Fels charged with corruption offences

Any person who is convicted of a corruption offence can be fined up to $100,000, jailed up to five years, or both.

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Mother of slain businessman seeks more than $5,000 a month from his killer

Madam Tham Poh Kwai said she was dependent on her son Spencer Tuppani, who was stabbed outside a Telok Ayer Street coffeeshop in July 2017.

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5 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore, including 2 in community

No new cases were found in workers’ dormitories, said the MOH.

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HDB rental volume jumps in September as Malaysian workers return to S’pore

The phased reopening of Singapore’s border with Malaysia boosted the property rental market last month.

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