Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 4

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Dec 4, 2021.

WP leaders told Raeesah Khan to stick to the lie she had told Parliament: Committee of Privileges

Ms Khan said she was advised that there was no need for the truth to be told.

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Aide, volunteer say WP leaders were not upfront about being told Raeesah Khan lied in Parliament

Ms Khan “is not a sole actor in how things transpired”, said Ms Loh Pei Ying, who was her secretarial assistant.

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Raeesah Khan’s testimony to parliamentary committee: Timeline of events since August

She tells committee she would have admitted to lying in Parliament if WP leaders had told her to do so.

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Supply chains, interrupted: Why a bicycle takes 40 days to reach Singapore

ST looks at how supply chain problems have hit delivery times for everyday products.

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Daily ART tests for all VTL travellers arriving in S’pore from Dec 7

Seven countries including Ireland, Norway and Poland will also be placed in a higher-risk category.

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Vaccination-differentiated measures are better than mandating Covid-19 jabs

Such measures can be easily removed when Covid-19 is no longer the threat it is now, says Salma Khalik.

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Money lost to non-banking phishing scams from Jan to Oct 15 times higher than in same period last year

Losses amounted to $10.4 million in first 10 months of 2021, with 1,408 cases reported, up from 456 in same period last year.

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Pofma correction direction issued to Goh Meng Seng over false claims about Omicron variant

He is required to publish the correction notice on each Facebook post containing the falsehoods.

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Indonesian presidential politics: Of kings, warriors and dark horses

The manoeuvres for pole position to succeed Jokowi in the 2024 polls are under way, with the likely candidates building up their profiles in different ways. 

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Interactive: Explore the unseen beauty of Singapore’s Southern islands

Not heading overseas because of Omicron worries or the Covid-19 surge in Europe? Explore Singapore’s Southern Islands, and find out which are closed to the public.

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