Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 2

Securing jobs key theme on day two of campaign

Parties hold e-rallies and debates as well as walkabouts to take their message to voters.

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Vivian refutes Chee on SDP’s 10m population claim

Singapore’s population will not go up to 6.9 million, let alone 10 million, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

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PM Lee on how EDB drew in $13b in first 4 months this year

PM Lee described it as “an extraordinary feat”. In an ordinary year, the EDB would attract about $10 billion for the whole year.

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Economy a top issue on voters’ minds, say analysts

When Singaporeans cast their votes on July 10, jobs and the economy can be expected to be a defining issue.

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The atmosphere is missing, but the message is clearer

Parties have shown so far that there can be advantages to conducting election hustings virtually.

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Covid-19: Eye and face scans part of touch-free travel at Changi Airport

Travellers will be able to breeze through Changi Airport with minimal contact with staff and surfaces.

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Indian groom’s wedding, funeral leave more than 100 infected with coronavirus

The 26-year-old groom had symptoms of the deadly virus when he got married on June 15. He died two days later.

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Hong Kong police arrest 370 people, 10 under new security law, as anger boils over in July 1 protests

Authorities locked down Causeway Bay, the traditional venue for large demonstrations, closing off key roads to control traffic.

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S’porean student swept away by waves off Australian coast

MFA is seeking permission from the Australian government for the family of  Goh Heng Yi, 23, to travel there.

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#Stayhome guide for Thursday: Go on a virtual road trip of Switzerland, explore Chinatown Heritage Centre and more

Enjoy Switzerland’s beautiful countryside, 22 lakes and 11 Unesco World Heritage sites.

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