Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 16

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, June 16.

9 more Covid-19 cases linked to Bukit Merah View food centre; closure extended to June 26

This brings the total number of cases in the cluster to 25.

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Dickson Yeo had approached various people in Singapore, applied for government jobs to get info: ISD

But no classified information pertaining to Singapore had been compromised as a result of Yeo’s activities.

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New govt workgroup to help hawkers tap food delivery platforms

Discussions will focus on concerns hawkers face and ways that they may be incentivised to tap food delivery platforms.

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Father heroically saved son after electric shock from Toa Payoh lamp post

His 14-year-old son is still in hospital with electrical burns and an elevated muscle enzyme count. 

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China sends 28 warplanes near Taiwan in year’s largest exercise

It is China’s largest sortie to Taipei as the island seeks to strengthen ties with the US.

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Gallery honouring Cultural Medallion artists to open at The Arts House

PM Lee announced the gallery at a book and exhibition launch about centenarian artist Lim Tze Peng.

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Trio accused of assault in Clementi teen’s death to face more charges, possibly including capital ones

The trio are accused of hitting Ms Huang Baoying with a wooden pole at around 11pm on May 4.

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Woman in Hari Raya wedding photo controversy responds to PA’s cancellation of planned meeting

She says it was a missed opportunity for constructive dialogue.

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Myopia rising among kids here as screen time goes up during the pandemic

Eye-care professionals see more kids who are starting to have myopia, or whose condition has worsened.

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Stay-home guide for Wednesday: Watch a riveting law drama, tour Sydney virtually and more

Or order rice and noodle bowls brimming with toppings.

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