Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 30

MediShield Life coverage set to widen next year; premiums may rise by up to 35%

This will be the first increase in premiums for the compulsory health insurance since its launch five years ago.

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MediShield Life review: 5 key benefits for S’poreans, from higher annual claim limits to better coverage

They include higher annual and daily ward claim limits, removal of some exclusions.

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First US presidential debate: Where Trump and Biden stand on 6 main issues

The long-anticipated first debate between Trump and Biden kicks off at 9am, Singapore time. 

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Changi Airport Terminal 1, Alexandra Village Food Centre and IMM among places visited by Covid-19 patients

Ngee Ann City, Bugis Junction and Bugis+ were also listed as new locations visited by patients.

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Citi to open its largest wealth hub globally in Singapore in December

Its 30,000 sq ft space at 268 Orchard will cater to those with $250k in investible assets.

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MediShield Life FAQs: Better coverage, higher premiums, but what if I can’t afford it?

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the scheme.

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WP Sylvia Lim’s motion to speak on ex-maid Parti Liyani’s case not picked for next Parliament sitting

Instead, Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng will speak on the topic of protection against second-hand cigarette smoke in homes in his adjournment motion.

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Muhyiddin’s pick Hajiji Mohd Noor sworn in as new Sabah Chief Minister

Mr Hajiji’s appointment is another big win for Mr Muhyiddin, who is facing a leadership challenge in Parliament from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

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Singapore’s 2020 Michelin Guide cancelled

The guide has cancelled its selection of star-studded Singapore restaurants for this year due to the long period of closure of restaurants amid Covid-19.

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Pay TV operators need to become ‘super aggregators’ to retain subscriber base

Operators have to offer diverse new content at reasonable prices and bundle in over-the-top services, say analysts.

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