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Evening Update: Today’s headlines from The Straits Times on March 2

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Tuesday, March 2.


Parliament: 1,700 flats surrendered to HDB over past 5 years, reasons include divorce

Common reasons included divorce, break-ups between engaged couples, and annulment of marriage.

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Myanmar situation an ‘enormous, tragic step back’, use of lethal force unacceptable: PM Lee

PM Lee called for the military regime to release Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Slightly hazy conditions with burning smell in parts of Singapore on Tuesday morning due to hot spot in Johor: NEA

The hot spot was detected in Johor in the late afternoon on Monday.

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Actor Terence Cao, guest charged with breaking Covid-19 rules at fellow actor Jeffrey Xu’s birthday party

13 people attended the party at a condominium apartment in Daisy Road off Braddell Road.

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Remains found in pot case: Mum gets discharge not amounting to acquittal for murder of toddler

She can still be prosecuted for the offence later, depending on the evidence that emerges.

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Pre-1987 HDB flats mostly upgraded; 56k newer flats next in line for home improvement programme

Next in line for upgrading will be a newer batch of flats built between 1987 and 1997.

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Two workers who died due to Tuas fire were in their 20s, supporting families back home

The two Bangladeshi men died along with site supervisor Marimuthu S, a 38-year-old Indian national.

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Malaysia lifts MCO for KL, Selangor, Johor and Penang

They will be placed under the more relaxed Conditional MCO from Friday.

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Japanese upscale supermarket chain Kinokuniya launches first pop-up in Singapore

Its first pop-up venue here is at the Japan Rail Cafe at Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar.

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8 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

All eight had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore.

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