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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 21

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Feb 21.


Over 8,600 fines issued for breach of Covid-19 safety measures

From April to December last year, more than 6,900 fines were meted out to those who broke safe distancing and safe management rules.

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Two killed in Mandalay city in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests

Hundreds of police and soldiers gathered at Yadanarbon shipyard in Mandalay to disperse protesters.

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Tanjong Pagar crash: Several factors could impact insurance claims

If you voluntarily get into a car knowing there are risks involved, and end up in an accident, the amount – and result – of your compensation claims may be affected.

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‘I jaywalk because I’m fast enough’: Why senior jaywalkers continue to risk life and limb

The number of senior pedestrian deaths ranged from 25 to 28 between 2015 and last year.

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Marina Bay view could be priciest real estate feature in Singapore

A collection of five penthouses, put up for sale recently at Marina Bay Residences with an indicative price of $138 million, will give a sense of how much a buyer would pay for this sought-after view.

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Why aren’t we more outraged about social media predators?

As society becomes desensitised to such deviant behaviour, parents must get angry for their kids, says Li Xueying.

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Staying afloat amid pandemic: What will happen to some firms when Jobs Support Scheme ends

Wage subsidies under the scheme will be extended until September for businesses badly hit by Covid-19, but other employers in sectors that have recovered will stop receiving them after March. 

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Myanmar’s use of lethal weapons against unarmed civilians ‘inexcusable’: MFA

Singaporeans in Myanmar are advised to remain indoors as far as possible.

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Man loses $130k to fake bitcoin trader

Overseas crooks lured him into parting with more money by lying that he had made profits.

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Did these billionaires, celebrities jump the Covid-19 vaccine queue?

Here are six people who have faced flak for allegedly doing so.

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