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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 26

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, June 26.


Residents shocked and saddened by Low Thia Khiang’s decision to not contest GE2020

Many in single-seat Hougang, where Mr Low was first elected as MP in 1991 and served the constituency for 20 years, still remember him with great fondness.

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Singapore’s changing of the guard gathers pace as former prime minister Goh Chok Tong retires from politics

Mr Goh announced his decision to retire in a letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday.

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Singapore GE2020: Stakes high amid dark economic clouds

An empty departure hall at Changi Airport Terminal 3 due to many flights being grounded. In some industries such as tourism, aviation and bricks-and-mortar retail, job losses will be so widespread, severe, prolonged and, in some cases, permanent that

Managing the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath will take many more years, says Associate Editor Vikram Khanna.

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12 places, including [email protected], VivoCity and Bugis Junction, among those visited by Covid-19 patients

Other locations include Heartland Mall, Queensway Shopping Centre, Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Shopping Centre.  

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6 who flouted circuit breaker measures in Robertson Quay permanently banned from working in Singapore

They are among the 140 work pass holders who had their passes revoked between May 1 and June 25 for breaching Covid-19 related measures.

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Will Beijing’s party boss Cai Qi survive the coronavirus outbreak?

Analysts note Mr Cai has acted swiftly in curbing infections, and he is also President Xi Jinping’s protege.

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Surge in cyber attacks in Singapore’s education sector in April

Education institutions faced 16 times more attacks than other often-targeted organisations in the healthcare and retail sectors.

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Customers less satisfied with telco service: SMU study

The quality of service provided by mobile telcos has fallen by 3.2 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared with last year.

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Football: Liverpool win Premier League title with seven games to spare after Man City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea

Liverpool’s 30-year English title drought has ended.

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#Stayhome guide for Friday: Watch Chinese classical music concert, make murtabak telur mini and more

Watch the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s 2019 concert, Mystical Colours, which will be streamed on YouTube from today.

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