Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on March 27 – The Straits Times

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, March 27. 


New code of conduct for tenancy agreements for retail premises; Govt backs call for new laws

It covers key tenancy terms, including who should bear the costs in preparing the lease agreement.

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Efforts to free stuck Suez Canal ship with tug boats suspended till Saturday

A US official said the Navy was prepared to send dredging experts to the canal, but was awaiting approval.

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Keen on green, but at what cost? Poll maps out S’porean attitudes to eco-friendliness

Singaporeans have differing views on green living and accepting the trade-offs that they face, a survey found.

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Sole Covid-19 community case in S’pore is a Myanmar maid who initially tested negative

She developed a cough and a runny nose on her first day of work at her employer’s home.

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No quick solution to Myanmar, says Vivian Balakrishnan after meeting Indonesia’s Jokowi

“It’s a tragedy that is unfolding… It’s going to take quite some time to resolve,” he said at the end of a two-day visit to Jakarta.

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Singapore’s public housing goes beyond four walls, says ex-HDB chief Cheong Koon Hean

It is also about creating an immersive experience that brings the community together, she says in an exclusive interview.

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Asian Americans speaking out amid surge in hate crimes

Many of them are protesting for first time after the recent Atlanta shootings that killed 6 Asian women.

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Genting Singapore clarifies executive chairman Lim Kok Thay’s salary to SGX

His supposed pay hike last year amid a 90% plunge in net profit was flagged in a LinkedIn post.

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Commentary: Drawing out value of digital art through non-fungible tokens

Questions remain over how investors should assess monetary worth of such assets.

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Singapore police warn of scammers posing as young women from Hong Kong

Scammers send unsolicited text messages with a woman’s picture.

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