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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Jan 28

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Jan 28.

Resident employment rebounds to pre-Covid levels by end-2020: MOM

Total employment – the number of workers in jobs – contracted in the same period by 13,500 workers.

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Religious institutions should remain welcoming, not turn into ‘fortresses’: Shanmugam

He was responding to a suggestion that religious groups here enhance security measures in the wake of a teen’s terror plot.

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How a Sec 4 student who planned to attack mosques in S’pore was radicalised within months

A 16-year-old Singaporean planning a terror attack at two mosques was detained last month.

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S’pore can now produce its own mask filters, ensuring enough masks in Covid-19 pandemic

The country will have a sustainable supply in the event that Singaporeans need higher-grade masks.

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‘Wait for your family to die’: Woman convicted after spitting at KFC staff during circuit breaker

Lin Si Ting pleaded guilty to one count each of harassment and using criminal force on the staff.

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S’pore, India in talks to resume passenger flights gradually, but not on travel bubble: CAAS

Singapore is not discussing an air travel bubble in which leisure travel can resume, says CAAS.

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Thaipusam more muted this year amid Covid-19 pandemic, but devotion shines through

Unlike previous years, there were no large crowds and musical instruments at this year’s festival.

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IMH report on man accused of Felicia Teo’s murder in 2007 ready; case adjourned to March

Ahmad Danial Mohamed Rafa’ee, who is now in remand, will be back in court on March 11.

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34 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported; none in community for 6th day in a row

The new cases on Thursday take Singapore’s total to 59,425.

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Wife of late chef Tan Yong Hua focuses on bun business to honour husband’s memory

Madam Sandra Chan and her late husband fell in love with the buns in Malaysia.

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