Daily Briefing: Seriously, Singapore birth rate is 'ok'; Newton MRT fire put out

And should the new National Defence Duty tax push through?

  • Population expert Professor Wolfgang Lutz believes Singapore is doing okay with birth rate. But here's the catch.
  • The fire that caused smoke to get inside the MRT was put out in an hour. Here's what actually happened.
  • Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC member of parliament Hri Kumar Nair proposed that PRs and expats pay a new National Defence Duty tax. Read about the proposal here.


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