The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Aug 4, 2016

New bus operator to launch services in Sept; social service officer charged for misappropriating funds; Second flowering season begins

In The Straits Times' News In A Minute today, we look at: 

* Singapore's newest bus operator, British-based company Go-Ahead, is set to kick off operations on Sept 4, with routes serving commuters in the Pasir Ris and Punggol areas. 

* Chia Kwang Hwee, a Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) employee, has been charged with misappropriating funds meant for low income families.  

* From now till September, expect to catch Singapore's flora in full bloom, thanks to the thunderstorms the island has been experiencing after hot and dry spells.