The Straits Times' News In A Minute: July 12, 2016

Train defects did not pose safety concern: Khaw; StanChart robbery suspect flew to Bangkok, checked into hostel; telcos offer free data for National Day.

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

* Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the 26 China-made trains with hairline cracks did not pose a safety concern, and as such, the issue was not made public when it was discovered in 2013.

* David James Roach, the 26-year-old Canadian who allegedly robbed the Standard Chartered Bank in Holland Village last Thursday, fled to Bangkok and calmly checked into a $16-a-night hostel within hours of the robbery.

* Telcos Singtel, StarHub and M1 have all rolled out mobile data promotions to celebrate Singapore's 51st birthday.