What's News: July 05, 2016

Employees working at the wafer production line at REC Solar ASA manufacturing facility in Tuas.
Employees working at the wafer production line at REC Solar ASA manufacturing facility in Tuas.PHOTO: ST FILE

TOP OF THE NEWS

2 new TB cases in AMK block

The Health Ministry is monitoring two new suspected tuberculosis cases from an Ang Mo Kio block where six other people also came down with the disease.

Hundreds of current and former residents of the block have undergone testing since the cluster was discovered.


TOP OF THE NEWS

Parking fee hike explained

The Housing Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority have defended their move to increase parking fees, saying they would face big shortfalls if the fees stay as they are. Both agencies told The Straits Times that the cost of operating carparks has risen by 40 per cent since the last fee hike in 2002.



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WORLD

Turnbull under fire

Australia's embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday faced open recriminations within his party and calls by the opposition to resign following a dismal election result which could leave the nation with a hung Parliament.


WORLD

KL explores free vaccination

The Malaysian Health Ministry is mulling over a radical move to provide free vaccination for all children under five years, including migrants and refugees, as the country reels from a spike in cases of parents rejecting vaccinations for their children.


OPINION

China a rising, fragile power

China is not part of the emerging market, nor Brics, nor Chindia. China has to be understood on its own terms. What it is is a rising global power, but one that is fragile, acutely aware of its vulnerabilities, says Jean-Pierre Lehmann in the By Invitation column.


HOME

Waterfall victim 'a doting dad'

A man who fell to his death from a waterfall in Malaysia has been described as a doting father and nature lover by his family. Mr David Cho Kah Loong, 47, had been trying to get to his seven-year-old daughter who had slipped on rocks and is now in intensive care.


HOME

Medium gets jail, cane for rape

A self-styled spiritual master who told a woman he could help her get rid of ghosts in her home raped her when she became drowsy after drinking a cup of "holy water" he had given her. Ow Siew Hoe, 49, was sentenced to 12 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane yesterday.


BUSINESS

Factory activity down again

A sluggish global economy continued to weigh on Singapore's manufacturing, with factory activity contracting for the 12th month in a row last month.

Elsewhere in the region, manufacturing experienced a small lift in some economies but analysts say the uptick will be short-lived and long-term prospects remain poor.


Hamilton after the Austrian Grand Prix. The Briton hopes he can still fight Rosberg after three collisions in five races.
Hamilton after the Austrian Grand Prix. The Briton hopes he can still fight Rosberg after three collisions in five races. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

SPORT

Let's keep fighting, says Hamilton

Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton (photo) says there is no place for team orders, despite recent collisions with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The German, meanwhile, said the latest incident in Austria on Sunday will not affect his ongoing contract-renewal talks.


LIFE

Broadway Beng turns 10

Actor Sebastian Tan's popular revue character Broadway Beng celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new concert at the Capitol Theatre, from next Thursday till July 31. A film crew will be at the first few shows to capture footage for a Broadway Beng movie, which is slated for release in 2018.


LIFE

Hotel art fair moving to mall

Home-grown hotel art fair Art Apart is moving from hotel rooms to Isetan Wisma Atria for its eighth edition. It will run from next Monday to Aug 28 instead of the usual three days. The $10 admission fee has been scrapped.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2016, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe