What's News: May 28, 2016

The spot, near Grampians National Park, where the accident reportedly took place.
The spot, near Grampians National Park, where the accident reportedly took place. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

TOP OF THE NEWS

6 accused of financing terror

Six Bangladeshi workers were yesterday charged with financing terrorism under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act, the first time the Act has been used for prosecution. The men, aged 26 to 34, who were detained here in March and last month, were planning attacks in Bangladesh with the hope of toppling their government.


TOP OF THE NEWS

S'poreans in Aussie car crash

A 24-year-old Singaporean man has been charged with dangerous driving in connection with an accident near Grampians National Park in Australia on Tuesday. He was at the wheel of a car involved in a head-on collision in which two of his four Singaporean passengers were critically injured.



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WORLD

Duterte to revive Sabah claim

In what could be another territorial spat, Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (photo) has said he will press the country's claim to Malaysia's Sabah state. He told a news briefing on Thursday that he will pursue the claim of the Sultanate of Sulu, a group of islands in the south of the Philippines, but did not provide further details.


WORLD

Police probing WSJ leak: Najib

Malaysia's central bank governor has made a police report against the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to investigate the leak of a confidential document. Disclosing this, Prime Minister Najib Razak described the publication of the leak as "very serious".


OPINION

Judicial review and the Govt

The US and Singapore share a commitment to the rule of law, even if their understanding may differ on how this works out, says CJ Sundaresh Menon. Here, judicial review is the sharp edge that keeps government action within the form and substance of the law.


HOME

Expect longer wait for durians

Consumers here will have to wait longer and pay more for quality durians from Malaysia, after hot weather caused supply to fall by half. The heat has also affected the supply of fresh coconuts and coconut water from Thailand, causing a price rise here.


HOME

Rape suspect: Girl started it

A man accused of raping a teenager said in court yesterday that the girl had initiated physical intimacy. Muhammad Firman Jumali Chew also accused lift technician Tung Shue Kiong, who had confronted him after the alleged offence, of being a "pervert".



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BUSINESS

Luxury watch market down

A gloomy economic outlook has dampened demand for luxury goods, hitting the luxury watch market in recent months.

Both Cortina Holdings and The Hour Glass, which are listed on the stock exchange, reported a sharp drop in full-year earnings.


SPORT

Sundram is the 'temporary one'

(From left) FAS president Zainudin Nordin, Sundram, FAS vice-president Lim Kia Tong and general secretary Winston Lee at a press conference to announce Sundram's appointment as coach of the national team.
(From left) FAS president Zainudin Nordin, Sundram, FAS vice-president Lim Kia Tong and general secretary Winston Lee at a press conference to announce Sundram's appointment as coach of the national team. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The Football Association of Singapore yesterday confirmed the worst-kept secret in town of the last fortnight, naming V. Sundramoorthy as caretaker coach on a one-year deal. But the short duration does not detract from the fact that his new bosses have full confidence in the first local coach in 16 years, setting him a semi-final target for the year-end AFF Suzuki Cup.


LIFE

$30,000 prize for kids' books

The Asian Festival Of Children's Content has a new $30,000 award for translated children's books. A joint initiative by the National Book Development Council of Singapore and casino operator Genting Singapore, it is the richest award in Asia for the genre. It will be given out next year.


LIFE

Zouk outing in Tokyo

As part of a push to go global, iconic home-grown club Zouk will co-host the beach stage for the first time at the renowned Summer Sonic 2016 in Tokyo on Aug 20.

The line-up includes hit-making American DJ duo the Chainsmokers, Italian brothers Vinai, Japanese DJ Yamato and Zouk resident Zushan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2016, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe