10 must-reads for today

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The RSS Stalwart berthed in the Zhanjiang Naval Base.
The RSS Stalwart berthed in the Zhanjiang Naval Base. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Malaysia's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is now the largest party in Parliament, but its first leadership polls since becoming part of the government are mired in controversy. Calls for revotes are mounting over claims of rigging, bribery and unfair oversight. At some voting centres, violent scenes of fist fights and chairs thrown have resulted in injury.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore in its half-yearly macroeconomic review said that although Singapore has so far escaped relatively unscathed from the United States-China trade conflict, this is set to change. Singapore's economy is likely to expand at a slower pace for the rest of the year as a result, it said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe