10 must-reads for today

Supporters of Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih celebrating on the streets of Male after the release of the election results.
Supporters of Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih celebrating on the streets of Male after the release of the election results.PHOTO: REUTERS
Grab's driver centre in Sin Ming Lane.
Grab's driver centre in Sin Ming Lane.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The Maldives, a tiny island nation caught between India and China, on Sunday elected opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as its next president, a surprise result after years of authoritarian rule. President Abdulla Yameen has promised to hand over power when his term in office ends on Nov 17.

Ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber were fined a combined $13 million yesterday for violating competition laws. The competition watchdog said the merger of both firms earlier this year infringed the Competition Act, which forbids any merger that significantly reduces competition here. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe