What's News: May 25, 2018

US President Donald Trump speaks about his cancelling the summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, on May 24, 2018.
US President Donald Trump speaks about his cancelling the summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, on May 24, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TOP OF THE NEWS

Trump cancels S'pore summit

United States President Donald Trump has cancelled his planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on the same day that Pyongyang announced it had dismantled its only known nuclear test site. The talks between the two leaders were aimed at ridding the reclusive state of its nuclear weapons.

TOP OF THE NEWS

Anti-graft chief cautioned

Officers involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad probe should not speak too much publicly so as not to prejudice investigations, three lawyers said, commenting on new anti-graft chief Mohd Shukri Abdull's recent claims that he and other senior investigators were offered bribes.

A policeman standing guard outside a church, one of three hit by suicide bombers in Surabaya, Indonesia, earlier this month.
A policeman standing guard outside a church, one of three hit by suicide bombers in Surabaya, Indonesia, earlier this month. PHOTO: REUTERS

WORLD

Anti-terror law to get update

Improvements to an anti-terror law expected to be passed today will allow the Indonesian authorities to hold anyone suspected of planning a terror attack, based on preliminary leads, for up to 21 days. The move extends the current seven-day maximum period, according to a draft anti-terror Bill seen by The Straits Times yesterday.

WORLD

More pushback against China

Disinviting China from the long list of countries in the biennial Rim of the Pacific multilateral maritime war exercise this year may be the beginning of a broader push to impose costs on China for its increasing militarisation of islands in the disputed South China Sea, analysts say.

OPINION

Karnataka's warning signals

The recent Karnataka state election outcome flags the dangers ahead for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who remains popular but will not have it as easy as before in next year's general election, says associate editor Ravi Velloor. 

HOME

Morning delay on DTL

A signalling fault, which was not resolved until nearly 9am, caused delays on the Downtown Line yesterday. No alert about the glitch was sent out by operator SBS Transit despite commuters' complaints on Facebook and Twitter.

HOME

New president for NCSS

There will be a new president for the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) board. Full-time volunteer and former lawyer Anita Fam will take over from Mr Hsieh Fu Hua when his term ends on July 31. Ms Fam is currently the elected vice-president.

BUSINESS

MAS turns up heat on ICOs

An initial coin offering (ICO) has been stopped in its tracks by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as it broke rules governing securities and futures contracts.

The ICO issuer has returned all funds received from Singapore-based investors.

SPORTS

Man City's growing empire

In the decade since Manchester City have been bankrolled by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour, they have won eight major titles. But City's owners have also built an ambitious global corporate empire. Launched in 2012, the City Football Group is a unique multinational enterprise which owns or co-owns six clubs on four continents, while continuing to explore opportunities in China and India.

LIFE

Jay Chou to perform at F1

Mandopop king Jay Chou, British pop sensation Dua Lipa and Dutch dance music star Martin Garrix are among the major music acts performing at the upcoming 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which will be taking place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from Sept 14 to 16.

What it should have been

In yesterday's report, "Man on drugs pushed cop - causing officer to fall, suffer bleeding in brain", we had inadvertently used the photo of Mr Arunachalam Elayaraja and his wife, and identified him wrongly as the accused Ampalagam Alagu.

We are sorry for the error and any embarrassment or distress suffered by him and his family.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2018, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe