The Big Story: Thousands evacuated due to Malaysia floods, number of PMD-related fires hit new high, and new data security rules

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SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Dylan Ang, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

In Monday's (Dec 16) episode, Malaysia correspondent Trinna Leong will discuss the floods in Malaysia, where thousands have been forced to evacuate.

Next, journalist Toh Ting Wei will talk about the number of fires related to personal mobility devices (PMDs) reaching its highest in five years.

Lastly, journalist Hariz Baharudin will share about new data security rules for the public sector in 2020. Agencies will soon be required by law to decide within 72 hours whether or not to notify affected parties about a data breach.

In #WhatsTrending, multimedia journalist Kimberly Jow will look at the stories trending online.

In Monday's segment, she will talk about the false assault report made by a Nanyang Technological University student, fake news, and the new spin-off of Yanxi Palace on Netflix.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include Conservative's landslide win at the British election, Singapore Athletics regretful after criticism, and simulator training for all learner motorists from December 16.

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