Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 30

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, July 30.


At least 93 victims lost $56.2m to business e-mail compromise scams from Jan to March 2022: Police

In some cases, scammers will impersonate the victims' supervisors and ask them to buy gift cards.

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When will Malaysia vote?

Political instability has been a persistent feature since an unprecedented change of government in 2018.

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Muslim youth, the reluctant kingmakers in Malaysia's general election

Millions of young Malaysians can now vote in the GE but convincing them to do so is not so simple.

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Another Malaysian man arrested for helping couple in luxury goods scam flee S'pore

The 38-year-old allegedly worked with a fellow Malaysian to help the couple leave Singapore on July 4.

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Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Teong Tzen Wei qualifies second-fastest for men's 50m fly final

He is in medal contention with his time of 23.24 seconds, just behind England's Ben Proud (23.06sec).

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Xi-Biden call helps calm tension but differences remain

Stark differences make it hard to bridge the widening ideological and rhetorical gap between the two countries.

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Accusations fly as dozens of Ukrainian POWs are killed in prison

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Moscow and Kyiv accuse each other of carrying out the attack.

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SFA reviewing internal procedures after miscommunication with kueh manufacturer

The agency had told Tiong Bahru Tian Bo Shui Kueh that a certain limit of sorbic acid was allowed in kueh products.

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Eating disorder cases among the young on the rise here

KKH is collaborating with non-profit organisation Caregivers Alliance to help parents care for such children.

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Prices for Rolex and Patek watches drop following crypto collapse

More trophy watches like Daytona, Nautilus 5711A are now available for those with cash to burn.

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