The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Aug 8, 2016

Today's top news headlines: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shares the National Day Message, an attempt to scam a woman is thwarted, and 'One-eyed Dragon' Tan Chor Jin's accomplice is found guilty after 9 years on the run.

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at:

* Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared his confidence that Singaporeans will hold together and succeed in spite of the global forces that threaten national unity.

*  An attempt to scam a 72-year-old woman on Aug 2 was thwarted after staff at Maybank suspected something was amiss when the woman asked to transfer a sum of $200,000 to help a friend facing problems with foreign immigration.

* An accomplice of infamous gangster Tan Chor Jin was convicted of harbouring Tan after being on the run for 9 years.