Top stories from The Straits Times on Friday, May 25

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, May 25.

VIDEO: Trump cancels Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing 'open hostility'

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been expected to meet in Singapore on June 12, 2018, for high-level talks.PHOTO: THE NEW YORK TIMES

"If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write," wrote President Donald Trump.


SCDF investigating two videos showing ragging incident at fire station

The fire station pump well at Tuas View Fire Station where Singapore Civil Defence Force full-time national serviceman (NSF) Corporal Kok Yuen Chin was found unconscious.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Thursday (May 24) said it is investigating two videos showing what appears to be a 2017 ragging incident, in which an SCDF personnel is seen being dragged along the floor and struggling in a water-filled well.


Trump-Kim summit cancelled: A surprise non-meeting, from start to finish

Nobody ever thought that the June summit planned in Singapore between the United States and North Korea was going to be a walk in the park for either party.


North Korea says open to resolving issues with US after Trump scraps summit: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had reportedly made the utmost efforts to hold the summit with US President Donald Trump, said North Korea's vice-foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan as reported by the country's central news agency. PHOTO: AFP

North Korea's vice-foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan said the North is open to resolving issues with the United States whenever and however, after US President Donald Trump called off a June 12 summit in Singapore with its leader, Kim Jong Un.


VIDEO: Malaysia central bank and sovereign fund money used to pay 1MDB debts, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Najib Razak administration redeemed shares in wealth fund Khazanah Nasional worth RM1.2 billion, equivalent to a payment made on Aug 11, 2017 on behalf of the state investor previously controlled by the ousted former premier.PHOTO: REUTERS

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that RM3.2 billion (S$1.1 billion) of public assets were bought by Malaysia's central bank and sovereign wealth fund so it could pay 1MDB's debts last year.


MAS warns public against fraudulent e-mails and fake website

The e-mails claim that banks in Singapore have come under attack by hackers, and contain a link to a fake Monetary Authority of Singapore website.PHOTO: MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has warned the public against fraudulent e-mails impersonating the authority to get recipients to divulge their bank account IDs and passwords.


3 charged in separate e-scooter, bicycle incidents

(From left) E-scooter rider Ho Jun Wei, cyclist Sathappan Anbarasan and e-scooter rider Chew Hup Seng were charged with rash or negligent acts. Ho's and Sathappan's victims were injured and taken to hospital. ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW

Three people were charged with rash or negligent acts causing hurt in separate incidents involving e-scooters or bicycles.


Doctor on trial for rape: DPP says GP 'cooked up' his version about pelvic exam

General practitioner Wee Teong Boo, 67, has denied raping the woman, then a 23-year-old student, on Dec 30, 2015.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

A doctor on trial for raping a patient during a late-night consultation had his account of the events punctured by the prosecution, who alleged he had "cooked up" his version afterwards.


Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash

A 2014 showing part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site.PHOTO: AFP

Moscow rejected an international investigation that found a Russian missile downed flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border and blaming Kiev for the tragedy.


VIDEO: Movie producer Harvey Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Weinstein attending the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.PHOTO: AFP

Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to New York police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said.


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