Top stories from The Straits Times on Monday, May 28

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Monday, May 28.


New mandatory CareShield Life replaces ElderShield in 2020, will offer wider coverage for severely disabled


CareShield Life will be compulsory, automatically getting everyone who is between the ages of 30 and 40 in 2020 to start paying premiums. PHOTO: ST FILE

The government-run scheme will automatically get everyone who is between the ages of 30 and 40 in 2020 to start paying premiums. Future cohorts will join at the age of 30.

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VIDEO: Trump sees 'brilliant potential' for North Korea as Singapore summit prep back on track


"Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!," US President Trump said, confirming that a US team "has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the summit". 

"Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!" tweeted Mr Trump as US and North Korean officials met at the Panmunjom border truce village on Sunday. 

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VIDEO: 166 PMD offences in first 15 days since stiffer rules kick in


Under the new laws, riders of personal mobility devices have to adhere to weight, width and speed limits, and the rules also spell out where the devices can be used. PHOTO: ST FILE

A Land Transport Authority spokesman said that of the offences committed, 102 will be investigated under the Active Mobility Act which came into effect on May 1.

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CareShield Life: A good scheme that engenders social cohesion, but a couple of puzzling points


One gripe against the existing ElderShield scheme is that the payout of $400 is too small, and the six-year limit to payouts leaves those who live longer out on a limb. PHOTO: ST FILE

While some may baulk at another compulsory health insurance programme, ST senior health correspondent Salma Khalik says the move to include all does help solve some of the problems with its predecessor.

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'Unconventional' bus stop in Bukit Timah Road an innovative way to overcome land constraints: MOT


A bus stop along Bukit Timah Road with railings situated in front of it. PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

The Ministry of Transport was responding to recent online criticism over the bus stop's design, which requires commuters to walk several metres from the shelter to board the bus. 

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SingHealth to cut off staff access to cloud storage from July 1


A file photo of the nurses station at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Nurses The Straits Times spoke to said they use cloud services to share presentation notes and incident reports as these platforms are more convenient to use. PHOTO: ST FILE

The other clusters of public hospitals and clinics in Singapore will also implement similar measures in the coming months amid heightened cyber threats.

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Prudential to pay $100 to each customer with May 24 deduction


A missing decimal point is believed to be behind a "technical glitch" that affected the monthly premiums of some Prudential Singapore customers on May 24. PHOTO: ST FILE

Prudential said those not affected by the erroneous Giro deductions - a "technical glitch" which hit 22,000 customers - last week will also get the $100. 

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Malaysian govt evaluating economic implications of cancelling HSR: Economic Affairs Minister


An artist's impression of the high-speed rail terminal in Jurong East. PHOTO: FARRELLS

Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali highlighted the importance of having talks with Singapore first to discuss how the RM50 billion (S$16.9 billion) project can be reviewed.

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1MDB's S$2.4 billion 'bailout' largest one in Malaysia: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng


Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the RM7 billion paid by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to service 1MDB debt in the past year was the "single largest bailout" by Malaysia's government. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mr Lim was responding to former PM Najib Razak's comments in a Facebook post on Friday that there was no 1MDB bailout by the previous government.

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Upcoming Dempsey developments among plans to rejuvenate Tanglin Village


There are plans to redevelop the Dempsey area (pictured) as part of the rejuvenation of Tanglin Village. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

A new lifestyle hot spot looks set to be coming up in the area, with the Singapore Land Authority enhancing its infrastructure over the next two years. 

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