Top stories from The Straits Times on Saturday, March 9

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, March 9.


Mikhy Farrera-Brochez indicted by US grand jury on three counts


Mikhy Farrera Brochez is escorted out of the Clark County District Court house in Winchester, Kentucky, on Feb 18, 2019. PHOTO: ARDEN BARNES FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

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Why Singapore's roads are less safe now

Statistics from the Traffic Police show that there were 7,690 accidents which resulted in injuries last year.
Statistics from the Traffic Police show that there were 7,690 accidents which resulted in injuries last year. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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Once extinct here, saltwater crocodiles now back in force


Two estuarine crocodiles spotted at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on May 17, 2015. The animals have been making a comeback since they were declared extinct here in 1996. PHOTO: BEN LEE

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Hyflux retail investors get bigger cash recovery after senior creditors give up part of their share


Hyflux owes $1.68 billion to unsecured creditors, including $678 million to contingent claimants. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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Singapore companies, including rivals, can team up to expand overseas: Heng Swee Keat


Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat speaks while Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao editor Goh Sin Teck looks on during an annual post-Budget forum organised by Lianhe Zaobao on March 8, 2019. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

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Malaysians hit by shortage of affordable housing

Home buyers checking out a housing expo early this month in Kuala Lumpur, where 180 developers offered 22,000 housing units priced at RM300,000 or less. Developers were asked to offer at least a 10 per cent discount, and the government will exempt st
Home buyers checking out a housing expo early this month in Kuala Lumpur, where 180 developers offered 22,000 housing units priced at RM300,000 or less. Developers were asked to offer at least a 10 per cent discount, and the government will exempt stamp duties for these homes. PHOTO: BERNAMA

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Trump won't sign China trade pact unless it's 'great'


Trump speaks to the press before boarding Marine One at the White House on March 8, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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Giant supermarket worker hurt after arm caught in meat grinder


The Giant Express outlet along Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 where the incident occured. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

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Parliament: Drowning detection system to be rolled out at 11 public pools by April 2020


Public pools at Hougang, Jurong West, Our Tampines Hub and Bukit Batok will be equipped with the Computer Vision Drowning Detection Systems by June 2019, and seven more by April 2020. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

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'It's ridiculous!': Lin Ching-hsia laughs off divorce rumours


A celebrity claimed that Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia had split from her husband of 25 years over his infidelity and received $350 million in alimony. PHOTO: WEIBO/LIN CHING-HSIA

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