Top stories from The Straits Times on Sunday, June 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Sunday, June 3.


End of the line for the high-speed rail? The losers and winners

Hailed as a marquee project that would transform the way Singapore and Malaysia interact, Insight looks at why Malaysia might be changing its mind now.

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Trump-Kim summit in Singapore: Intricacies of planning for a high-level event

With the high stakes involved, the smallest detail can be sensitive and it is paramount that an appearance of parity be achieved - including finding a venue with multiple doors.

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Shangri-La Dialogue: China defends South China Sea moves as US alleges coercion

It was a day of pointing fingers at the Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday, as US Defence Secretary James Mattis and head of the Chinese delegation Lieutenant-General He Lei traded barbs.

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7 people, including 3 kids, taken to hospital after four-car chain collision in Sheares Avenue

A black Audi car flipped over and was found overturned on its back just before an ERP gantry in Sheares Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands hotel.

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Do MPs and grassroots volunteers pay for parking?

Singapore's clean wage policy - a wage system with no or minimal hidden perks or benefits in kind - has raised questions on how it applies to teachers, MPs and grassroots volunteers.

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Mobile phones a pain in the neck? Surge in young people suffering from 'text neck'

Orthopaedic surgeons and chiropractors have seen a surge in young people - some as young as six - with neck aches, wrist injuries and back pains.

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Singapore launches Digital Readiness Blueprint to help every last man cross the digital divide

The blueprint hopes to improve citizens' access to digital technology and equip them with the skills to use digital technology safely and confidently.

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Life support for the terminally ill: To switch off or not?

The question was recently discussed globally over the case of 23-month-old British toddler Alfie Evans, who died days after his life support was withdrawn in late April.

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Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Thailand is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic bags, which kill hundreds of marine creatures living near the country's popular beaches each year.

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Passenger's 'unbearable' body odour forces plane to make emergency landing 

The "unwashed" man had smelled so bad that staff onboard the Transavia flight reportedly attempted to quarantine him in the toilet after passengers began to vomit and faint.

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