Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, May 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Thursday, May 17.


VIDEO: Malaysian police conduct overnight searches at 2 of former PM Najib Razak's residences


Police cars and a truck were seen in former prime minister Najib Razak's house in Kuala Lumpur at around 10.15pm.PHOTO: AFP

Police reportedly took several boxes and items from Mr Najib's Taman Duta home and his condominium apartments in downtown Kuala Lumpur. No arrests were made. 

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More officers being investigated over SCDF NSF death, four promotions withheld: MHA


Corporal Kok Yuen Chin died after he was found unconscious inside a pump well at Tuas View Fire Station on May 13, 2018.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

The two SCDF regular personnel, who were arrested on May 14 in relation to the death of Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, will also be suspended from service on half-pay pending the outcome of police investigations. 

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VIDEO: Donald Trump says 'we'll see' on North Korea summit, to insist on denuclearisation


US President Donald Trump outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, US on May 16, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The US President acknowledged it was unclear if his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore would go ahead after Pyongyang threatened to pull out. 

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Anwar Ibrahim makes first public speech in 3 years, says King asked his wife if she wanted to be PM


Supporters of Anwar Ibrahim at Padang Timur where opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim spoke at a political rally for the first time in three years on May 16, 2018.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Several thousand supporters filled a field in the Petaling Jaya suburb of Selangor to see the former deputy premier, who joked that he had taken a three-year unpaid holiday during his time in jail.

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Ministerial statement on NS training deaths to be delivered by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen


Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen will deliver the statement on May 17, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

Dr Ng's statement in Parliament today follows the deaths of Corporal Kok Yuen Chin earlier this week and Corporal First Class Dave Lee last month.

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Same-sex couple drop case against ROM for voiding their marriage


The Singaporean couple had approached the High Court for permission to challenge ROM's decision to void their marriage but they have now dropped the case.ST ILLUSTRATION: ADAM LEE

The couple had different genders when they married but the husband underwent surgery and became a woman. ROM then voided the marriage.

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4 in 5 young adults in Singapore experience quarter-life crisis, says study


Ms Huien Lim (second from left), 24, chatting with colleagues. Ms Lim changed jobs three times in two years before landing her "ideal" job in public relations. A study has found that, like her, four in five young professionals in Singapore have felt anxiety over issues such as finding the right job fit.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Singapore ranked fourth out of 16 territories in terms of the prevalence of experiences of quarter-life crisis in the study by professional social network LinkedIn. 

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More showers in second half of May, temperatures could go up to 35 deg C


Moderate to heavy short thundery showers are forecast between the late morning and afternoon on six to eight days in May.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Expect wet and warm conditions, with moderate to heavy short thundery showers between the late morning and afternoon on six to eight days.

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VIDEO: Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia: Whistleblower


Cambridge Analytica former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Cambridge Analytica and data privacy in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 16, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

Christopher Wylie told a Senate panel the political consulting group used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence.

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Football: Atletico Madrid crush Marseille 3-0 to win their third Europa League title


Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann with the trophy as they celebrate winning the Europa League in the Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France on May 16, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

French striker Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid, scoring twice to help his club win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.

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