Top stories from The Straits Times on Wednesday, June 6

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Wednesday, June 6.


Trump-Kim summit will be held at Sentosa's Capella Hotel: White House


 

The location of the restored hotel, which sits in the middle of 12ha of lawns and rainforest, is secluded and private. Experts say this could have been a key consideration for security-conscious US and North Korea.

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Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, found dead in New York apartment; police confirm suicide


 

Tributes to Spade - best known for her sleek handbags - have poured in from the fashion world and everyday women. A source close to the investigation revealed that she hanged herself and left a suicide note.

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Trump-Kim summit shows Singapore enjoys trust of US, North Korea as a neutral host: Vivian Balakrishnan

“It’s in a sense our (Singapore's) contribution to world peace,” Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said during a one-day working visit to Washington.

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Almost all government services to go digital by 2023


 

To enable this transformation, about 20,000 public servants - or one in seven of the public sector workforce - will be trained in data science by 2023.

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Malaysia's Finance Ministry unearths S$3.2b gas pipeline scandal


 

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said nearly 90 per cent of the contracts worth RM9.4 billion (S$3.2 billion) had been paid out but only 13 per cent of the work was completed.

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Generation Grit: Rebuilding her life after she saw her dad fall to his death


 

Miss Kelly Goh's mother died in 2012 while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Then, she had to live with the guilt and trauma of seeing her father fall eight storeys to his death.

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Man drags boy out of car, throws him by roadside in Sengkang; police investigating


 

Police said they were alerted on Monday afternoon to the incident in Sengkang East Way. A video showed the man repeatedly dragging the child out of a car onto the ground.

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Married manager admits molesting Indonesian maid repeatedly, causing her to flee


 

Molested four times by father of two Francis Lim Boon Liang in late 2016, the 24-year-old fled and went straight to the Manpower Ministry in Havelock Road.

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Asbestos debris found and removed from Pulau Ubin: NParks


 

This is the latest development in the spread of asbestos, which has since April been found at a number of places in the Southern Islands.

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Game for choice: 3 new budget gaming laptops face off


 

New gaming laptops are slimmer and more affordable than ever. The Straits Times puts three of these, which range from $1,598 to $2,199, to the test.

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