Top stories from The Straits Times on Wednesday, May 23

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Wednesday, May 23.


Donald Trump casts doubt on Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, says could be delayed 

The US President, speaking to reporters at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae In, said while the summit - set for June 12 - is on track, it may take place later than planned.

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Dead cyclist's family who received $4.3m payout 'suffered terribly' from loss

Mrs Sionnan Lawrence, the wife of Australian Benjamin Paul Lawrence who was killed in a horrific cycling accident in 2014, shedded light on her loss: "No one has ever been the same since."

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Najib's government deceived public over Malaysia's finances, was servicing 1MDB debt: Lim Guan Eng

The new finance minister said the previous government had paid RM6.98 billion (S$2.4 billion) of debt accumulated by controversial state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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Can the new Pakatan Harapan government take the politics out of Malaysia Inc?

Post-election activity on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange tells a depressingly familiar story: Companies are continuing to be rewarded or punished because of their political connections.

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5 of the 9 current NMPs likely to step down in September; blogger Xiaxue eyeing a seat

It is understood that applications for the next batch of Nominated MPs will open in about two weeks, in the first week of June.

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Decathlon to open 4th and biggest store in Kallang in collaboration with Sport Singapore

The sporting goods retailer's store in Stadium Boulevard will be about 5,000 sq m in size and is expected to open its doors in January next year.

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Generation Grit: 'Doctor said I'd never walk again but I couldn't sit at home and wait to die'

Diagnosed with leukaemia when she was four, Yap Qian Yin's life was upended for good when she suffered a spinal cord inflammation while undergoing cancer treatment. But the 27-year-old found the will to go on.

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Nursing home employee gets 22 months' jail, 3 strokes of the cane for molesting stroke patient

The 34-year-old man molested his 55-year-old victim - who had difficulty moving or speaking and had to use adult diapers - in November 2016.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

“Whether it’s fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information, we didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibilities," said the Facebook founder.

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Royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan make first appearance

Now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after a spectacular wedding, the couple attended a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th birthday of Harry's father, Prince Charles.

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