Top stories from The Straits Times on Wednesday, May 23

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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