What's News: June 21, 2017


Aetos cops nabbed under ISA

Two Singaporean auxiliary police officers have been arrested under the Internal Security Act for their links to terrorism. They were fellow Aetos officers at Woodlands Checkpoint. Muhammad Khairul Mohamed, 24, is being detained, while Mohamad Rizal Wahid, 36, has been placed on a Restriction Order.


Help with spotting fake news

An alliance of 22 Asian news organisations is set to team up and produce a checklist to help readers and journalists identify fake news, The Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez said at a conference.

They are also expected to compile a list of known sites that regularly spread misinformation.



Tsukiji fish market to move

Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market, the largest and busiest fish market in the world, will be moved to a new site 23km away. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike confirmed the move to the site in the city's Toyosu district yesterday, but stressed the market will move back within five years to its redeveloped original site near the Ginza shopping district.


US to decide on steel imports

The White House is on the cusp of a major decision about whether to impose new restrictions on steel imports, a choice that has divided President Donald Trump's administration while sparking global fears about a burgeoning trade war.


Concerns about Iskandar

The Iskandar Malaysia development region has drawn thousands of Singaporean home buyers but, now, there are worries of an oversupply and falling prices. Lee Xin En discusses the outlook and whether Iskandar can become another Shenzhen.


Scoot to launch 5 new flights

Low-cost carrier Scoot will launch five new flights in the next year, with details to be announced on July 25, when it is fully integrated with Tigerair. Its new service to Athens, Greece, began yesterday, and will operate four times a week.


697 NDCS patients contacted

The National Dental Centre Singapore has contacted 697 out of the 714 patients who may have been treated with equipment that had not been fully sterilised. Of them, 115 patients visited the centre for further clarification after receiving a call about the incident.


US dollar regains strength

The United States dollar has been weighed down this year by weaker-than-expected economic data and controversies surrounding the Trump administration, but it has recently regained some ground against Asian currencies, including the Singdollar, amid optimism over a seemingly stronger US economic outlook.


Low not expecting perfection

Germany coach Joachim Low said he had no expectations that his new-look Confederations Cup squad would be "perfect". The World Cup champions - without Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller - were given a fright by Australia on Monday, but managed to win 3-2. Low said some growing pains were to be expected, and he backed goalkeeper Bernd Leno despite his blunders.



S'porean to helm Taipei fest

Singaporean curator and dramaturg Tang Fu Kuen (above right) will succeed Mr Keng Yi-wei (above left) as the artistic director for the Taipei Arts Festival from next year until 2020. Mr Tang aims to be the bridge between artists of Taiwan and South-east Asia. He is the first foreigner to be appointed artistic director. D9


Safe watch

Watch how Active Mobility Enforcement Officers ensure users of personal mobility devices ride safely. http://str.sg/4byp


Spot on

How does facial acupuncture treat cosmetic and health issues? How painful is it? Find out more at http://str.sg/4E3S

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