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Najib summoned for statements on 1MDB subsidiary, not for arrest: Malaysia anti-graft chief

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was summoned on Tuesday (May 22) to make a statement in an investigation into a subsidiary company of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption…

Najib Razak gives statement to Malaysian anti-graft body on 1MDB scandal

PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrived on Tuesday (May 22) at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya.

Malaysia police to look into threats against new MACC chief

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's police chief said on Tuesday (May 22) that he will look into allegations by the current chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that he was tailed in the United States at the height of the 1MDB…

NDP 2018: 'We Are Singapore' back as theme song, but with a twist

SINGAPORE: This year's National Day Parade (NDP) theme song is a revamped version of the old classic "We Are Singapore".

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CNB to trial use of computers and robots to collect and handle urine specimens

SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) will trial a new system in July which makes use of computers and robots to improve the collection and handling of urine specimens.


National Day Parade ticket applications open on Wednesday

SINGAPORE: Ticket applications for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) held at The Float @ Marina Bay will open from Wednesday (May 23) to Jun 3, the parade’s organising committee said on Tuesday.

Man jailed, caned for extortion, slapping teenager who chanted secret society slogan

Chia Kok Long was sitting at a void deck when he overheard a teenager shout a secret society slogan. He approached the group, slapped the teen twice and made them hand over the money in their wallets.


HDB launches almost 7,000 new flats in May sales exercise

SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 6,992 flats for sale under the May 2018 Build-to-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise, it said in a press release on Tuesday (May 22).


Malaysia to review high-speed rail link to Singapore, other mega projects

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will review the implementation of mega projects such as the high-speed rail line to Singapore, and a US$14 billion rail project connecting the country's east and west coasts, state news agency Bernama reported on…


US DOJ says pursuing investigations related to Malaysia's 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: The US Department of Justice said on Tuesday (May 22) it would continue to pursue investigations into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and looked forward to working with Malaysian law enforcement authorities, which have…

Thai protesters prepare to march in Bangkok, police set up barriers

BANGKOK: Anti-government protesters gathered in Bangkok on Tuesday (May 22) to prepare to march from a university in the Thai capital to Government House to demand that the military government hold a general election by November.


1MDB scandal: A timeline

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to turn up at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) headquarters on Tuesday morning (May 22) to record a statement to facilitate investigations into the case involving…


Two of Najib's lawyers quit, hours before he delivers statement at anti-corruption agency

KUALA LUMPUR: Two lawyers of Najib Razak have withdrawn themselves from representing him, hours before the former prime minister is due to give a statement to the anti-corruption commission.

Najib, 1MDB and billions of dollars: A look back at one of Malaysia’s biggest corruption scandals

KUALA LUMPUR: It is the day many Malaysians have been waiting for - when Najib Razak, once the country’s most powerful man, will give his statement to authorities over his alleged role in a multi billion-dollar corruption scandal.


Commentary: A tale of convergence between two big countries, two big leaders

Amid global uncertainty, China’s Xi Jinping adopts a conciliatory approach with India’s Narendra Modi – a timeout for the two rivals, says one observer.

The Big Read: When the music stops, Uber-less reality hits commuters and drivers

Uber's exit and Grab’s subsequent moves in light of its new-found dominance have left many feeling hard done by.

Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit, says Pence

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is willing to walk away from an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday (May 21), after North Korea called into…


US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined an aggressive series of moves designed to counter Tehran, which he called the world's top sponsor of terror.


Common parcel locker system to be piloted in Bukit Panjang, Punggol in October

A one-year nationwide common parcel system will be piloted in Bukit Panjang and Punggol in October this year to provide consumers with more choices to collect their parcels from locker stations located in these two estates.


Malaysia's Anti-Fake News Act will be repealed as soon as possible: Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's controversial Anti-Fake News Act will be repealed, the country's new Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said on Monday (May 21).

Monday, May 21

Malaysian Cabinet ministers sworn in at Istana Negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen members of Malaysia's first Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet were sworn in on Monday (May 21).

Najib could be charged under MACC Act if he fails to turn up: Official

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak could be charged under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 if he fails to turn up at the commission's headquarters in Putrajaya on Tuesday (May 22).

Malaysia PM Mahathir to civil servants: Don't break the law, even for me

KUALA LUMPUR: In his first address to civil servants, Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad asked for their "undivided cooperation" but told them not to bow to pressure to do anything illegal.

'Treated like a robber': Najib slams police raids and vows to fight on

PEKAN, Pahang: Making his first public appearance after stepping down as Barisan Nasional’s (BN) chairman, Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak returned to his constituency in Pekan on Sunday (May 20) and spent more than half an…

Sunday, May 20

New taxi orders, return of drivers: Are cab operators getting back on track?

ComfortDelGro’s recent move to expand its fleet is the “big U-turn” that indicates signs of a turnaround in the local taxi industry, some analysts say.

'Just jump': In commercial diving industry, claims of risky practices surface

Commercial divers speak out against what they see as a lax safety culture entrenched in some diving companies, a claim that the diving association’s chairman says is not surprising. But the chairman pointed out that most companies are not…

Universal welfare and saying 'no' to tuition: Teo You Yenn goes On the Record about inequality

SINGAPORE: It is not often that a book by an academic makes the bestseller lists.

'Mummy, help me find my soul': Learning to be a mum again, to help fix her child's broken mind

Life with schizophrenia is not easy, more so if you resent your only parent. But Valerie Liu's salvation was a mum who was ready to make amends for the past - and to learn to be the mother her child needed.

Saturday, May 19

Teen gunman attacks Texas high school art class, kills 10

SANTA FE, Texas: Texas on Saturday (May 19) will likely release the names of nine students and a teacher killed by a gunman, identified by authorities as a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol, who opened fire in a morning…

Meeting with Mahathir ‘warm, fruitful': PM Lee

No substantive bilateral issues, including the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project, were discussed during the visit, Mr Lee told reporters on Saturday.

PM Lee meets Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday (May 19) in Putrajaya.

Packaging-free stores sprout in Singapore, but will consumers give them the green light?

More than just "Bring your own bag" (BYOB), some zero-waste stores in Singapore want customers to also bring their own containers and bottles.

Friday, May 18

PM Mahathir Mohamad announces Malaysia Cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (May 18) unveiled his list of 14 Cabinet ministers to be sworn in next week, after the King approved the selection of names following a meeting at the palace.

52 bags, 10 watches, more than US$220,000 seized in raid at former PM Najib's home

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police seized 52 branded bags, 10 luxury watches and cash in multiple currencies including RM537,000 (US$135,000) in a raid of former prime minister Najib Razak's private residence that began on late Wednesday (May…

Hundreds of handbags, cash, jewellery seized by police at condo linked to former PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police seized 284 boxes containing designer handbags and dozens of bags stuffed with cash and jewellery from a private residence linked to former prime minister Najib Razak on Friday (May 18) morning.

SilkAir to be merged with Singapore Airlines after cabin revamp

The S$100 million cabin upgrades are expected to start in 2020.

Thursday, May 17

NS training deaths: New measures to improve investigations, says Ng Eng Hen

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says one of the measures is to have a member from the External Review Panel on SAF Safety to be in the Committee of Inquiry for any training-related deaths.

Training death of 3SG Gavin Chan: No negligence or misconduct, but SAF training rules reviewed

The Queensland’s police findings found no basis to charge any person following the death of 3SG Gavin Chan last September, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says.

Malaysia police search five properties linked to ousted PM Najib Razak

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police conducted searches through the night and into Thursday morning (May 17) at five locations linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, including the family home where he stays, a senior police officer said.

Mahathir 'compassionate', Najib's fall from grace 'karma', says Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: It has been mere hours since Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim was released from prison custody.