Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, May 18.
Malaysian police seize 284 luxury bags, 72 bags of cash and valuables from Najib-linked apartments
Five police trucks were loaded with hundreds of orange boxes containing Hermes Birkin bags. “The total sum worth of items cannot be ascertained now.”
NS deaths and 99-year HDB flat leases: Answers to 2 key issues, but some questions remain
While the issues of National Service and HDB flats are admittedly different, both are politically sensitive matters that can affect the social compact between the Government and the people.
Donald Trump says North Korea summit still on, offers Kim Jong Un strong ‘protections’
The US President said he was “willing to do a lot” and offer the North Korean leader “protection” if he were to make an agreement at the June 12 summit.
Anwar Ibrahim says ‘shattered’ ex-Malaysian PM Najib called him twice on election night
“When he called on the night of the election, I advised him as a friend to concede and move on,” said Mr Anwar.
There is still value in older HDB flats: Lawrence Wong
The National Development Minister noted that owners of older HDB flats today have become “overly anxious” about how much their flats can fetch in the resale market.
Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines most sought after employers, survey shows
The annual ranking by leading recruitment agency Randstad collated views from more than 175,000 respondents in 30 countries worldwide.
Bamboo trees in Kyoto’s iconic Arashiyama forest defaced by tourists
At least 100 trees in the Unesco World Heritage Site were found with carvings in English, Chinese and Korean alphabet.
Summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, spewing ash cloud 9,000m high
Authorities have urged area residents to take cover, and maintained a code red aviation alert – meaning no air traffic permitted – first signalled on Tuesday.
New lease of life and management for homegrown fashion label M)phosis
Known for its clean-cut pieces in basic colours, the label is making its comeback at Century Square mall in Tampines on June 6.
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress: Britain’s best-kept secret
Will it be white? Satin or lace? British or foreign made? The tightly-guarded secret will finally be revealed on Saturday.