TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.
1) Knife attack in London
In a series of unfortunate events happening in Europe, the latest being a knife attack which happened today Thursday Aug 4 in central London in which one woman was killed and five people injured. A 19-year-old man has since been arrested for murder.
2) The Malaysian Ringgit looks like it’s going to get weaker
The ringgit will weaken to 4.10 per US dollar by the end of September and 4.15 by year-end, according to the median estimates of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Rabobank is more bearish, predicting 4.15 by Sept 30 and 4.30 by the end of December.
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Hopefully, this will mean that durians will get cheaper for us here in Singapore.
3) Ministry of Social and Family Development employee stole $340,000 meant for needy and spent it on luxury goods
Specifically, $5,465 at Louis Vuitton outlets at Marina Bay Sands and ION Orchard, $3,500 at Francis Cheong boutique at Orchard Hotel and $1,252 at a Jean Yip salon at Nex mall in Serangoon.
4) Fans furious over Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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This is despite JK Rowling’s warnings that it’s a script of the stage play and not a book.
5) Punggol Walk flats swarmed with bees
Swarms of bees were seen at some five blocks of flats in Punggol and took exterminators nearly two hours to kill them. One exterminator said the bees, likely common Malayan bees, could have been drawn to the light sources as their hives nearby could have been destroyed by wind and rain.