Daily roundup: Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok walks out of jail and into possible second marriage - & other top stories today

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Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today.

1. Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok: Out of jail....and into arms of ex-wife's bodyguard

After spending close to two years in jail for blasphemy, Jakarta's former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama will walk free on Thursday into a new job and possibly a second marriage with his girlfriend, a 21-year-old Muslim policewoman named Puput Nastiti Devi. Devi is reportedly his ex-wife's bodyguard from the time he served as governor... » READ MORE

2. About 70 Pines club members to sue Exklusiv Resorts

Photo: The Straits Times File

Disgruntled members of The Pines club are edging towards a face-off in court with motoring tycoon Peter Kwee, as nearly 70 of them - and counting - have come together to sue Mr Kwee's company, which owned and managed the now-defunct club...» READ MORE

3. Jayley Woo pens heartbreaking note to late boyfriend Aloysius Pang


Photo: Instagram/ Jayley Woo

Actress Jayley Woo's boyfriend Aloysius Pang, 28, died on Wednesday night (Jan 23) from grave injuries sustained in an overseas military training accident. Hours after the actor's passing, the 27-year-old penned a heartbreaking note on Instagram, saying "I have lost my world... » READ MORE

4. Chinese New Year hongbao: How much should you put in those red packets in 2019?

The Straits Times

Ang Baos are usually given at family gatherings, and children are particularly excited about receiving them. There are certain do's and don'ts related to the giving and receiving of Ang Bao so let's take a look at the common practices... » READ MORE

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