What's Next: Oct 5, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference in Sydney, on Sept 25, 2017.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference in Sydney, on Sept 25, 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Plan for tougher anti-terrorism laws

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will propose a suite of tougher anti-terrorism laws to be followed by all states and territories at a special national security meeting in Canberra today.

The plans include holding terror suspects for 14 days without charge and beefing up the national database to include biometric data from drivers' licences.

NUS study based on blood sugar levels

The National University of Singapore's School of Public Health is releasing a study based on the data of blood sugar levels of diabetic patients here. The study found that patients with periods of extreme blood sugar levels have a significantly higher risk of developing serious complications, even if their levels become lower subsequently.

Dialogue on world trading system

The fourth Singapore-WTO Policy Dialogue on the World Trading System for senior government officials from Asia and the Pacific takes place today at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore. The dialogue is intended to provide an opportunity for senior government officials to exchange views and brainstorm issues and challenges confronting the multilateral trading system, in the light of recent developments in the global economy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe