What's Next: April 2, 2016

Election of new president in Vietnam

Vietnam's National Assembly will today elect a new president, expected to be Mr Tran Dai Quang, a police general who rose through the ranks to head the country's powerful Ministry of Public Security.

Reformist Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who lost out in internal party elections, is also due to step down next week when the National Assembly will vote on his replacement. This is expected to be his deputy Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

First PCF senior care centre opens

The specialist of early childhood education services, the PAP Community Foundation (PCF), officially opens its first senior care centre today. The Sparkle Care @ Changi Simei will support the elderly with multiple care needs and provide relief to their caregivers. With this new role, PCF aims to provide quality and affordable care services for seniors. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong will grace the centre's official opening.

Modi starts official visit to Saudi Arabia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Riyadh today to begin an official visit to Saudi Arabia. The trip is part of a broader diplomatic offensive to put pressure on archrival Pakistan by forging ties with some of Islamabad's closest allies, according to officials in New Delhi. They said Mr Modi is expected to sign trade agreements, including contracts to secure investment for infrastructure projects, and offer security and military cooperation.

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