What's Next: August 08, 2015

Malaysian journalists are planning to march today in downtown Kuala Lumpur to call for press and information freedom.
Malaysian journalists are planning to march today in downtown Kuala Lumpur to call for press and information freedom. PHOTO: REUTERS

Press freedom rally in KL

Malaysian journalists are planning to march today in downtown Kuala Lumpur to call for press and information freedom.

The non-governmental organisation Coalition of Press Freedom wants the government to lift the three-month suspension of well-regarded publications The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily, which reported extensively on troubled state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Jubilee events all over the island

The jubilee weekend celebrations continue today with events across the island. Residents in Bukit Panjang will enjoy a youth concert while Jurong Central residents will be having a street party at night. Meanwhile, residents in Whampoa-Kallang will honour pioneers in their area with a National Day dinner. Other events include heritage trails and carnivals as well as the RSAF's Black Knights performing again over the Marina Bay area.

Premier League season begins

The new English Premier League season kicks off tonight with Manchester United taking on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils finished fourth last season, and the pressure is on for manager Louis van Gaal to field a squad capable of challenging the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal for the league title.

Meanwhile, Tottenham will hope to improve on their fifth-place showing last season and qualify for the Champions League.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: August 08, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe