What's Next: August 5, 2016

Ousted former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Supreme Court for a trial on criminal negligence looking into her role in a debt-ridden rice subsidy scheme during her administration, in Bangkok, Thailand on May 18, 2016.
Ousted former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Supreme Court for a trial on criminal negligence looking into her role in a debt-ridden rice subsidy scheme during her administration, in Bangkok, Thailand on May 18, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Yingluck to testify in negligence trial

After months of witness testimonies, ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra finally takes the stand today in the negligence case that centres on her administration's rice-pledging scheme. If convicted, she could be jailed for up to 10 years.

New facility to promote sustainability

Property developer City Developments and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, a non-profit organisation, are launching the Singapore Sustainability Academy today. It will be a major training and networking facility on sustainability, with the aim of promoting a low-carbon economy, resource efficiency and sustainable practices among businesses and the community, particularly youth.

Indonesia releasing Q2 growth figures

Indonesia is set to announce its second-quarter growth figures today, which analysts expect to come in at 5 per cent. Domestic consumption probably improved, but investment likely remained soft. First-quarter growth was a disappointing 4.92 per cent. The government's gross domestic product growth target this year is 5.2 per cent, much lower than the growth target of at least 6.3 per cent set in President Joko Widodo's mid-term planning document.

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