What's Next: January 12, 2016

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to mark Myanmar's 68th Independence Day in Yangon, on Jan 4, 2016.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to mark Myanmar's 68th Independence Day in Yangon, on Jan 4, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Political dialogue in Myanmar begins

A five-day Union Peace Conference will open today in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw. It will follow up on the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord signed last October by laying out a road map for political negotiations for the multi-ethnic country. Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party will form a government in March, will speak. But the absence of at least eight groups underlines the challenges ahead in forging a wider peace.


Study on stroke and depression

The Duke-NUS Medical School will reveal today findings from a study of more than 170 stroke survivors and their caregivers. The research is the first in Singapore to look at how symptoms of depression in stroke survivors would affect their family members over time.

Symptoms of depression include feeling lonely, talking less and having trouble focusing on routine activities.


Finance Minister at UBS forum

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will participate in a dialogue today with Mr Edmund Koh, head of UBS Wealth Management Asia-Pacific.

Mr Koh will also be delivering the welcome address at the bank's client forum on investment trends, economic outlook and opportunities for 2016.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe