What's Next: October 14, 2016

Malaysia's King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah arrives for the Warriors' Day Celebration in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2016.
Malaysia's King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah arrives for the Warriors' Day Celebration in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Malaysia to select its 15th king

Malaysia will select its 15th king today to replace the current ruler, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Sultan of Kedah, who will relinquish his duties as King in December.

The Malaysian king is chosen from one of the country's nine royal households every five years under Malaysia's unique rotation system.


Major conference on deaf-linked issues

In tandem with Singapore's bid to become more visibly inclusive, such as by having sign language instructors to lead the crowd at the National Day Parade, a major international conference discussing deaf-related issues will begin today. More than 500 delegates will be attending the World Federation of the Deaf Asia Conference, hosted by the Singapore Association for the Deaf. This is the first time such an event of this scale is being held here.


Advance GDP estimates for Q3

Economic watchers will be scrutinising data emerging this morning on the state of the Singapore economy. The Ministry of Trade and Industry will release the advance gross domestic product (GDP) estimates for the third quarter this morning while the Monetary Authority of Singapore will make public its semi-annual monetary policy decision.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe