What's Next: October 21, 2015

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (centre in white) leaving the Subordinate Courts on Jun 27, 2012.
City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (centre in white) leaving the Subordinate Courts on Jun 27, 2012. NP PHOTO: GARY GOH

ESM Goh to discuss governance

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is part of a distinguished panel discussing an inclusive approach to governance along with other former heads of government at the inaugural Global Transformation Forum in Kuala Lumpur today.

Alongside Mr Goh on the panel are Ms Helen Clark and Mr Kevin Rudd, former premiers of New Zealand and Australia respectively, and former Bolivian president Jorge Quiroga.

City Harvest case verdict out today

After a 140-day trial, the verdict in the City Harvest Church case will be out today. The saga began in 2002, with a pop singer's ambitions and a church's desire to spread the Gospel.

A decade later, six former and current City Harvest Church leaders were arrested to face varying charges of criminal breach of trust and falsifying accounts. They are accused of misappropriating and misusing church funds. In total, $50 million was allegedly misused.

SGX financial results today

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) will release its first-quarter financial results today. Analysts will be keenly looking at how market volatility affected company revenue in the three months to Sept 30. Market turnover spiked during the quarter, owing to a major selldown which brought down the Straits Times Index by 16 per cent.

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