What's Next: October 23, 2015

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (centre) leaves after a parliament session in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 19, 2015.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (centre) leaves after a parliament session in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 19, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Najib to present 2016 Budget

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will today present the government's annual Budget for next year, when he will look to shore up economic growth and appease voters unhappy with his leadership and rising living costs.

Investors have been disillusioned with the Malaysian economy, reflected by the ringgit's 20 per cent fall against the United States dollar since the start of the year to levels unseen since the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s.

Awards to recognise volunteers, donors

The commitment, dedication and generosity of some exemplary volunteers, donors and sponsors will be recognised tonight at the Lions Befrienders Appreciation and Awards Presentation 2015. A total of 158 awards will be given out to various in-kind donors, cash donors, outstanding volunteers and long-service volunteers.

Inflation set to be negative again

Singapore's consumer price index is expected to have contracted for the 11th consecutive month. Out today, September inflation is likely to be down, due to lower certificate of entitlement prices and housing costs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: October 23, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe