What's Next: September 29, 2016

This file photo taken on November 27, 2014 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) shaking hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the closing session of the 18th SAARC summit at City Hall in Kathmandu.
This file photo taken on November 27, 2014 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) shaking hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the closing session of the 18th SAARC summit at City Hall in Kathmandu. PHOTO: AFP

India reviews Pakistan's status

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will convene a meeting today to review the Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan in the wake of a terror attack on an Indian army base in Uri, Kashmir, this month. India has blamed Pakistan for the attack by four militants on Sept 18 that killed 19 soldiers.


UN human rights expert wraps up visit

United Nations human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte today wraps up her first official visit to Singapore to assess the human rights situation of the elderly here.

She is the first independent expert tasked by the UN Human Rights Council with monitoring, reporting and advising on the promotion and protection of the rights of elderly people around the world.


SMRT shareholders vote on buyout

SMRT is holding a shareholders' meeting today to decide on the buyout offer by Temasek Holdings and the sale of train assets to the Government. The offer is structured as a scheme of arrangement, and Temasek needs more than 50 per cent of shareholders present in person or by proxy to vote "yes". The vote on the buyout offer will start immediately after shareholders vote on the sale of SMRT's train assets as part of the New Rail Financing Framework.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe