What's Next: January 15, 2016

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra making salad for invited reporters at her Bangkok residence on Jan 8.
Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra making salad for invited reporters at her Bangkok residence on Jan 8. ST PHOTO: TAN HUI YEE

Yingluck back in court

Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra returns to the court today for another hearing in a trial on criminal negligence looking into her role in a debt-ridden rice subsidy scheme during her administration. The authorities have resolved to sue seven executives of four rice mills accused of supporting an alleged "irregularity" involving the subsidy programme, media reported.

Launch of updated carpool app

Ryde, a local carpool app launched in April last year, will launch an updated version with enhanced features today. The app connects private car drivers and passengers using Global Positioning System technology to allow them to carpool. Depending on the distance, the app proposes a payment of between $5 and $15, which the driver can choose to collect from the rider to defray the cost of the journey, such as for petrol and tolls.

Seminar to help SMEs stay relevant

Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck will attend the Enterprise Growth Series on developing lean and future-ready small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seminar, organised by the Workforce Development Agency and Singapore National Employers Federation. The seminar aims to encourage SMEs to anticipate alternate futures, identify opportunities, develop strategies, and build teams to drive organisational transformation.

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