What's Next: July 6, 2015

All eyes are on Malaysia's central bank Bank Negara Malaysia on whether it will issue statements regarding the Wall Street Journal report.
All eyes are on Malaysia's central bank Bank Negara Malaysia on whether it will issue statements regarding the Wall Street Journal report.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Conference of Asian medical students

Some 400 top medical students from about 25 nations in the Asia-Pacific region will gather at the Asian Medical Students' Conference today.

Organised by the Asian Medical Students' Association, the event is aimed at inspiring medical students to analyse global health issues more closely and to utilise their role for the promotion of public health. The focus of the conference is on geriatric medicine.


Survey of marriage, parenting views

How do Singapore citizens and permanent residents perceive marriage and parenthood?

Their views were captured in a 2014 survey that polled 2,000 married couples aged 21 to 49. They were asked about their awareness of the marriage and parenthood measures, and whether these are conducive to child-bearing.

The survey findings will be presented today by the Institute of Policy Studies.


Spotlight on Malaysia's banks

All eyes are on Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, and domestic bank AmBank on whether they will issue statements to confirm or deny the Wall Street Journal report that large sums of cash were allegedly wired to Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal accounts. The allegations come at a time when Malaysian government institutions are under pressure to demonstrate independence.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2015, with the headline 'What'sNext'. Print Edition | Subscribe