What's Next: October 20 2015

Govindasamy Nallaiah (centre), 66, who was  charged with the murder of Madam Low Foong Meng,  was taken back to the scene of the murder on Aug  17, 2011.
Govindasamy Nallaiah (centre), 66, who was charged with the murder of Madam Low Foong Meng, was taken back to the scene of the murder on Aug 17, 2011.PHOTO: SHIN MIN

Afro Asia fire: Murder trial begins

Finally, the trial of Govindasamy Nallaiah will start today for the alleged homicide/murder of Madam Low Foong Meng. A total of 58 witnesses are expected to testify at his murder trial, including lawyer Rengarajoo Balasamy, husband of Madam Low. Madam Low's charred body was found in her husband's law firm at Afro Asia Building following the fire that gutted the office in 2011.


Xi starts four-day visit to Britain

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Britain today, starting a four-day visit that British officials say will unveil a "golden era" of bilateral ties. It comes a decade after Mr Xi's predecessor Hu Jintao's official visit to Britain. Mr Xi and his wife have been invited to stay at Buckingham Palace and will enjoy a state banquet hosted by the Queen. Mr Xi is also scheduled to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron.


World Bank finance summit opens

Financial Times is holding the sixth annual World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit today. The one-day event will be attended by leading policymakers, institutional investors, investment bankers and infrastructure developers to discuss the latest global initiatives such as capital investments as well as opportunities and obstacles in Asian emerging economies.

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