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CITY HARVEST CHURCH'S FORMER LEADERS MAY BE SENTENCED TODAY
Six former leaders of City Harvest Church - who were found guilty last month of misusing some $50 million in church funds - may learn of their fates today (Nov 20).
The prosecution and defence will present oral submissions on sentencing in court today, and the judge may hand out the sentences today.
The prosecution has asked for stiff sentences for all six, including a jail term of 11 to 12 years for church founder Kong Hee. - DANSON CHEONG
PM LEE IN KL FOR ASEAN SUMMIT
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be one of the global leaders arriving in Kuala Lumpur today (Nov 20) for the 27th Asean Summit and related meetings. The summit, which officially opens on Saturday, will be attended by leaders of all 10 Asean member countries and comes on the eve of a major milestone for the regional grouping - the establishment of an Asean Community on Dec 31 this year. The leaders will also sign the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the Asean Community.
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER THARMAN AT ST GLOBAL OUTLOOK FORUM
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will deliver the keynote address today (Nov 20) at the Straits Times Global Outlook Forum 2015, in which experts and journalists will discuss the region's challenges, such as the rising geopolitical temperature and dealing with the threat of terrorism.