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Signed book by Mr Lee to be auctioned
A signed book by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew will be up for grabs at a live auction today (Oct 21) to benefit the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. Mr Lee revealed in 1996 that he had mild dyslexia. which made it more difficult for him to learn to read and process words. The signed book is My Lifelong Challenge, about Singapore’s first Prime Minister’s struggle to learn the Chinese language. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Jimmy Daruwalla Fund, set up for dyslexic people and in memory of DAS’ founding president who died in July.The event will take place at DAS’ 25th anniversary charity dinner.
Malaysian PM Najib to present annual Budget
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will today (Oct 21) present the country's annual Budget, which is expected to feature a raft of populist measures amid speculation that Datuk Seri Najib may call early polls next year. Mr Najib is expected to use the Budget to address unhappiness over his leadership and handling of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal as well as the country's rising living costs. He has said that infrastructure, development, public transport and health, fiscal incentives for small and medium enterprises, and human capital and skills training will be on the budget agenda.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore to be announced
The overall EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore for 2016, who will represent the country at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year award in Monte Carlo next year, will be unveiled tonight (Oct 21) at a gala dinner. The Singapore business leaders in the running for the overall top prize are: Mr Lawrence Leow of Crescendas Group, Mr David Low of Futuristic Store Fixtures, Ms Helene Raudaschl of Indoguna Singapore and Mr Peter Lim Yong Guan of Soo Kee Group.