What's Next: August 22, 2015

North Korean soldiers patrolling at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) on Aug 11, 2015.
North Korean soldiers patrolling at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) on Aug 11, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Second inclusive playground to open

Wheelchair users can now wheel themselves onto a roundabout and a swing in Singapore's second inclusive playground.

Children with disabilities will be able to get on the equipment easily at the playground in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin will officially open the retrofitted playground today.

N. Korean 'provocation' expected

North Korea will likely conduct "a certain type of provocation" after 0800 GMT (4pm Singapore time) today, South Korean Defence Minister Han Min Koo has said. Pyongyang had imposed the deadline for the removal of loudspeakers used by the South Korean military for propaganda broadcasts. On Thursday, the two sides exchanged artillery fire in border areas, increasing the possibility of military conflict between the Koreas.

LionsXII defence worrying

Coach Fandi Ahmad has called on the LionsXII to buck up ahead of the Malaysia Cup competition. Of particular concern is the team's shaky defence, which has leaked 22 goals in 11 away matches and which in large part accounts for their mediocre seventh spot in the 12-team Malaysia Super League (MSL).

However, as the team prepare to tackle their final MSL match this season, the coach is banking on his defensive players to come good.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: August 22, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe