Khmer Rouge court to rule on appeals
Cambodia's United Nations-backed court will today pronounce a ruling on appeals by Khmer Rouge leaders who have been sentenced to life in prison for their role during their 1975-79 rule. The Khmer Rouge tribunal has spent about US$260 million (S$370 million) on cases against the top leaders since 2006. But so far, only one official, who oversaw the deaths of more than 12,000 people, has received a life sentence for his crimes, media reports said.
Potong Pasir temple refurbished
Redevelopment and refurbishment work has been completed at the Sri Siva Durga Temple in Potong Pasir. The temple management has included elder-friendly features such as ramps and non-slip floors, and sculptors from South India were specially flown in to create new statues. A consecration ceremony will be held on Dec 4.
Eyes on Singapore inflation data
Singapore's inflation reading for October will bear close scrutiny when it is released today. In September, the consumer price index posted its smallest fall since December 2014, down 0.2 per cent. Although it was the 23rd straight month of sliding consumer prices, economists reckon Singapore's longest spell of negative inflation in decades is nearing an end.