What's Next: May 22, 2017

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun Hye will go on trial on May 23, 2017, over the corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.
Ousted South Korean president Park Geun Hye will go on trial on May 23, 2017, over the corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.PHOTO: REUTERS

Trial of impeached Park to begin

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun Hye will go on trial tomorrow over the corruption scandal that led to her impeachment. She will be taken from the detention centre where she is being held to Seoul Central District Court for the hearing. The trial is expected to last for months and could shed light on the ties between Park and Choi Soon Sil, a close confidante at the centre of the scandal, and the bosses of family-run conglomerates.


SIA fetes staff at annual awards today

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be holding its annual awards today to recognise staff who have demonstrated excellent customer service skills. More than 30 individuals and teams will receive awards tonight.


April inflation data out tomorrow

Singapore's inflation data for last month will be released tomorrow, with analysts predicting a hike similar in quantum to that for March. The consumer price index probably rose 0.7 per cent last month from a year earlier, mirroring the previous month's gain, a Reuters poll showed. However, core inflation is likely to show a rise of 1.3 per cent, up marginally from 1.2 per cent in March. A rise in electricity tariffs is expected to be the main driver of higher core inflation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe