What's Next: October 28, 2016

Chia Kee Chen in a car outside the Subordinate Courts on Jan 2, 2014.
Chia Kee Chen in a car outside the Subordinate Courts on Jan 2, 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

Crucial Belfast ruling on Brexit veto

The High Court in Belfast will rule today on Northern Ireland's entitlement to veto the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union - the first opinion by a British judge on Brexit. Pro-veto campaigners argue that Brexit cannot be imposed on Northern Ireland because the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, involving the neighbouring Republic of Ireland, gives Northern Ireland residents control over future constitutional changes.

Q3 property data out today

A complete and comprehensive set of property data for the third quarter will be released today. Earlier this month, the Urban Redevelopment Authority's flash estimates on private home sales showed a 1.5 per cent drop in prices in the third quarter - the steepest quarterly fall in seven years. In contrast, preliminary data from the Housing Board indicated that resale prices of public housing flats remained stable in the same period.

Murder trial: Key witness to take stand

A key witness in the high-profile case of a businessman accused of killing his wife's lover is expected to take the stand today. The forensic pathologist will likely describe how material analyst Dexmon Chua Yizhi, 37, died between the night of Dec 28 and the early hours of Dec 29, 2013. Chia Kee Chen, 56, is accused of killing the younger man and dumping his body at a live firing range in Lim Chu Kang.

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