What's Next: September 03, 2016

Pest exterminators fumigating a carpark in Aljunied, on Aug 31.
Pest exterminators fumigating a carpark in Aljunied, on Aug 31. PHOTO: EPA

Call for more to join anti-Zika efforts

The People's Association (PA) is calling for Singaporeans to join in the battle against Zika. While it has activated 10,000 grassroots leaders and volunteers to step up efforts to explain and allay concerns about Zika, more help is needed. The PA is calling for more people to sign up as volunteers. They can help with home visits or help to clear potential mosquito breeding sites.

OPs Zika - Call for Community Action will take place in Yishun Street 31 today.


G-20 summit to kick off

The Group of 20 leaders' summit will open tomorrow in Hangzhou, China, where leaders from the world's 20 major economies will discuss advancing global economic and financial cooperation to promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

Singapore is not a member of the G-20, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be attending the two-day summit as a guest.


Hong Kongers to vote in Legco polls

Voters in Hong Kong go to the polls tomorrow for the biggest election since the student-led pro-democracy "Occupy" protests two years ago failed to gain concessions from Beijing.

The election for the Legislative Council remains Hong Kong's most high-profile democratic outlet, with the former British colony run by a chief executive approved by the Chinese government.

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