Joint naval drill close to disputed isle
A fleet of United States, Japanese and Indian warships will hold a large-scale joint naval exercise over eight days from today in the Western Pacific, close to a Japanese island chain, part of which China claims.
The drill, dubbed Exercise Malabar, is an annual event between the US and India, and Japan is joining it this year for the first time since 2007.
Exhibition on evolution of NDP
50 Years of National Day Parades is a new travelling exhibition curated by the National Heritage Board in conjunction with NDP 2016, which captures memories and highlights of the nation's parade history. It kicks off today at the Kallang Wave Mall.
The exhibition will showcase interesting stories behind the planning of various parades, and the evolution of the parade over the years.
Malaysia's factory output data
Malaysia will release today data for its April industrial production, which economists estimate likely grew 3.5 per cent from a year earlier, picking up from the previous month's pace. Factory output in March had expanded 2.8 per cent year-on-year, due to growth in the electricity and manufacturing sectors. The country's exports in April also grew faster at 1.6 per cent from a year earlier, on higher shipments of manufactured goods and palm oil.