What's Next: May 23, 2018

Preliminary hearing in graft case

The preliminary hearing in the corruption case of former South Korean president Lee Myung Bak will take place today.

Lee, the fourth former leader of South Korea to face criminal charges for corruption, was charged with bribery, power abuse, embezzlement and tax evasion last month. If convicted of all the allegations, the septuagenarian could be jailed for life.


Punggol Polyclinic opening 

Punggol Polyclinic will be officially opened today.

Spanning four levels in Oasis Terraces, it offers a suite of primary care services, with a special focus on women's and children's health services.


Clues from Fed's policy meeting

The United States Federal Open Market Committee will publish today the minutes of its May 2 policy meeting, which will be scrutinised by analysts for clues to the timing of an anticipated rise in interest rates. The Fed has been signalling a need to move away from its pledge to continue easy monetary policy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe