What's Next: December 14, 2016

Verdict on Anwar's review application

Malaysia's Federal Court will deliver its verdict today on a review application filed by jailed opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim to set aside his sodomy conviction.

This is Anwar's final legal bid to challenge the five-year jail term for sodomising his former aide.

A contest to remember

Masters of memory will be competing at the World Memory Championships taking place in Singapore from today until Saturday.

Some 200 participants from around the world are expected at the competition, now in its 25th year.

Memory challenges that contestants will tackle include those involving numbers, dates, words and abstract images.

Survey of forecasters expected

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expected to release today the latest quarterly survey of professional forecasters. The survey polls private-sector economists and analysts on their growth predictions for Singapore. The forecast does not represent MAS' own views. Last month, the Ministry of Trade and Industry narrowed its growth forecast for 2016 to 1 per cent to 1.5 per cent, from an earlier estimate of 1 per cent to 2 per cent.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe