Mahathir to break fast with police
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will break fast with police at the police headquarters mosque in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, today. This will be Tun Dr Mahathir's first mass public event with rank-and-file policemen since winning the May 9 elections.
Launch of new publication on Asean
The Singapore International Foundation will launch a publication tomorrow on how the local community can contribute towards a better Asean.
The publication, titled Singapore: Insights From The Inside Volume III, is the third edition put out by the foundation. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, is the guest of honour.
Release of French consumer data
The latest data on consumer confidence in France will be released today.
Analysts reckon France may be hampered by a loss of momentum. At the end of last year, the country looked to be in a strong position, with growth picking up and business and consumer confidence at a high.
But anaemic first-quarter growth and other indicators have since pointed to a slowdown in momentum.