What's Next: November 8, 2016

Mahathir to meet opposition MPs

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is expected to turn up today at the country's Parliament to attend a meeting involving opposition Members of Parliament. He is not an MP but his attendance will stir deep political interest. Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister is still trying to find his feet as founding chairman of the country's newest opposition party.

Debate on elected presidency continues

Parliament will continue debating amendments to the Constitution on changes to the elected presidency today. But before the debate resumes, several MPs have questions for Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say on portable medical benefits for workers. There are also questions for National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on the Home Improvement Programme.

ARA Asset to release quarterly results

The unveiling of quarterly results for ARA Asset Management today is likely to be scrutinised more closely than usual by investors. Shares of the Asian property asset manager soared 6 per cent to $1.495 last Thursday before a trading halt was called on market talk that a group of investors, including founder John Lim, is mounting a takeover of the company.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Subscribe