What's Next: September 20, 2016

Hearings against Filipino senator begin

The Philippines' House of Representatives begins hearings today on allegations that Senator Leila de Lima, who led investigations into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-crime war, coddled drug kingpins at the national penitentiary. The justice minister said last week that a dozen high-profile inmates and a ranking government official will testify against her. Ms De Lima has said she will not attend the hearings.

Findings on pollution while commuting

About two-thirds of Singapore's population commute to work by bus each day.

The question is: How much pollution do they face when waiting for the bus? Two local researchers took measurements at various busy bus stops across the island to find out. Dr Erik Velasco, an air pollution expert from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, will be elaborating on the research today.

UK Financial Secretary in S'pore

Ms Jane Ellison, Britain's Financial Secretary to the Treasury, is here to launch the International Anti-Corruption Week organised by the British High Commission. During her visit, Ms Ellison will call on Singapore leaders and meet British and Singapore business leaders. She is expected to talk about Brexit and how the outcome of the referendum would not change London's position as a key financial centre.

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