What's Next: Aug 18, 2015

People waiting for their turns at a waiting room at Tampines Polyclinic.
People waiting for their turns at a waiting room at Tampines Polyclinic. PHOTO: ST FILE

Ideas for improving healthcare delivery

Public healthcare institutions submitted a record 220 projects for a competition on new ways to improve healthcare delivery, as part of the Singapore Healthcare Management Congress, which opens today.

Close to 1,000 healthcare administrators will attend the three-day congress at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, to learn about best practices in areas such as service quality, operations and risk management.

Most transparent firms to be unveiled

Singapore's most well-governed and transparent listed companies will be announced today at the Governance and Transparency Forum.

Also to be unveiled is the Governance and Transparency Index, which assesses Singapore-listed companies on their corporate governance disclosures and practices, as well as the timeliness, accessibility, transparency and communications of their financial results.

Myanmar Speaker to face party faction

Myanmar's Speaker of Parliament Thura Shwe Mann, who has been stripped of the ruling party leadership as a result of his rivalry with President Thein Sein, will face the emboldened presidential faction of the party when the chamber reopens today. Mr Shwe Mann is under pressure to table a vote on a Bill that could see him impeached. It is unclear how much support the Bill has in Parliament, where he has cultivated a reputation as a statesman.

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