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MSF Volunteer Awards to be held today
A special event today, the MSF Volunteer Awards (MVA), will recognise some of the volunteers who have dedicated time and effort to serve the community and helped to reach out to those in need. It is themed, "A Volunteer, My Friend". This year, the MVA will pay tribute to volunteers receiving seven Outstanding Volunteer awards, 14 “Friends of MSF” awards, and 163 long service awards ranging from 5 to 40 years of service. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin , Minister for Social and Family Development and Parliamentary Secretary Associate Professor Faishal Ibrahim will attend the event. - JANICE TAI
Latin Asia Business Forum 2015 to take place today
International Enterprise Singapore’s Latin Asia Business Forum 2015, an annual talkfest fostering trade, investments and thought leadership between Asia and Latin America will take place today. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, is guest of honour at the forum. - WONG WEI HAN
Chan Chun Sing guest of honour at SIAS dinner
The Corporate Governance Week will end today with the Securities Investors Association of Singapore's 16th Investors’ Choice Award dinner. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary-General for National Trade Union Congress is guest of honour. - JEREMY KOH
South Korea reaffirms ties with US
Visiting South Korean President Park Geun Hye will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House today (Oct 16) for their fourth summit since 2013. Ms Park, seen by some as leaning too close to a rising China, is expected to reaffirm a strong US-Korea alliance as well as discuss recent provocations by North Korea and the resumption of long-stalled denuclearisation talks with the pariah state. Mr Obama, on his part, will likely stress the need for South Korea to improve relations with another key US ally Japan that have been tarnished by continued debates over Imperial Japan’s war-time treatment of Koreans.