What's Next: Aug 12, 2015

Renaming of Iseas

The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Iseas) will be renamed Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute starting from today. The renaming is part of efforts to pay tribute to the late Mr Yusof Ishak, Singapore's first President. The renaming ceremony will be graced by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat and Mr Yusof's wife, Toh Puan Noor Aishah. A monograph and photo exhibition on Mr Yusof's life and his contributions will also open at the Iseas library.

Big 'comfort women' rally expected

A group of South Korean women forced into military sexual slavery during World War II, commonly known as comfort women, will gather in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul today in a weekly protest demanding an apology and compensation from Japan.

The gathering today is expected to be large as it comes ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of Japanese colonial rule on Saturday.

Greece to table Bill on third bailout

Greece is to table in Parliament today, a draft Bill containing an agreement reached with its international creditors on a third bailout.

The Bill contains prior actions needed to unlock a first part of aid in coming days.

The deal will help the debt-laden country stay afloat in the euro zone and restore economic growth.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2015, with the headline 'What'sNext'. Subscribe