Murder sentencing for Pistorius
Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius could return to jail today, when a judge is set to sentence him for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago. Pistorius was freed from prison in Pretoria last October after serving one year of a five-year term for manslaughter. But an appeals court upgraded the conviction to murder.
Istana grounds open to public
The Istana grounds will be open to the public today, from 8.30am to 6pm, in celebration of Hari Raya Puasa. There will be performances by school bands, a handbell ensemble and a ukulele group. Members of the public can also join a nature walk or a guided tour of the Istana main building. Entry to the Istana grounds, via the main gate in Orchard Road, is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. All other visitors pay a fee of $2 per person.
US non-manufacturing PMI out today
The Institute for Supply Management will release the purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the non-manufacturing sector in the United States today. Data released last week showed the PMI for manufacturing picking up momentum last month to 53.2 from 51.3 in May.