Iranians vote for president
Iranians vote for their next president today, and the more historically reliable opinion polls indicate that President Hassan Rouhani is likely to win his bid for re-election.
Yet, his conservative challengers have put up a stronger fight than many had expected, attacking his government's economic record and accusing him of failing to improve living standards for the poor.
Awards for public officers
The best of Singapore's public officers and agencies will be recognised for their service and hard work today.
This will take place at the annual Excellence in Public Service Awards Ceremony. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will be giving a speech.
Malaysia announces GDP data
Surging exports and a resilient domestic demand may have led to a pick-up in the pace of growth in Malaysia, which is due to release its first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) figures today.
A strengthening economy is pivotal for Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is widely expected to call early polls this year amid concerns that rising living costs could erode support for his long-ruling coalition.