What's Next: April 01, 2017

Myanmar holds by-elections

By-elections will be held today in 19 seats across Myanmar.

Analysts warn that rising anger in ethnic minority areas over democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's mishandling of peace talks with ethnic insurgents could see the ruling National League for Democracy she leads lose power to local parties in the by-elections.

Muslim group's activities for girls

From doing yoga to learning makeup skills, the Singapore Muslim Women's Association (PPIS) is hosting a slew of activities today for girls aged 14 to 19 as part of its inaugural "Just the Girls!" event.

The idea is that the young women can explore activities and interest groups "beyond social media", said PPIS. The event takes place from 2pm to 5pm at *Scape.

Record 1,700 students for Chinese quiz

A record 1,700 students from 69 schools are taking part in the National Chinese Challenge today, a nationwide Chinese-language quiz for students. In its fourth year, the quiz will test participants on their knowledge of the Chinese language, including translation of commonly used terms from English to Mandarin, proverbs and idioms. It is organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Media Group and Nanyang Girls' High School.

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