What's Next: Feb 20, 2017

Singapore's Budget statement for 2017 will be delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat today.
Singapore's Budget statement for 2017 will be delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat today. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Vote on Cambodia opposition parties

Cambodian legislators will cast their votes today on a legal amendment that gives the authorities broad powers to dissolve opposition parties. The amendment in the Law on Political Parties would allow for political parties to be dissolved over crimes committed by their leaders. Those involved can also be banned from politics for up to five years. The changes are expected to be passed, but critics say they are aimed at intimidating the opposition.


Heng to deliver Budget statement

Singapore's Budget statement for 2017 will be delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat today.

This year's Budget is expected to flesh out some of the recommendations of the Committee on the Future Economy, tasked with helping Singapore's economy grow.


Wilmar, Raffles Medical report earnings

The corporate reporting season continues this week, with commodities giant Wilmar International and Raffles Medical Group among the companies releasing their earnings today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe