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.