What's Next: June 19, 2018

Japan's Lower House of Parliament is scheduled to vote on a Bill that could create the world's second-biggest casino market.
Japan's Lower House of Parliament is scheduled to vote on a Bill that could create the world's second-biggest casino market. PHOTO: REUTERS

Japanese MPs voting on casino Bill

Japan's Lower House of Parliament is scheduled to vote today on a Bill that could create the world's second-biggest casino market after Macau by paving the way for the establishment of integrated resorts comprising casinos, international conference halls and hotels in up to three locations across the country. The Bill is all but guaranteed to pass in the chamber despite continuing attempts by opposition parties to stand in its way.


IPS forum on community issues

The Institute of Policy Studies will be holding the Community Forum 2018: Here Comes Everybody, And All Can Contribute today, which brings together non-profit and voluntary welfare organisations, informal groups and citizens seeking to address social and community needs in Singapore. The event will discuss what makes a strong community here, and how ground-up initiatives can create spaces for communities to grow organically.


Hearing for Hyflux's debt petition

A hearing on Hyflux's petition for a six-month debt moratorium will take place today.

The cash-starved water recycling company filed for court protection on May 22 to buy it time to address its cash flow problems.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe