What's Next: March 26, 2016

Taiwan's KMT to elect new party chief

Taiwan's embattled Kuomintang (KMT) party will elect a new leader today after defeated presidential candidate Eric Chu stepped down.

All four of the members who have registered candidacies for the by-election are qualified to run in the race after they successfully collected over 9,600 valid endorsement signatures from party members. Former Deputy Legislative Yuan Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu obtained the highest number of valid signatures.

Panel discussion on women's issues

Issues on women's empowerment and wellness will be tackled at a panel discussion today with speakers including Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah and Bollywood actor R. Madhavan.

Held to tie in with International Women's Day earlier this month, other speakers include local TV personality and former Nominated MP Eunice Olsen.

The Big Spell competition kicks off

The first round of this year's RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship, also known as The Big Spell, kicks off today.

The spelling competition, now in its fifth year, will see schools fielding a record 1,800 pupils. This is about 10 per cent more than last year's number.

At stake is the $5,000 top prize, the challenge trophy for the winner's school and bragging rights as Singapore's top pupil speller.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: March 26, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe