What's Next: Oct 2, 2017

Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha will meet United States President Donald Trump today, marking an upgrade of ties between the traditional allies that had become strained after a 2014 coup.
Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha will meet United States President Donald Trump today, marking an upgrade of ties between the traditional allies that had become strained after a 2014 coup. PHOTO: AFP

Thai Premier meeting Trump

Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha will meet United States President Donald Trump today, marking an upgrade of ties between the traditional allies that had become strained after a 2014 coup.

Washington was critical of Mr Prayut's May 2014 coup, which ousted a civilian government led by populist premier Yingluck Shinawatra, and downgraded joint military exercises with Thailand.


Roundtable to look at Asean journey

Asean turns 50 this year - as good a time as any for some soul-searching.

Today, the Asean Studies Centre at ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute will host a roundtable, Asean at 50: Charting the Future Together. It includes discussions on topics such as Asean's "success formula": Why it has worked thus far, and what changes will need to be made or considered going forward.


Flash estimates on private home prices

The Urban Redevelopment Authority will be reporting its third-quarter flash estimates on the private residential property price index today. An analysis of caveats lodged to date by OCBC Investment Research suggests that the figures will show a rebound in home prices for the first time in four years.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe