What's Next: Sept 19, 2017

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi talks during a news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Sept 6, 2017.
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi talks during a news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Sept 6, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Suu Kyi to address crisis in Rakhine

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will address the crisis engulfing Rakhine state today in her first speech since scores were killed in violence that has sent around 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh since Aug 25.

The plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority who are reviled and denied citizenship in Myanmar, has roused emotion across the Islamic world, with protests held in Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia.


Ways to protect, spur creative design

What kind of intellectual protection should creative design get? Countries around the world are pondering various models to protect and encourage creative design that many believe to be central to economic and industrial growth. The topic will be discussed at a conference today organised by the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business at the National University of Singapore.


Conferences on technology, innovation

Two major conferences focused on innovation and technology are on today - Slush Singapore and TechInnovation 2017.

They join a slew of events centred on start-ups and innovation going on this week as part of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe