Japan's security Bills set for passage
Japan's Upper House is likely to pass security Bills today which could see Japanese troops fighting abroad for the first time since World War II. After two days of disruptions by opposition lawmakers failed to derail a key vote, the unpopular Bills may gain final passage in the Upper House, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition has a commanding majority. The security policy shift has sharply eroded Mr Abe's popular support.
New Minds centre to help caregivers
A centre dedicated to helping caregivers of the intellectually disabled look after their charges and themselves will open officially today.
The Caregivers Support Services Centre, the first such facility for the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds), is located in the non-profit group's new two-storey building in Geylang Serai, which also houses its biggest day activity centre.
Market reactions to US Fed meeting
The United States Federal Reserve held a policy meeting overnight that investors were closely watching, in case the Fed decided to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Regardless of the outcome, regional and global markets will likely be reacting today.