Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, July 14, 2016

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam will give the opening address at today's (July 14) Criminal Law Conference.
Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam will give the opening address at today's (July 14) Criminal Law Conference.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, July 14, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Conference to explore crime trends starts today (July 14)

A conference which seeks to look into current and likely future trends in criminality and criminal behaviour will begin today (July 14). The third Criminal Law Conference will cover such issues as the challenges of white collar crime and cyber crime. Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam will be giving an opening address at the event.

Leadership race for UK’s Labour Party


Angela Eagle is one of the two candidates set to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of Britain's Labour Party. PHOTO: AFP

The race for control of Britain’s Labour Party formally gets under way today  (July 14),  with the announcement of the timetable for the election of a new party leader.  So far,  two  lawmakers Owen Smith and Angela Eagle have said they will challenge Mr Jeremy Corbyn in the contest, with the winner expected to be named in September. The veteran socialist has refused to quit despite a major rebellion by his MPs. Three-quarters of them backed a vote of no confidence in Mr Corbyn on June 28, accusing him of lacklustre leadership which culminated with many long-time Labour voters in underprivileged areas defying the party line and backing Brexit.

 Singapore’s Q2 growth forecast


 An office worker at Raffles Place in Singapore's central business district. PHOTO: ST FILE

Advanced estimates for Singapore’s economic growth in the second quarter will be released this morning (July 14). - CHIA YAN MIN