Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 10, 2016

The fireworks display at the Padang during the National Day Parade on Aug 9, 2015.
The fireworks display at the Padang during the National Day Parade on Aug 9, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday, June 10, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Exhibition on National Day Parades

50 Years of National Day Parades is a new travelling exhibition curated by the National Heritage Board in conjunction with NDP 2016, which captures memories and highlights of the nation’s parade history. It kicks off today (June 10) at the Kallang Wave Mall.

It will showcase interesting stories behind the planning of various parades, and the evolution of the parade over the years. - YEO SAM JO

US, Japan and India to hold joint naval exercise starting today


A US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter lands onto the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, south of Tokyo, Japan on Nov 24, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A fleet of United States, Japanese and Indian warships will hold a large-scale joint naval exercise over eight days from today (June 10) in the Western Pacific, close to a Japanese island chain, part of which China claims.

The drill, dubbed Malabar, is an annual event between the US and India, and Japan is joining it this year for the first time since 2007.

Malaysia’s factory output data


 A worker unloads palm oil fruits from a lorry inside a palm oil factory in Salak Tinggi, outside Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO: REUTERS

Malaysia will release data for its April industrial production today (June 10) , which economists estimate likely grew 3.5 per cent from a year earlier, picking up from the previous month’s pace. Factory output in March had expanded 2.8 per cent year-on-year, due to growth in the electricity and manufacturing sectors. The country’s exports in April also grew faster at 1.6 per cent from a year earlier, on higher shipments of manufactured goods and palm oil.