Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 24, 2016

Yang Kaiheng (pictured) is expected to plead guilty to six counts of sedition today (June 24).
Yang Kaiheng (pictured) is expected to plead guilty to six counts of sedition today (June 24).PHOTO: ZAOBAO

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday, June 24, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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TRS founder Yang Kaiheng expected to plead guilty

Singaporean Yang Kaiheng, who started socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS), is expected to plead guilty to six counts of sedition in court today (June 24).

He and his wife Ai Takagi were charged in April last year with seven counts of sedition for deliberately sowing discord between Singaporeans and foreigners through a series of articles and a Facebook update that they posted online between Oct 13, 2013, and Feb 4 last year. - PEARL LEE

Tips for institutional investors


A logo of DBS is pictured outside an office in Singapore, on Jan 5, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

DBS Bank is holding its Institutional Investors Symposium 2016 today (June 24), bringing together more than 200 key institutional investors from the region as well as top market specialists in Asia.

Panel speakers will discuss unfolding market events and developments, and how institutional investors can position themselves in uncharted waters.

Taiwan's Tsai to begin first state visit to Panama and Paraguay


Tsai Ing-wen (pictured) will embark on her first state visit to Panama and Paraguay today (June 24). PHOTO: AFP

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will embark on her first state visit to allies Panama and Paraguay today (June 24).

During the nine-day trip, she will make transit stops in Miami and Los Angeles.

China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province, has previously objected to Taiwanese leaders’ transit visits to the United States, which it viewed as a form of “official” contact.