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

Eunos Primary School pupils receiving their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results on Nov 25, 2015.
Eunos Primary School pupils receiving their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results on Nov 25, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

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

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PSLE results out today 

Pupils who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) this year can get their results today (Nov 24). They can collect their results, at their respective primary schools from 11am. Eligible pupils will be given forms to indicate their choice of secondary schools, and they can submit their secondary school choices through the Ministry of Education website from the time they collect their result slip until Nov 30 at 3pm. More information on the Secondary 1 posting exercise is available on the MOE’s website or in the information booklet Choosing Your Secondary Schools, which has been distributed to Primary 6 pupils.

SINGAPORE'S THIRD QUARTER GROWTH DATA 


Singapore's Central Business District. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The Ministry of Trade and Industry will release finalised data about Singapore’s third quarter economic growth today (Nov 24). Advance estimates showed that the economy expanded just 0.6 per cent in the July to September period compared with the same quarter a year ago – the weakest rate since 2009. Economists expect this number to be revised upwards on account of better-than- expected manufacturing output in September.

High Court to hear Hong Kong lawmakers' appeal


Barred lawmakers Yau Wai Ching (left) and Sixtus Leung of Youngspiration party. ST PHOTO: JOYCE LIM

Hong Kong's High Court will today (Nov 24)  hear the appeals of two pro-democracy lawmakers who were disqualified from sitting in the city's legislature due to improper oath-taking. 

The appeal was filed by Mr Sixtus Leung Chung Hang and Ms Yau Wai Ching last Thursday (Nov 17), two days after the High Court ruled that the pair should be disqualified from the legislature for failing to take their oaths "faithfully and truthfully" last month. 

The court ruling came after China's top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, delivered its own interpretation of the city state's Basic Law to state that the duo should be barred from holding office.