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

A Bill to amend the Constitution with regard to the elected presidency will be introduced to Parliament on Oct 10, 2016.
A Bill to amend the Constitution with regard to the elected presidency will be introduced to Parliament on Oct 10, 2016.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

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

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Bill on changes to the elected presidency

A Bill to amend the Constitution, to effect changes to the elected presidency (EP), will be introduced to Parliament on Monday (Oct 10). It follows a review of the EP by a Constitutional Commission. The Government released the commission's report and a White Paper on the issue last month. Among the changes proposed are one that will see elections reserved for a particular racial group if there has not been a president from that group for six terms.

Trump and Clinton to face off again


US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be facing off in their second debate, at Washington University in St Louis on Oct 10, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in their second presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis on Monday (Oct 10) morning, at 9am Singapore time. 

Unlike the first debate held last month, this will be a townhall-style debate, with undecided voters posing half the questions and the debate's two moderators posing the others. 

Concern as Pyongyang marks anniversary of ruling Workers' Party founding


Increased activity at Sohae Satellite Launching Station in North Korea has fuelled fears that the communist nation is planning another nuclear test or missile launch, in conjunction with the anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party's founding. PHOTO: AFP

North Korea marks the anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party on Monday (Oct 10), amid concerns that the isolated state is planning another nuclear test or missile launch in a show of force on the day of the event. Satellite images released this month have shown increased activity at the country's Sohae Satellite Launching Station, including crates on the launch pad and vehicles near oxidiser and fuel buildings. Previous tests and launches have coincided with key dates in North Korea's politics.