MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 27, 2015

A customised health and exercise programme, meant for supermarket workers, will be showcased at the Sheng Siong Bedok North outlet on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015.
A customised health and exercise programme, meant for supermarket workers, will be showcased at the Sheng Siong Bedok North outlet on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Oct 27, which we think you'd be interested in.

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Improving the health of older retail workers

Customised health and exercise activities for supermarket workers will be showcased at the Sheng Siong Bedok North outlet on Tuesday (Oct 27). The event is part of a 12-month pilot programme that aims to improve the health of older workers in the retail sector. Among other things, the programme promotes proper postures and techniques that strengthen the muscles. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and chairman of the Tripartite Oversight Committee on Workplace Health, will grace the event. - LINETTE LAI

MAS review on Singapore to be released


MAS will be releasing its biannual review of Singapore's economy on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015. ST PHOTO: ALCIA CHAN

The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) twice-yearly review of the Singapore economy is due out today. The Macroeconomic Review, as it is called, will outline the key risks to the economy in the medium term, as well as the central bank’s expectations for inflation.  - CHIA YAN MIN

Yaacob to grace National Security Conference


Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will be attending this year's National Security Conference. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information is the guest of honour at the 2015 National Security Conference today. - WONG SIEW YING

Malaysia and Indonesia to discuss efforts to address haze


The Seri Wawasan bridge in Putrajaya is seen shrouded in haze on Oct 23, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Malaysia's Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar will meet with his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta on Tuesday (Oct 27) to address efforts to tackle the blanket of haze that has affected air quality in both countries. Dr Wan Junaidi said on Monday  that Malaysia was ready to continue helping Indonesia battle the widespread fires still razing in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan.

Malaysia was one of the countries involved in a multinational effort that began earlier this month to help Indonesia put out the fires. The fires, caused by slash-and-burn farming practices in Indonesia, have choked vast expanses of South-east Asia, forcing schools to close and scores of flights and some international events to be cancelled.

Macau’s Studio City casino resort opens


Melco Crown's Studio City casino in Macau is set to open on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

A Hollywood-themed resort by Melco Crown Entertainment has its official opening in Macau on Tuesday, to be attended by billionaire chairmen Lawrence Ho and James Packer. The US$3.2 billion (S$4.5 billion) Studio City integrated casino resort, featuring Asia’s highest Ferris wheel, is the second new casino to open in Macau this year, amid a drop in the number of high-rollers visiting due to Beijing’s graft crackdown and China’s slowing economy.