MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Sept 28, 2015

Dr Huang Huikang (centre, in red) during his visit to Petaling Street on Sept 25, 2015.
Dr Huang Huikang (centre, in red) during his visit to Petaling Street on Sept 25, 2015.PHOTO: THE STAR

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 28 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Chinese ambassador to Malaysia heads to MFA after being summoned

Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang will head to Malaysia's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday (Sept 28) after being summoned to clarify his statement made during a visit to Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown last Friday. His remarks, where he said China was against those who resort to violence to disrupt public order - seemingly referring to the threat by a group to hold a protest in Chinatown, have been described by a Malaysian official as tantamount to interference in the country's domestic affairs. Malay daily Utusan Malaysia has called for Dr Huang to apologise or go back to China. - JEREMY LEE

When art meets technology


Chinese tourists take pictures against the iconic Merlion statue. PHOTO: AFP

In future, the Merlion may be able to converse with visitors. Such combinations of art and technology will be featured in the Festival of Tech, the first such event that envisions the impact of technology on future lives through installations, and video and art exhibits. Today, its organiser, the Infocomm Development of Authority, will give more details on the festival, which will run from Oct 10 to 18. - LESTER HIO

US to release housing data


 A "For Sale" sign outside a home in Illinois, United States. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

The United States will release the Pending Homes Sales Index for August. It is leading indicator for housing activity is released during the first week of each month. The index measures housing contract activity. It is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops.