Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Sept 28, 2016

Mr Lee Kuan Yew will receive Japan’s top honour for a foreign dignitary on Sept 28, 2016.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew will receive Japan’s top honour for a foreign dignitary on Sept 28, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

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

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Japan's top honour for Lee Kuan Yew

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will on Wednesday (Sept 28) receive Japan’s top honour for a foreign dignitary on behalf of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who died in March last year.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will present the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers to Mr Lee at a bilateral summit meeting. Mr Lee arrived in Tokyo on Monday for a four-day official visit that marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan

Conference of cyber crime experts


Cybercrime experts will meet at the 4th Interpol-Europol Cybercrime Conference to discuss cybercrime threats and trends. PHOTO: REUTERS

Representatives from law enforcement, the private sector, academia and international organisations meet in Singapore from today (Sept 28) at the 4th Interpol-Europol Cybercrime Conference to discuss cybercrime threats and trends.

At the conference, these experts will share best practices and explore the latest solutions to enhancing the global response to cybercrime.

The theme for this year's three-day event is "Solutions for Attribution". This joint intitiative, alternates every year between Europol's European Cybercrime Centres in The Hague and the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. 

Food industry study to be released


Crowds at Newton Food Centre on May 3, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Food Industry Asia (FIA) think-tank will be releasing on Wednesday (Sept 27) a study on the economic impact of the food industry in Singapore.

FIA executive director Matt Kovac and Oxford Economics senior economist Oliver Salmon will highlight some areas, including the industry's contribution to Singapore's economy and employment.