MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Sept 29, 2015

Refugees, many of whom say they are Rohingya, waiting for access to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Aug 11, 2015.
Refugees, many of whom say they are Rohingya, waiting for access to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Aug 11, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 29 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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ASEAN MINISTERS TO SIGN DECLARATION ON MIGRANTS, PEOPLE TRAFFICKING

Asean security ministers are set to sign off on the Kuala Lumpur Declarations on "Irregular Movement of Persons" and "Combating Transnational Crime", both related to the headlining issue of migrants and people trafficking. The signing on Tuesday morning kicks off the latest in a string of meetings that have repeatedly failed to address these problems. Hundreds of bodies were found in "death camps" and thousands from Bangladesh and Myanmar were left adrift in crowded boats earlier this year. Despite several regional pow-wows called in the wake of the humanitarian crisis, the regional bloc has so far only come up with strong statements, but little in terms of concrete actions. - SHANNON TEOH


A camp site at the Malaysia-Thailand border. In May, 139 graves in 28 camps were discovered in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. PHOTO: HARIAN METRO

SESSION ON BEST PRACTICES AT THE WORKPLACE

The Workforce Advancement Federation will hold a sharing session on Tuesday for companies to exchange best practices in the workplace. The session, which is the first of three scheduled from September to November this year under its Workforce Champion Series, will be hosted by Yang Kee Logistics and attended by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan. More than 50 business leaders and management executives from SMEs will tour the firm's premises and discuss workforce innovation and talent management practices. - OLIVIA HO

NEW BRITISH AIRWAYS LOUNGE AT CHANGI AIRPORT


 Travellers at Changi Airport Terminal 1 departure area. The terminal is set to get a new British Airways lounge on Tuesday. PHOTO: ST FILE

British Airways will unveil its new lounge at Changi Airport's Terminal 1 on Tuesday. The new facility is part of the airline's $11 billion investment to enhance the travel experience for its customers. - SEOW BEI YI

EC TO RELEASE REPORT ON ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE  


A customer with a dog uses a La Caixa automatic teller machine (ATM) in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain on August 28, 2015. The European Commission will issue its latest report on economic confidence in the region on Tuesday. PHOTO: REUTERS

The European Commission will issue its latest report on economic confidence in the region on Tuesday for the month of September. Business confidence in the euro area fell to 0.21 points last month, while consumer confidence decreased to negative 6.8 points. The report will shed light on current sentiment of businesses and level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The index is measured by a survey of over 23,000 households and businesses each in the euro area.