MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, August 12, 2015

The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies will be renamed the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute from today, in honour of Singapore's first president.
The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies will be renamed the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute from today, in honour of Singapore's first president.PHOTO: ZAWIYAH SALLEH

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ISEAS officially renamed ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute today

The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies will be renamed ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, starting from today. The renaming is part of efforts to pay tribute to the late Yusof Ishak, Singapore's first President. The renaming ceremony at the institute will be graced by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat and Mr Yusof's wife, Toh Puan Noor Aishah. To commemorate the event, a monograph and a photo exhibition on Mr Yusof's life and his contributions to Singapore will also open at the ISEAS Library. - NUR ASYIQIN MOHAMAD SALLEH

Prestigious police scholarship


Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Police Commissioner Ng Joo Hee (third from left) chatting with Singapore Police Force Overseas Scholarship recipients (from left) Poh Yu Quan, Timothy Yap Wei Hang and Joshua Jesudason, at the Istana on Aug 22, 2013. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Singapore Police Force Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship awarded by the Public Service Commission, will be presented to three recipients this year. They will receive the awards from Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also Minister for Home Affairs and the Coordinating Minister for National Security, at the Istana tonight. - NG HUIWEN

Yongnam to release half-year financial results

Mainboard-listed Yongnam Holdings, a structural steel contractor and specialist engineering solutions provider, will be announcing today, its financial results for the six months ended June 30. - JOSE HONG

Bus company SBS Transit's Q2 results out today


Transport company SBS Transit will report its second quarter earnings today. PHOTO: ST FILE

SBS Transit is expected to report today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30. - CHRIS TAN

South Korean 'comfort women' to protest in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul 


Former South Korean so-called "comfort women" Gil Won Ok (blue chair- left) and Kim Bok Dong (blue chair- R) and other supporters take part in the weekly rally against the Japanese government, near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on Aug 5, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

A group of South Korean women forced into military sexual slavery during World War II, commonly known as comfort women, will gather in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Wednesday in a weekly protest demanding an apology and compensation from Japan. The gathering is expected to be large as it comes ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of Japanese colonial rule on Saturday.