MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Sept 11, 2015

A curious bystander peeks at a polling booth on Sept 10, 2015, which has been set up for voting procedures the next day, on Sept 11.
A curious bystander peeks at a polling booth on Sept 10, 2015, which has been set up for voting procedures the next day, on Sept 11.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 11 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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GE2015: Singapore heads to the polls

Singaporeans across the island will head to voting booths to choose who they want to elect into Parliament, as the GE2015 period comes to a close. Voting stations will be open from 8am to 8pm.

700 seniors to take part in Silver Fiesta


(From left) Seniors Choa Choi Huei, Tan Ah Lek and Goh Choo Lee cheering while watcing a performance at the YMCA Silver Fiesta on Sept 10, 2015. ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN

About 700 senior citizens from voluntary welfare organisations will take part in YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015. The two-day event which began on Thursday (Sept 10), features performances by local senior citizen groups and include a percussion performance, a flower show and a zumba performance. The activities are being held at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium.

Bank Negara to review policy


Bank Negara will be holding its policy review later today. PHOTO: AFP

Malaysia's central bank will likely hold its key interest rate steady at 3.25 per cent at a policy review today as a weakened global economy, battered ringgit and uncertain domestic politics keep policymakers in check.

Economists do not see Bank Negara using interest rates as a policy tool. Instead, the most likely action to stabilise capital outflows is to repatriate government-linked firms' overseas investments and forex earnings.

Britain's Labour Party to decide on new leader


 Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn speaking during a campaign rally in Edinburgh on Aug 14, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

The results of the leadership contest for Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will be out on Saturday (Sept 12) after voting for the party leader ended on Thursday (Friday morning Singapore time). The campaign has been dominated by radical left candidate Jeremy Corbyn, who looks set to win the race. He has become the darling of youthful and elderly Labour supporters and powerful trade unions.