MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Sept 2, 2015

Members of the public attending a People's Action Party (PAP) rally on May 5, 2011.
Members of the public attending a People's Action Party (PAP) rally on May 5, 2011. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 2 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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First two rallies of Sept 11 GE to be held today

The general election's first two rallies will be held today by the People's Action Party (PAP) and the Workers' Party (WP), after permits were issued by the police on Tuesday afternoon. Both rallies are for single-seat wards. The PAP will hold a rally for Radin Mas SMC at the Delta Hockey Pitch at Tiong Bahru Road from 7 to 10pm, while the WP will hold a rally for Hougang SMC at an open field in front of Block 837 Hougang Central at the same time.

Young Sikh Association dialogue 

Minister for Foreign and Law Affairs K. Shanmugam is attending a dialogue organised by the Young Sikh Association today. About 100 participants are expected to discuss socio-economic issues at the event which is titled "The Future of Singapore" .  - JASMINE OSADA 

Monetary Authority of Singapore survey 


The Monetary Authority of Singapore building. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s latest survey of professional forecasters, which polls private sector economists on their outlook for the economy, is due out today. - CHIA YAN MIN

 Singapore Green Building Week

The Singapore Green Building Week officially opens today. Academics, built environment practitioners and international green building experts will meet over the week to discuss climate change and sustainable business values, among other topics. - AUDREY TAN 

70th anniversary of the end of World War II 


Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug 22, 2015.  PHOTO: REUTERS


World leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Park Geun Hye, will begin arriving in Beijing today to take part in events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II tomorrow. During the visit, the leaders are expected to hold talks on issues of mutual interest with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as bilateral talks with their counterparts from other countries.