MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Sept 9, 2015

The crowd cheering at a PAP election rally for Nee Soon GRC at Yishun Stadium on Sept 8, 2015.
The crowd cheering at a PAP election rally for Nee Soon GRC at Yishun Stadium on Sept 8, 2015.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 9 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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GE2015:  15 rallies on last day of campaigning 

All nine political parties have evening rallies scheduled, with no lunchtime rally on Wednesday (Sept 9). This will be the last day of campaigning for the nine parties and the two independent candidates before Cooling-off Day on Thursday (Sept 10).

COE bidding exercise


Customers at the Honda showroom in Alexandra Road on July 19, 2015. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

With talk about an imminent drop in the price of COEs, the outcome of Wednesday's bidding exercise will be closely watched, especially by those who have been holding off replacing their old vehicles. Industry players say it is inevitable that prices will drop as more COEs become available.  Next year’s COE quota is expected to hit 100,000 – up from around 70,000 this year.  But so far the price trend has been erratic. 

Umno Supreme Council meeting


 Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on July 29, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Umno’s Supreme Council is due to finally convene on Wednesday after previous meetings in July and August were cancelled. Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi has denied widespread speculation that heads will roll. There has been talk that party deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin, vice-president Mohd Shafie Apdal and five others will be sacked from Umno.