The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Aug 1, 2016

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong celebrates National Day in Washington, DC; Public Transport Council offers recommendations to to improve public transport: Belgian pleads guilty to killing son

In The Straits Times' News In A Minute today, we look at:

* Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Madam Ho Ching celebrated an early National Day with more than 500 Singaporeans at the Singapore embassy in Washington, DC on Sunday evening.

* A raft of recommendations has been released by the Public Transport Council on how buses and trains can be made friendlier for families, seniors and wheelchair users. 

* Belgian expatriate Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart has admitted to causing the death of his five-year-old son last October at D'Leedon Condominium off Farrer Road.