The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Jan 18, 2016

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

* The Public Prosecutor has filed its appeal in the City Harvest case, calling for harsher punishment on the six accused, which include the church's founding pastor Kong Hee.

* The new Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) will be formed in the second half of this year after a merger between Singapore's infocomm and media development authorities. 

* The Workers' Party has filed a parliamentary motion for Ms Lee Li Lian's Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seat to be declared vacant and for it to be taken up by associate sociology professor Daniel Goh.