The Straits Times' News In A Minute: March 7, 2017

Today's top news headlines: Flats with shorter waiting times in 2018, Direct School Admission scheme to be expanded and SSA to appoint new national head coach​​.

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

* About 1,000 Build-to-Order flats launched in 2018 will come with shorter waiting times.

* Direct School Admission scheme for pupils to enter Secondary 1 directly to be expanded

* The Singapore Swimming Association will hire a new national head coach and performance director. ​