Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Feb 1, and which we think you'd be interested in.
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EMERGENCY MEETING ON ZIKA VIRUS
The Geneva-based World Health Organisation (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting today (Feb 1) to help determine its response to the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to the birth of thousands of children in Brazil with abnormally small heads, brain defects and impaired vision. The WHO estimates that as many as 4 million people in the Americas may become infected by Zika, for which there is currently no cure and a vaccine for widespread public use is at least months, if not years, away.
COMPILATION OF MEANINGFUL MESSAGES
Fifty meaningful messages that include a student showing support for those who lost loved ones on Mount Kinabalu have been compiled into a booklet by community self-help group Yayasan Mendaki. The messages collected in the booklet are the culmination of the group’s Postcard Stories project. The compilation will be launched today (Feb 1) at Wisma Mendaki. - ZHAKI ABDULLAH
SIA ENGINEERING DATA TODAY (FEB 1)
SIA Engineering is scheduled to release today (Feb 1) its third quarter financial results ended Dec 31. - KARAMJIT KAUR