Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 17, 2016

People at the Hari Raya bazaar at Geylang Serai on June 12, 2016.
People at the Hari Raya bazaar at Geylang Serai on June 12, 2016.PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday, June 17, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Masagos Zulkifli to visit Hari Raya bazaar at Tampines

This year’s  Hari Raya bazaar at Tampines has several international stalls offering an array of Islamic cultural goods from around the world.

Environment and Water Resources minister Masagos Zulkifli will visit the bazaar and meet with exhibitors from the Brunei High Commission, Indonesian Embassy and Turkish Cultural Centre today (June 17). - SHERRY SUN XUERUI

Trade and export data to shed more light on health of export sector

Ships in the Eastern Anchorage of Singapore off East Coast Park on May 26, 2016. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Singapore’s trade and export figures for May will be released today (June 17), and the data will shed more light on the health of the export sector here.

Non-oil domestic exports have taken a beating so far this year, especially in electronics, so it is likely that exports did badly again last month.

Australian leaders to face off online

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Labour leader Bill Shorten shake hands before their first televised debate in Sydney, on May 13, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

The leaders of Australia’s two main political parties, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labour leader Bill Shorten, will hold an online debate today (June 17) ahead of a July 2 vote.

It is the first time an online debate is being held in a national election campaign in Australia.

The debate at 6pm Australian time (4pm Singapore time) will be streamed in real time via Facebook Live on News Corp’s Australian website,, and Facebook.