Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Oct 20, which we think you'd be interested in.
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Trial to begin over Afro Asia Building murder
Finally, the trial of Govindasamy Nallaiah will start today for the alleged homicide/murder of Madam Low Foong Meng. A total of 58 witnesses are expected to testify at his murder trial, including lawyer Rengarajoo Balasamy, husband of Madam Low. Madam Low’s charred body was found in her husband’s law firm at Afro Asia Building following the fire that gutted the office in the Afro Asia Building in August 2011. - AMIR HUSSAIN
Financial Times summit to look at global initiatives, opportunities in Asia
Financial Times is holding the sixth annual World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit today. The one-day event will be attended by leading policymakers, institutional investors, investment bankers and infrastructure developers to discuss the latest global initiatives such as capital investments as well as opportunities and obstacles in Asian emerging economies. - CHIA YAN MIN
Jakarta to release FDI data
Indonesia will announce foreign direct investment figures today, data that will determine the confidence foreign investors have in the reform-oriented Joko Widodo administration. Investors had fled South East Asia's biggest economy over the government's disappointing early performance. Today's numbers will be a reflection of whether the recently announced stimulus measures, coupled with expectations that US Fed will delay rate hike, has lured investors back to the country.
Separated Koreans to reunite for family reunions
Some 400 South Koreans will be reunited on Tuesday (Oct 20) with their relatives in the North for the first time since the Korean War ended 62 years ago. The reunion is the latest of its kind in a programme that began in earnest in 2000 but is only the second in the past five years – the result of an agreement the two Koreas reached in August to ease tensions that had pushed them to the brink of armed conflict.
The South Korean participants, many of them elderly, were chosen from a waiting list of 65,000 and will get to meet their kin six times over the next three days in the North Korean resort of Mount Kumgang.