Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Oct 24, 2016

President Tony Tan Keng Yam signing the condolence book for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore on Oct 15, 2016.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam signing the condolence book for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore on Oct 15, 2016.PHOTO: MCI

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday (Oct 24) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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President Tony Tan in Bangkok to pay respects to late Thai king

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be in Bangkok on Monday (Oct 24) to pay his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He will be accompanied by his wife and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Start of the Singapore International Energy Week 


Energy professionals, policymakers and commentators will be discussing energy-related issues at the Singapore International Energy Week, which begins on Oct 24, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Singapore International Energy Week, starting on Monday (Oct 24), is an annual week-long platform for energy professionals, policy makers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space.

It aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discussions on pertinent energy-related issues, while simultaneously meeting the strategic objectives of Singapore's commitment to becoming a global leading energy hub and "living lab". - SAMANTHA BOH, AUDREY TAN

Xi Jinping looking to consolidate power at CCP's Sixth Plenum


The Chinese Communist Party will be holding its Sixth Plenum from Oct 24, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

China's Communist Party will gather for its Sixth Plenum in Beijing on Monday (Oct 24) to discuss changes in how the party will be managed. The four-day meeting will be attended by nearly 400 members, and will mull over the issue of "party discipline".

President Xi Jinping, who will chair the meeting, has been waging a far-reaching battle against official graft, even as he aims to consolidate his power within the party amid a pushback by those affected by the drive. There has also been speculation that Mr Xi will seek to remain in power after 2022, the end of his second term in office.

Tennis: Radwanska to begin title defence at WTA Finals


Agnieszka Radwanska will begin her title defence at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Oct 24, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland will begin her WTA Finals title defence against Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, who only arrived in Singapore on Sunday (Oct 23) after confirming her place in the tournament the night before. 

Czech Karolina Pliskova and Spaniard Garbine Muguruza will be playing in the other singles match scheduled on Monday (Oct 24).