Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Oct 27, which we think you'd be interested in.
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Improving the health of older retail workers
Customised health and exercise activities for supermarket workers will be showcased at the Sheng Siong Bedok North outlet on Tuesday (Oct 27). The event is part of a 12-month pilot programme that aims to improve the health of older workers in the retail sector. Among other things, the programme promotes proper postures and techniques that strengthen the muscles. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and chairman of the Tripartite Oversight Committee on Workplace Health, will grace the event. - LINETTE LAI
MAS review on Singapore to be released
The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) twice-yearly review of the Singapore economy is due out today. The Macroeconomic Review, as it is called, will outline the key risks to the economy in the medium term, as well as the central bank’s expectations for inflation. - CHIA YAN MIN
Yaacob to grace National Security Conference
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information is the guest of honour at the 2015 National Security Conference today. - WONG SIEW YING
Malaysia and Indonesia to discuss efforts to address haze
Malaysia's Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar will meet with his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta on Tuesday (Oct 27) to address efforts to tackle the blanket of haze that has affected air quality in both countries. Dr Wan Junaidi said on Monday that Malaysia was ready to continue helping Indonesia battle the widespread fires still razing in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan.
Malaysia was one of the countries involved in a multinational effort that began earlier this month to help Indonesia put out the fires. The fires, caused by slash-and-burn farming practices in Indonesia, have choked vast expanses of South-east Asia, forcing schools to close and scores of flights and some international events to be cancelled.
Macau’s Studio City casino resort opens
A Hollywood-themed resort by Melco Crown Entertainment has its official opening in Macau on Tuesday, to be attended by billionaire chairmen Lawrence Ho and James Packer. The US$3.2 billion (S$4.5 billion) Studio City integrated casino resort, featuring Asia’s highest Ferris wheel, is the second new casino to open in Macau this year, amid a drop in the number of high-rollers visiting due to Beijing’s graft crackdown and China’s slowing economy.