Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday (Oct 28) and which we think you'd be interested in.
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Key witness in murder trial to take stand
A key witness in the high-profile case of a businessman accused of killing his wife’s lover is expected to take the stand today (Oct 28). The forensic pathologist will likely describe how material analyst Dexmon Chua Yizhi, 37, died between the night of Dec 28 and the early hours of Dec 29, 2013. Chia Kee Chen, 56, is accused of killing the younger man and dumping his body at a live firing range in Lim Chu Kang.
Britain to hear first legal ruling on Brexit
Britain will hear its first legal ruling on Brexit today (Oct 28), with the High Court in Belfast set to decide on Northern Ireland’s entitlement to challenge Britain's exit from the European Union. The legal challenge was brought by a cross-party group of politicians and community activists earlier this month. They argue that Brexit cannot be imposed on Northern Ireland unless it is put to a vote at the Northern Ireland regional assembly. Northern Ireland voted in favour of staying in the EU at the June 23 referendum. The ruling is expected at about 5pm Singapore time.
Q3 property data out today
A complete and comprehensive set of property data for the third quarter will be released today (Oct 28). Earlier this month, the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s flash estimates on private home sales showed a 1.5 per cent drop in prices in the third quarter – the steepest quarterly fall in seven years. In contrast, preliminary data from the Housing Board indicated that resale prices of public housing flats remained stable in the same period.