MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, April 13, 2015

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

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Parliament to discuss commemoration of Lee Kuan Yew

Parliament sits this afternoon, and three MPs have tabled questions on how best Singapore can commemorate first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23 aged 91.

Ms Foo Mee Har (West Coast GRC) will ask Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong whether the Government can designate a day in the year as Founder's Day for citizens to remember the country's early struggles and founding values. Mr Ang Wei Neng (Jurong GRC) and Dr Lily Neo (Tanjong Pagar GRC) will ask whether the Government will consider renaming Changi Airport after Mr Lee and whether Singapore currency will bear Mr Lee's image.

MPs will also debate amendments to the law to allow HDB officers to enter any HDB flat to investigate whether urgent repairs, such as for ceiling leaks, need to be carried out - and to make such repairs where needed.

Four new Bills will also be introduced, including one to regulate taxi booking service providers such as Uber and GrabTaxi. - ZAKIR HUSSAIN

Interpol opens Singapore complex

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The Interpol Global Complex for Innovation will be officially opened on Monday. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Interpol's secretary-general and president will be speaking. The complex will house the Interpol Digital Crime Centre, which will help national authorities in cybercrime investigation support, research and development in the area of digital crime, and digital security. - AMIR HUSSAIN

Insurance now available for purchase at post offices

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Consumers will now be able to find out more about insurance and buy it at the post office. Insurance company AXA will be partnering SingPost to start such a new service. - MELISSA LIN

Limits on trips to Hong Kong by Shenzhen residents?

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China today may announce measures to curb visits by residents of Shenzhen city to neighbouring Hong Kong, Chinese media reported, amid heightened tensions between the mainland and the former British colony. Under the new regulation, Shenzhen residents will be allowed for a visit to Hong Kong only once a week. They can currently go to the city as often as they like with a multiple entry permit. Millions of mainland visitors each year have boosted Hong Kong's retail sales and the hotel sector, but they are also blamed for pushing up shop rents and property prices.

New push to revive stalled Ukraine peace process

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Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are set to meet today in Berlin to assess the implementation of the Minsk accords, a ceasefire deal aimed at ending the fighting in Ukraine. The situation in Kiev remains tense, with frequent violations of the peace deal. Nato said that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in East Ukraine.

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