MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, June 11, 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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Singapore's SEA Games gold run

With four out of six gold medals being won by Singapore's swimmers on Wednesday (bringing the total tally to 60), all eyes will be on the aquatic events again to see how many more gold medals can be hauled in on Thursday.

Two Singaporeans to take on "Beat the Sun" challenge

Two Singaporeans will take on a gruelling challenge later this year, when they join a team and attempt to climb 8,370m over a distance of 148km in Europe. Mr Andy Neo and Mr Winston Ng will talk about joining the Asics "Beat the Sun" challenge on Thursday. - ONG KAI XUAN

Ramadan programmes and initiatives to be revealed


The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) will share its Ramadan programmes and initiatives for the Muslim community ahead of the fasting month. - LESTER HIO

Thailand's Prime Minister to arrive in Singapore


Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrives in Singapore on Thursday, with an eye on promoting trade and business as growth projections for Asean's second-largest economy remain subdued. The junta chief, who staged a coup in May last year, will meet President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and key local business leaders on his two-day introductory visit. - TAN HUI YEE

Jokowi's eldest son to wed former beauty queen


Indonesian President Joko Widodo's eldest son, Mr Gibran Rakabuming, is tying the knot with former beauty queen Selvi Ananda on Thursday. Over 4,000 guests have been invited to attend the reception in the city of Surakarta, better known as Solo, where Mr Joko served as mayor from 2005 to 2012. The couple met in 2009 when Ms Selvi won the Miss Solo beauty pageant in which Mr Gibran was a judge. - LEE CHOO KIONG

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