MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, March 31, 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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AGC to expand Appropriate Adult Scheme

The Attorney-General's Chambers will officially launch its expansion of the Appropriate Adult Scheme today. Since 2013, the scheme has seen 60 specially-trained volunteers acting as a bridge between police officers and persons with development disabilities, who are left unaccompanied at police stations. Close to 50 individuals have been assisted through the scheme so far. - AMIR HUSSAIN

Big step forward in Myanmar peace process as factions set to sign ceasefire

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Leaders and representatives of 16 armed ethnic groups and alliances are set to sign today a draft of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with Myanmar's government, which marks a significant step in the complex peace process and could potentially bring an end to decades of intermittent conflict and civil war. Details of the seven-chapter draft remain unclear though, and it would have to be ratified by Myanmar's military-dominated parliament - and possibly by top leadership among some of the ethnic groups as well - to translate into an actual Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. - NIRMAL GHOSH

Business Times Leadership Conference to look at Singapore's economy

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The Netherlands Embassy and The Business Times are jointly presenting The Business Times Leadership Conference 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. The theme of this year's conference is "Leadership in Sustainability: How Singapore is shaping its future economic policies and business practices". - CHIA YAN MIN

International hawkers bringing their street food back to Singapore

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The World Street Food Congress is happening next month, and hawkers from all over the world will be in Singapore to showcase their food.

The event is organised by food consultancy and street-food-guide publisher Makansutra, and was last held in 2013 at the F1 Pit Building and Paddock in Republic Boulevard.

At the time, there were complaints about the price of the food, its inconvenient location. Find out what the organisers are doing to address these issues. - EUNICE QUEK

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