MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, May 12, 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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Inter Religious Organisation celebrates 66th anniversary at Istana

The Inter Religious Organisation is organising a gathering at the Istana on Tuesday to celebrate its 66th anniversary. The event seeks to reaffirm the country's commitment towards a harmonious coexistence of the 10 main faiths here. There will also be a special acknowledgement of people who have made invaluable contributions towards the promotion of inter-faith harmony in Singapore. - LIM YAN LIANG

Japan and Philippines hold first joint naval drill


Japan and the Philippines hold their first joint naval drill in Philippine waters in the South China Sea, amid rising tension between Manila and Beijing over their competing territorial claims in the waterway. The two-hour maritime safety exercise will practise the code for unplanned encounters at sea, Reuters reported, quoting sources in Tokyo and Manila. The drill is the latest sign of US allies Philippines and Japan drawing closer even as mutual rival China becomes increasingly assertive in the region. - LEE SEOK HWAI

SingPost to release full-year earnings


SingPost will post its full-year results as well as hold a media-cum-analyst briefing today. - PHYLLIS HO

Golden Agri-Resources to release Q1 results


Golden Agri-Resources will holds a media conference call on its financial results for the first quarter today. Its Indonesian subsidiary was yesterday ordered to stop buying or developing new plantation land in Indonesia by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil after it was found to have breached rules on land acquisition. - WONG WEI HAN

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