MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, May 8, 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 University of Technology and Design officially opens

The Singapore University of Technology and Design will officially open its campus on Friday. The university, which focuses on engineering and started in 2012, is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The school moved into their permanent Changi campus earlier this year and will be officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. - SANDRA DAVIE

Amos Yee in court for second day of trial


Amos Yee is back in court today for the second day of his trial. The 16-year-old, who is charged with attacking Christianity and transmitting an obscene image, pleaded not guilty to the charges yesterday. - AMIR HUSSAIN

UK election results out today


The polling results of Britain's closest election in decades are expected today, but the United Kingdom's 64 million people may have to wait a little longer to know who will lead their new government as neither the ruling Conservative Party nor the main opposition Labour Party seemed headed for an outright majority. This means either of the two main parties will need to team up with smaller players such as the Scottish National Party and the anti-immigration UKIP in order to govern. Depending on the alliance formed, the world’s fifth-largest economy could inch closer to leaving the European Union while Scotland might try to break away from the UK for a second time. - LEE SEOK HWAI

Funeral of executed Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan held in Sydney


The funeral of Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan will be held in Sydney today, more than a week after he was executed in Indonesia alongside fellow Australian drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran and six other foreign and Indonesian drug convicts amid an international outcry. Chan, 31, was arrested on Bali in 2005 while trying to smuggle 8kg of heroin to Australia. He was killed by firing squad on April 29 after Indonesia President Joko Widodo, citing the need to fight a growing drug problem in Indonesia, rejected his appeals for clemency. Australia withdrew its ambassador in response to its nationals' execution. Sukumaran's funeral will be held on Saturday. - LEE SEOK HWAI

Frasers Centrepoint releases Q2 results


Frasers Centrepoint is releasing its second-quarter financial performance today. - RACHEL TAN