MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Aug 21, 2015

Flowers and messages at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 19, 2015.
Flowers and messages at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 19, 2015.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

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Bangkok blast: Senior Thai officials to make offerings in memory of the victims

Senior Thai officials will be gathering at Erawan Shrine this morning to make offerings in memory of the victims of Monday's bomb attack in Bangkok. The deadly blast killed 20 people and left more than 100 injured. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has said he would not attend the memorial service due to security concerns. “I will not go there on the advice of my security. I am not afraid of dying but I am afraid others may die with me as my risk is increasing day by day,” he said at an official function in Bangkok. - TAN HUI YEE

Singapore pioneers share memories


Open-air stalls at Bussorah Street in Singapore on Jan 16, 1965. PHOTO: ST FILE

The stories of 39 Singaporeans born before the country gained independence in 1965 will be featured in a new exhibition under the National Library Board’s Singapore Memory Project. Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will officially launch The Greatest Gift Of A Generation – Life Stories, at Woodlands Regional Library today.  The exhibition will run till May 2016. - MELODY ZACCHEUS