Singapore Armed Forces helping to put out forest fires in Chiang Mai: Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE - Singapore is helping to put out the forest fires in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has mobilised helicopters there to help put out the fierce forest fires which have been raging in the area, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

"It will be equipped with a 5000L water bucket from the Singapore Civil Defence Force. Let's support our SAF men and women who are tasked for this mission - that they will do their job well and keep safe," Dr Ng wrote.