10 must-reads for today

Children wearing face masks leaving their school early due to air pollution in Bangkok on Wednesday.
Children wearing face masks leaving their school early due to air pollution in Bangkok on Wednesday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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Bangkok's governor has appealed for help to battle the haze that has blanketed the Thai capital for weeks. The authorities yesterday dispatched drones to disperse water to clear the air, but the move was widely ridiculed on social media.

The Singapore Armed Forces will set up a new Inspector-General's Office that will report directly to the Chief of Defence Force and have full authority to scrutinise and enforce safety processes and practices at all levels. This was among the measures on training safety announced by the Ministry of Defence. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe