10 must-reads for today

A novice Buddhist monk looking out over the smog-covered city in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai yesterday.
A novice Buddhist monk looking out over the smog-covered city in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai yesterday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

1 Smog chokes Chiang Mai

Smog continued to smother northern Thailand yesterday, prompting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to promise full government assistance in tackling the crisis after flying to Chiang Mai province. The annual haze caused by forest fires and illegal slash-and-burn methods used to clear farmland has hit the region particularly hard this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe