10 must-reads for today

An excavator removing a damaged car yesterday from among the debris caused by the recent earthquake in Palu, in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.
An excavator removing a damaged car yesterday from among the debris caused by the recent earthquake in Palu, in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.REUTERS

1 Better disaster planning

Indonesia is mulling over setting up several logistics bases in safe regions to ensure that aid can reach people faster when there is a natural disaster. This would enable ample amounts of aid to reach disaster-affected areas in 24 hours, well within the golden time when quake and tsunami victims have the highest chance of survival if provided with assistance and medical treatment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe