The Straits Times' News In A Minute: April 21, 2016

Today's top news headlines: Singapore will not soften its stand on drugs, Singapore is taking action against companies responsible for haze, and the attacker in the ITE slashing incident gets a shot at reform after appealing.

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at:

* Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam told world leaders at the United Nations that Singapore will not soften its drug policies, pushing back against calls from some nations to change its approach to dealing with drugs.

* Singapore is taking action under the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to go after companies that contributed to last year's haze, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli. 

* Student Muhammad Zuhairie Adely Zulkifli , who slashed another teenager with a bread knife on an Institute of Technical Education campus last year, has been given a second chance by the High Court after he appealed against the initial sentence.