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Smog or haze: The audacity of Indonesia

Smog or haze: The audacity of Indonesia

PHOTO: Creative Commons   I am flabbergasted at the audacity of an Indonesian Minister putting the blame on four Malaysian associated companies as being at the centre of the current smog enveloping the whole of Malaysia, parts of Kalimantan and the Riau province of Sumatra. Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar singled out […]

Malaysia not transparent about its own forest fires, says Indonesian minister

Malaysia not transparent about its own forest fires, says Indonesian minister

FOREST fire raging in Riau, Indonesia/ photo: kompasiana   JAKARTA — Haze that has been shrouding parts of Malaysia did not entirely originate from Indonesia, the archipelago’s Environmental Affairs and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Wednesday (Sep 11), as she urged Malaysia to be more transparent about the situation. “The Indonesian government has […]