In­done­sia to take ac­tion over for­est fires

Asian Journal - - Asia -

Jakarta: The In­done­sian gov­ern­ment has ini­ti­ated le­gal ac­tion against com­pa­nies al­legedly in­volved in caus­ing for­est fires in the coun­try that have re­sulted in a haze en­velop­ing Sin­ga­pore and Malaysia, po­lice said on Tues­day. The ac­tion comes as In­done­sia scram­bles to fight the for­est fires which of­ten oc­cur dur­ing the land clear­ing process for the open­ing of new plan­ta­tions on the is­lands of Su­ma­tra and Bor­neo, Xin­hua news agency re­ported.

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