In­done­sia sus­pends, re­vokes busi­ness li­cences over for­est fires

Asian Journal - - Editorial -

Jakarta: The In­done­sian gov­ern­ment has taken le­gal ac­tion against four com­pa­nies over rag­ing for­est fires that have led to a haze across the re­gion and or­dered them to stop op­er­a­tion, an of­fi­cial said on Tues­day. Op­er­a­tional per­mits of three firms have been sus­pended and another com­pany’s li­cence has been re­voked, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of En­vi­ron­ment and Forestry Min­istry Bam­bang Hen­droy­ono said. The illegal fires across In­done­sian prov­inces of Su­ma­tra and Kal­i­man­tan have re­sulted in a smoky haze en­velop­ing Sin­ga­pore and Malaysia, dis­turb­ing flights and caus­ing health prob­lems.

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