Singapore raises haze tax
TO CURB trans-boundary haze, the government of Singapore has made more stringent its ambitious legislation that aims to take legal action against both local and foreign companies causing air pollution. The toxic haze is caused as forest fires rage across Indonesia. It drifts into Singapore and other South-- East Asian countries. Last year, pollution levels in Singapore reached a record high because of trans-boundary haze. The Trans Boundary Haze Pollution Bill, introduced in Parliament after a month-long public consultation, slaps a fine of up to US $2 million on erring firms. This is seven times the amount the Bill had initially proposed.