My Sinchew/ Haze

No quick dousing of haze woes despite early ASEAN meet

Southeast Asian nations gathering to discuss the annual shroud of hazardous smog that blights the region are unlikely to find any immediate solutions, despite a meeting to address the issue being brought forward by a month to Monday.


Haze, a legal perspective

Malaysia, Singapore and other Asean nations have raised concerns over the dangers of the annual "migration" of haze from Indonesia to its neighbouring countries.


KLK 'no' to irresponsible burning

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) does not subscribe to irresponsible burning practices.


Malaysian company suspect in Riau forest fires

The Indonesian National Police has named a subsidiary of a Malaysian company as a suspect in forest burning to clear land for plantations in Riau.


Malaysia still choked by Indonesian haze after 14 years

The respective ministers in-charge of environment from Asean countries will convene here next Wednesday, for the transboundry haze pollution meeting which has been brought forward from the original schedule next month.


Slash-and-burn a way of life on Indonesia's Sumatra

The ground was still hot and smoke hung in the air when Saparina set out to plant her spinach in the ashen remains of rainforest on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where raging fires triggered Southeast Asia's worst smog crisis in years.


Uphill task to eliminate haze

"The long-term foes of Indonesia's forest fires are discrepancies in law enforcement, politics and corruption."


Moderate air quality in 12 areas

The haze that enveloped the country recently has eased off except for 12 areas including Bukit Rambai in Melaka, which recorded a moderate Air Pollution Index (API) reading of 83 this afternoon.


Cloud seeding only if suitable clouds available

Cloud seeding during the haze can only succeed if there are suitable clouds to induce condensation to produce rain, said Meteorological Department director-general Che Gayah Ismail.


Proactive measures to address haze: company

PT Minamas Gemilang, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Plantation, has called on all stakeholders to enter into constructive dialogue to find a sustainable solution to the haze problem.


 

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