Haze: New strategy sought to fight 'slash and burn' problem


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 01 Oct 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: As a blanket of haze, caused by thick smoke from forest fires in Indonesia, covers parts of South-East Asia, the region is struggling to find an effective response to the problem, experts said. 

The haze has caused health problems, flight delays and school closures across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in what has become an annual ordeal that has defied attempts by governments, businesses and green groups to tackle it. 

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