Joko visits haze ground zero

VIP athazeground zeroIndonesian President Joko Widodo (left), accompanied by Indonesian National Defence Forces chief Gen Gatot Nurmantyo, visiting a burned forest at Pulo Keronngan village in Ogan Komering Ilir, South Sumatra province, on Sunday. Joko, who wanted a first-hand look atforest fires that have been causingthe worst haze in the past few days, ordered police to get tough on firms not complying with the law on open burning. See reports on Pages 12 and 24. — Reuters

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited South Sumatra province for a first-hand look at forest fires that have been causing the worst haze in the past few days, as officials continue water-bombing and cloud- seeding efforts.

He was accompanied by the police chief, military chief, head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and a senior Envi­ronment and Forestry Ministry official on a last-minute trip on Sunday aimed at stepping up the urgency of putting out the fires.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Indonesia , Joko Widodo , haze ,


Next In Regional

Top Korean actor Yoo Ah-in under investigation for alleged illegal use of propofol drug
Kremlin dismisses claims Putin was involved in MH17 downing
Hussein Omar Khan to be new Selangor police chief
Thailand rolls out the red carpet for PM Anwar
Selangor polls could go either way, say analysts
Apex court denies JJ's children leave to appeal over RM1bil in shares
Man gets six years jail for committing unnatural sex on step-sister
Indonesia, Malaysia to send palm oil envoys to EU over deforestation law
1MDB trial: Jho Low was 'boss', Najib was the 'big boss', witness tells court
In a first for India, transgender couple become biological parents

Others Also Read