Malaysia calls on Asean to fight haze


Firefighters extinguish a fire at a peat land forest in Payung Sekaki regency in Pekanbaru, Riau province, a province on Indonesia's Sumatra island. - Filepic

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will call on Asean member countries to take proactive measures to avoid trans-boundary haze during a two-day meeting in Brunei beginning today.

In a statement,the Energy,Science,Technology,Environment and Climate Change Ministry said Malaysia wanted concerted efforts taken in accordance with the Asean Agreement on Trans-boundary Haze ratified by member countries.

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