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JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities are studying a plan to mete out harsher penalties to companies found burning forest and peat land, an environment ministry official said, as the country faces its worst forest fires and haze problems since 2015.
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered a crackdown against individuals and companies responsible for forest fires that have caused a dangerous haze in parts of Southeast Asia, disrupting air travel and closure of schools.
BANGKOK: The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) is optimistic of continued positive industry performance in 2018 and expects a growth of 6.5 to seven per cent, which will see Malaysia surpassing the 100 million passenger mark for the first time.
JAKARTA/MANILA: Asia's governments are scrambling to head off the potential impact of a weather phenomenon that in the past has driven food prices to levels that sparked social unrest.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has yet to decide on any electricity tariff hike, and the remarks made by the Prime Minister was in reference to the tariff hike in January this year, according to Energy, Green Technology and Water Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
THIS week all eyes will be on how Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s top two largest crude palm oil (CPO) producers, deftly tackle the issue on haze currently polluting the air over Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Venezuela is at risk of a devastating power collapse as drought pushes water levels precariously low in the country's biggest hydroelectric dam, posing a serious political threat for President Hugo Chavez.
Cloud seeding operations, to induce rain to clear the transboundary haze from Kalimantan, has burnt a hole in the Sarawak state government's pocket.