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KUALA LUMPUR: TDM Bhd has rebutted a report that its Indonesian subsidiary PT. Rafi Kamajaya Abadi (PTRKA) allegedly conducted the largest opening burning of 600ha in West Kalimantan.
PALANGKARAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Wearing green gumboots and hauling a bucket of water, Indonesian policeman Toha runs up a road on the island of Borneo, where forest fires have filled the air with thick grey smoke and swirling cinders.
PULANG PISAU, Indonesia (Reuters) - From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years, bringing serious shortages for 40% of the population, as a dry spell and poor irrigation hit an economy already reeling from sanctions over its weapons programmes, the United Nations said on Thursday.
JOHOR BARU: The ongoing hot and dry spell has turned the state into a tinderbox with more than 500 fires recorded in the first two weeks of September alone.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is facing a backlash over an online campaign backing palm oil at a time when forest fires, often linked to slash-and-burn land clearance, have spread choking smoke across the region, raising growing concern about damage to health.
PEKANBARU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia closed more schools on Monday in parts of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, as well as providing oxygen at health centres to help treat some of the thousands suffering respiratory infections due to choking smoke from forest fires.
PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit "dangerous" levels, a local government official said on Sunday.
PETALING JAYA: Plantation company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) has confirmed that there was a forest fire in one of its estates in Riau, Indonesia.