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Jakarta: Indonesia is one step closer to implementing a carbon-pricing scheme within the domestic market as part of efforts to achieve its emission-reduction targets following the launch of a public service agency (BLU) tasked with managing funds related to environmental protection and conservation.
PETALING JAYA: The Budget 2020 allocation for the environment sector saw a dip compared with the previous year, leading to questions whether it is enough for the nation to weather the impact of climate change.
I MUST say, like most Malaysians, I'm relieved we are enjoying a respite from the haze and smog that engulfed our skies over the past couple of weeks.
IT was almost midnight on Wednesday, Sept 8,1997. A chartered Boeing 747 Malaysia Airline plane bearing flight number MH4802 took off from Subang International Airport. The then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad (now Tun), was on board with a few ministers and a planeload of businessmen, government officials and reporters. I was one of them.
PUTRAJAYA: Despite criticism on one of the country’s prized commodities, Teresa Kok said Malaysia will not waver in its commitment to show the world that the palm oil industry is highly sustainable.
JAKARTA: The National Police have named 249 suspects for forest fires over the weekend as exhausted firefighters work long hours to fight the flames and thousands suffer from smog-related illnesses.
KLANG: Linda (not her real name) lounged on a rattan garden chair inside her air-conditioned living room, where the doors and windows were shut tight to keep the haze out.
JAKARTA (ANN): At least two people, including an infant, are reported to have died as a result of the worsening haze situation in South Sumatra, prompting five NGOs to accuse the government of committing a serious breach of human rights for failing to control the fires in Sumatra as well as in Kalimantan.
Pekanbaru: Thousands of Indonesian firefighters are locked in an around-the-clock game of Whack-a-Mole as they battle to extinguish an invisible enemy – underground fires that aggravate global warming.
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.