Singapore Media Watch

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stuck in a haze: The Economist

October 14th - 20th 2006

Will the neighbors ever dare to penalize the polluters? Environment ministers from Southeast Asia were due to hold an emergency meeting in Pekanbaru, in Indonesia on October 13th to discuss the choking haze that has blanketed much of the region in recent days.

The smog arrives around this time every year, as loggers and farmers on Indonesia's island of Sumatra and the Indonesian part of Borneo take advantage of the dry season to clear land by burning trees and scrub. (Read more...)


  • Yes, polluters should be penalised. The country with the second highest per capita CO2 emission in the world would then think twice about all its CO2 emissions which is causing the low lying islands to be submerged by rising sea levels.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:16 PM  

  • Can't really be bothered to even criticise..I've experienced the haze so many times, i'm tired of listening to excuses.

    Just tell us what you have done in the past to try and control the haze, what you are doing now and what you're going to do in the future.

    Pls don't say "we've spent ten years trying to solve the problem, but you must realise it isn't easy". After ten years, if this is what you have to show, then please refrain from any form of redundancy which you may be tempted to emit.

    By Blogger Chris, at 11:02 AM  

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