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Haze Returns to Indonesia
Written by Mong Palatino On 2 September 2013 @ 22:34 pm | No Comments
In East Asia, Economics & Business, English, Environment, Indonesia, Malaysia, Photos, Weblog
Nearly 500 forest fires  were recorded in Sumatra Island last August which caused  a thick haze to descend on Riau  in Indonesia and even in some parts of Malaysia. The burning  of forests is blamed on the operations of oil palm plantations, wood suppliers’ concessions, and pulpwood plantations. Several schools were closed  in Riau during the return of the deadly haze last week.
The haze pollution is a recurring problem in the region  caused mainly by forest fires in Indonesia. Last June, the haze covered Singapore and many areas in Malaysia.
On Twitter, Indonesians expressed their concern about the return of the haze in Sumatra.
If Indonesia Prez dtg, pls tell Msian palm oil owners in Sumatra to burn more fires so tht SBY can see with his own eyes what Haze is.
— Dr Wan Norashikin (@drshikin) August 31, 2013 
SBY refers to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
— SumatraEEC (@SumatraEEC) August 27, 2013 
In Penang , Malaysia, the haze affected many residents. Fortunately, the haze was already gone last weekend.
Haze is stopping me from jogging ):
— June (@SScarsorrow) August 29, 2013 
Finally, no more haze. Yeay. I can finally see the sunrise. Alhamdulillah. Morning suria
— Ameera Nadia Shafiee (@ameeranadia90) August 30, 2013 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: https://twitter.com/jgblogs/status/372639402968625152/photo/1
 forest fires: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-fires-sumatra-aug2013.html
 caused: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/haze-threatens-to-return-as-riau-burns-again/
 Riau: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/239654
 burning: http://www.eyesontheforest.or.id/?page=news&action=view&id=666
 closed: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/riau-schools-close-due-to-haze/
 region: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/06/26/southeast-asia-the-great-haze-of-2013/
 Image: http://www.eyesontheforest.or.id/attach/1-27Aug13%20fire%20hotspots_20130828150833.jpg
 August 31, 2013: https://twitter.com/drshikin/statuses/373697226901422080
 #haze: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23haze&src=hash
 #Sumatra: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sumatra&src=hash
 #Medan: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Medan&src=hash
 #health: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23health&src=hash
 #environment: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23environment&src=hash
 #Indonesia: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Indonesia&src=hash
 August 27, 2013: https://twitter.com/SumatraEEC/statuses/372366553011859456
 Penang: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/239542
 August 29, 2013: https://twitter.com/SScarsorrow/statuses/373021289172049920
 August 30, 2013: https://twitter.com/ameeranadia90/statuses/373237400496926720
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