Indonesia probes eight firms for forest fires

The Malaysian Insider, 22 Jun 2013
Indonesia is investigating eight firms for causing fires that led to the smoke shrouding parts of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia's Sime Darby and Singapore-listed Wilmar and First Resources, the Singapore Straits Times reported today.
It said that Indonesian Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya revealed the details at a meeting in Jakarta yesterday with his Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan.
He did not name the firms, but Indonesian officials working with non-governmental groups separately identified 17 pulp and paper and 15 palm oil companies on whose land fires had been burning over the past nine days. Full story

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