Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a burned forest in Pekanbaru, Riau. Smoke from the fires has now impacted neighbouring countries Singapore and Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a burned forest in Pekanbaru, Riau. Smoke from the fires has now impacted neighbouring countries Singapore and Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a burned forest in Pekanbaru, Riau. Smoke from the fires has now impacted neighbouring countries Singapore and Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Indonesia needs to get tougher on fires

  • Time for action after smog from illegal burning of rainforests again blankets region, puts thousands in hospital, shuts hundreds of schools and hits tourism

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a burned forest in Pekanbaru, Riau. Smoke from the fires has now impacted neighbouring countries Singapore and Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a burned forest in Pekanbaru, Riau. Smoke from the fires has now impacted neighbouring countries Singapore and Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a burned forest in Pekanbaru, Riau. Smoke from the fires has now impacted neighbouring countries Singapore and Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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