Indonesia has arrested 454 individuals in connection with forest fires so far this year, more than double the 196 arrests made in 2015. Photo: Abdul Qadir/AFP
Indonesia has arrested 454 individuals in connection with forest fires so far this year, more than double the 196 arrests made in 2015. Photo: Abdul Qadir/AFP
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Singapore air quality worsens overnight as Indonesia fire arrests jump

Air pollution hits unhealthy level in the morning despite stepped up efforts against 'slash-and-burn' techniques of cutting down vegetation

Indonesia has arrested 454 individuals in connection with forest fires so far this year, more than double the 196 arrests made in 2015. Photo: Abdul Qadir/AFP
Indonesia has arrested 454 individuals in connection with forest fires so far this year, more than double the 196 arrests made in 2015. Photo: Abdul Qadir/AFP
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