Firefighters battle the burning peatland in Malaysia’s Kampar. Photo: AFPFirefighters battle the burning peatland in Malaysia’s Kampar. Photo: AFP
Firefighters battle the burning peatland in Malaysia’s Kampar. Photo: AFP

Indonesia’s rain during dry season means Southeast Asia may be spared toxic haze this year

  • Smog blanketed parts of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for months in 2019 after more than 1.6 million hectares of land was burned
  • Fires last year alone cost Indonesia US$5.2 billion in economic losses, according to the World Bank

Topic |   Indonesia
Firefighters battle the burning peatland in Malaysia’s Kampar. Photo: AFPFirefighters battle the burning peatland in Malaysia’s Kampar. Photo: AFP
Firefighters battle the burning peatland in Malaysia’s Kampar. Photo: AFP
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