Haze shrouds the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Why can’t Southeast Asia snuff out its haze problem for good?

  • Singapore flagged off its Formula One race under clearer skies on Friday after days of bad air there and in Malaysia
  • Experts urge Jakarta to crack down harder on those behind illegal fires as the haze affects ‘health, wealth and well-being’
Topic |   Singapore

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Haze shrouds the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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Students cover their faces with masks at a school as haze shrouds Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia, Indonesia close thousands of schools as toxic haze intensifies

  • Air quality deteriorated to ‘unhealthy’ or ‘very unhealthy’ levels on an official index in many parts of Peninsular Malaysia
  • Jakarta has deployed thousands of security forces and water-bombing aircraft to tackle the plantation fires
Topic |   Malaysia

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Students cover their faces with masks at a school as haze shrouds Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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