Malaysia declares emergency as Indonesia smoke pollution thickens




 
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Malaysia declares emergency as Indonesia smoke pollution thickens
 
June 23rd, 2013  
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Malaysia declares emergency as Indonesia smoke pollution thickens
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia declared a state of emergency in two parts of the southern state of Johor on Sunday as smoke from land-clearing fires in Indonesia pushed air pollution above the level considered hazardous. The illegal burning of forests and other land on Indonesia's Sumatra island, to the west of peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, to clear space for palm oil plantations is a chronic problem during the June-September dry season. ...




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