Fire at an agricultural land in Kampar, in Sumatra island’s Riau province, on Sept 16, 2019.PHOTO: AFP
JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered a crackdown against individuals and companies responsible for forest fires that have caused a dangerous haze in parts of South-east Asia, disrupting air travel and forcing the closure of schools.
Jokowi, as Mr Joko is commonly known, held a limited Cabinet meeting in Pekanbaru in Riau, one of the worst affected areas, late on Monday (Sept 16) to review steps to fight the fires, his office said in a statement.
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