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Oct 26, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze

Oct 11, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Malaysia is prepared to increase our assistance in dousing the fires The areas affected are widespread so certainly the challenges are very big said Prime Minister Najib Razak

WORKING TOGETHER. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak agrees to help Indonesia combat forest fires. Photo by Rappler

Singapore's F1 to go on despite haze from Indonesia

Sep 15, 2015 - 9:38 PM

Organizers of the Singapore Grand Prix say the haze situation caused by forest fires in Indonesia is volatile but there are no plans so far to cancel the event

FIGHTING FIRES. Indonesia troops fight the fires that have brought haze over to neighboring countries. EPA/TAMY UTARY

Indonesia eyes charges against companies for haze, troops deployed

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:24 PM

Indonesia also deploys an extra 1 600 military personnel to fight forest

INTENSE HAZE. Haze chokes Kalimantan. Photo by Lukman.

Schools close in Malaysia as haze worsens but Indonesia kids still in school

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Malaysian authorities ordered school closures in Kuala Lumpur and neighboring states as worsening haze from Indonesian forest and agricultural fires enveloped the capital in a smoky grey shroud

INTENSE HAZE. Haze chokes Kalimantan. Photo by Lukman.

Southeast Asia agrees on anti-haze system

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:27 AM

The Haze Monitoring System is intended to hold plantation companies accountable for controversial land clearance activities which cause the annual fires

HAZY SKYLINE. Visitors walk through a park near Petronas Towers which is just visible through the haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 23 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Ahmad Yusni

Singapore pledges to pursue companies behind smog

Jun 22, 2013 - 7:32 PM

Singapore announced it would pursue local firms found to be involved in the Indonesia forest fires causing haze in the city state

Malaysian visitors at the Marina Bay Sands promenade wear face masks as haze envelopes Singapore, June 20, 2013. Photo by Rappler/Rupert Ambil

Singapore's economy starts to choke on Indonesia smoke

Jun 21, 2013 - 5:06 PM

Economists say the impact of the Singapore haze on the economy could be worse than in 1997

'BIT DISAPPOINTING.' Some tourists in Singapore say they are sad that they can hardly see the buildings and it is dark while they are visiting the city-state. AFP/Roslan Rahman

Indonesia firefighters 'overwhelmed' by Sumatra blazes

Jun 21, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Indonesia sends two helicopters with cloud seeding equipment to create artificial rain and stop forest fires

Singapore smog tops 400-level, dangerous to ill and elderly

Jun 21, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Singapore s air pollutant index topped the 400 level considered harmful to the sick and elderly

CRITICAL LEVEL. The Singapore haze hits the 400 level, potentially life-threatening to the ill and elderly. Photo by Rappler/Rupert Ambil

S'pore to Indonesia: Act quickly on smog

Jun 20, 2013 - 11:27 AM

UPDATE Singaporeans have lost patience and are understandably angry distressed and concerned

HAZE. The Singapore haze is the worst since 1997 according to a resident who is documenting the smog at the boardwalk. Photo by Rappler/Rupert Ambil