Singapore to ASEAN: Act on haze

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Singapore to ASEAN: Act on haze

Singapore is urging fellow ASEAN members to take “firm and decisive action” against the lethal haze still spreading across the region ahead of a group summit in Malaysia next month. The haze has killed at least 10 in Indonesia and caused respiratory illnesses in half a million, while winds have carried the smoke into Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines this year. In the Philippines, 6 flights to central and southern islands were cancelled or delayed on October 25 due to the thickening smog, after thousands were left stranded over the past 10 days. ASEAN leaders will hold a summit in Kuala Lumpur on November 19 before expanding to meet their counterparts from key trading partners in the following two days.

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