Environment minister calls for transparency in dealing with haze [News]

May 5, 2014 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 5 May 2014

There is an urgent need for governments, non-governmental organisations and local communities to collaborate, insist on transparency, expedite investigations and prosecute those responsible for forest fires, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan.

He said this is why Singapore has drafted legislation that will impose criminal and civil liabilities on companies causing transboundary haze.

Dr Balakrishnan made that point in his speech at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta on Monday.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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