Up to S$100,000 fine for every day of transboundary haze [News]

July 27, 2014 by  
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By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 7 Jul 2014

Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan tabled changes to Singapore’s Transboundary Haze Pollution bill in Parliament on Monday (July 7). The amendments were made based on feedback from members of the public following a month-long consultation.

When it was first unveiled early this year, the draft Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill proposed a fine of up to S$300,000 for those found guilty. Following public feedback, penalties have increased to up to S$100,000 for every day that the haze occurs in Singapore.

For example, if the haze persists at an unhealthy level and evidence shows it is caused by three days of burning, culprits can be fined up to S$300,000.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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