Indonesia starts legal action against 4 companies
JAKARTA: Indonesia has ordered four companies to suspend operations for causing forest fires which have sent smoke across a swathe of Southeast Asia, an environment ministry official said on Tuesday.
“These suspensions will be in effect until the criminal proceedings undertaken by the police are finished,” said secretary general at environment ministry Bambang Hendroyono.
Three plantation companies have had their permits frozen and one forestry company has had its license revoked, he added.
PT Langgam Inti Hibrindo, which is owned by PT Provident Agro was among the companies affected.
Thick smoke caused by forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan islands has blanketed the region in recent weeks, pushing pollution levels to unhealthy levels.
Yes, that the way to do it, why tell Malaysia and S'pore that their countries' firms are causing the Haze, when Indonesia have the authority and power to deal direct with the culprits!
And why wait till Indons themselves stage rallies and protests to start taking action against the offenders. Strange so much complaints from neighbouring countries and yet nothing done BUT with local protests the authorities start ACTION against the perpetrators!
Deal with the corrupt officials!!!