Malaysian firms named to be behind Sumatra fires

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sumatra-fire-palm-oilApart from Singapore-based companies that were allegedly responsible for some of the disastrous Sumatra forest fires that caused hazardous haze in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia over the past week, a number of Malaysian firms have been named by the Indonesian environmental ministry which were also “strongly suspected to be behind the forest fires.”

The eight Indonesian companies in Malaysian ownership are:

PT Langgam Inti Hiberida
PT Bumi Rakksa Sejati
PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation
PT Udaya Loh Dinawi
PT Adei Plantation
PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa
PT Multi Gambut Industri
PT Mustika Agro Lestari

Some of these companies are directly linked to Malaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby.

Altogether, Indonesian officials working with non-governmental groups have identified 17 pulp and paper and 15 palm oil companies on whose land fires had been burning over the past nine days in Sumatra. Some are linked to Singapore’s agriculture conglomerate Wilmar International as well as to First Resources Ltd., one of the fastest-growing palm oil producers in Asia-Pacific listed at the Singapore Stock Exchange.

All have issued statements saying they abide by strict no burn polices, although Wilmar has reportedly said to Singapore media that it “cannot prevent local practices of slash-and-burn for agricultural and other purposes”. Sime Darby has denied there are any fires in any of its operating areas in Indonesia.

Indonesian authorities have started investigations on all companies involved and said they will bring them to court after enough evidence has been collected.

 

Who do you think is responsible for this haze? 

Chime in with your views on Friday, June 28 on our live discussion on Twitter. Be sure to mention us (@insideinvestor) and use the hashtag #askii, #sghaze and #myhaze (depending on where you discussing about). 

 

 

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Apart from Singapore-based companies that were allegedly responsible for some of the disastrous Sumatra forest fires that caused hazardous haze in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia over the past week, a number of Malaysian firms have been named by the Indonesian environmental ministry which were also “strongly suspected to be behind the forest fires.”

Reading Time: 2 minutes

sumatra-fire-palm-oilApart from Singapore-based companies that were allegedly responsible for some of the disastrous Sumatra forest fires that caused hazardous haze in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia over the past week, a number of Malaysian firms have been named by the Indonesian environmental ministry which were also “strongly suspected to be behind the forest fires.”

The eight Indonesian companies in Malaysian ownership are:

PT Langgam Inti Hiberida
PT Bumi Rakksa Sejati
PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation
PT Udaya Loh Dinawi
PT Adei Plantation
PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa
PT Multi Gambut Industri
PT Mustika Agro Lestari

Some of these companies are directly linked to Malaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby.

Altogether, Indonesian officials working with non-governmental groups have identified 17 pulp and paper and 15 palm oil companies on whose land fires had been burning over the past nine days in Sumatra. Some are linked to Singapore’s agriculture conglomerate Wilmar International as well as to First Resources Ltd., one of the fastest-growing palm oil producers in Asia-Pacific listed at the Singapore Stock Exchange.

All have issued statements saying they abide by strict no burn polices, although Wilmar has reportedly said to Singapore media that it “cannot prevent local practices of slash-and-burn for agricultural and other purposes”. Sime Darby has denied there are any fires in any of its operating areas in Indonesia.

Indonesian authorities have started investigations on all companies involved and said they will bring them to court after enough evidence has been collected.

 

Who do you think is responsible for this haze? 

Chime in with your views on Friday, June 28 on our live discussion on Twitter. Be sure to mention us (@insideinvestor) and use the hashtag #askii, #sghaze and #myhaze (depending on where you discussing about). 

 

 

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