Southeast Asia haze: Fallout ensues – Join the discussion

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singapore wheelMalaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby has deflected blame over being involved in the disastrous haze that engulfed Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia earlier this week by pointing to satellite data.

Sime Darby Plantations explained that data provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the period of May 25 to June 25 proved that the oil palm firm concessions were located outside of their jurisdiction.

It was announced that three hotspots where the scenes of fires were occupied by three local companies, with Sime Darby denying any involvement.

However, Sime Darby owns about 20 per cent of the land being run by the Indonesian plantation owners, part of the total 39,498 hectares it owns in Riau province, where the haze largely originated.

The denial in involvement marks another stage in saga to the worst international issue between the three nations in decades.

Malaysia- and Singapore-linked companies have been fingered for being complicit in causing the haze, with Indonesia taking the brunt of the blame due to its evidently ineffective forestry laws.

Indonesia’s President Bambang Yudhoyono has since made a public apology, with farmers being rounded up, accused of being caught “red-handed.”

 

Chime in with your views on Friday, June 28 on our live discussion on Twitter at 5pm Malaysia time (GMT +8). Be sure to mention us (@insideinvestor) and use the hashtag #askii, while adding #sghaze or #myhaze (depending on where you are discussing about). 

 

 

 

 

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Malaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby has deflected blame over being involved in the disastrous haze that engulfed Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia earlier this week by pointing to satellite data.

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singapore wheelMalaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby has deflected blame over being involved in the disastrous haze that engulfed Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia earlier this week by pointing to satellite data.

Sime Darby Plantations explained that data provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the period of May 25 to June 25 proved that the oil palm firm concessions were located outside of their jurisdiction.

It was announced that three hotspots where the scenes of fires were occupied by three local companies, with Sime Darby denying any involvement.

However, Sime Darby owns about 20 per cent of the land being run by the Indonesian plantation owners, part of the total 39,498 hectares it owns in Riau province, where the haze largely originated.

The denial in involvement marks another stage in saga to the worst international issue between the three nations in decades.

Malaysia- and Singapore-linked companies have been fingered for being complicit in causing the haze, with Indonesia taking the brunt of the blame due to its evidently ineffective forestry laws.

Indonesia’s President Bambang Yudhoyono has since made a public apology, with farmers being rounded up, accused of being caught “red-handed.”

 

Chime in with your views on Friday, June 28 on our live discussion on Twitter at 5pm Malaysia time (GMT +8). Be sure to mention us (@insideinvestor) and use the hashtag #askii, while adding #sghaze or #myhaze (depending on where you are discussing about). 

 

 

 

 

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