Indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage

Indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-09-12 19:13

Indonesia's forest fires are an annual problem but have been worsened this year by particularly dry weather. (Photo: AFP/ABDUL QODIR)

JAKARTA: Authorities in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province said on Thursday (Sep 12) that they had tightened rules to try and curb slash-and-burn clearances by plantation companies, a practice linked to a wave of forest fires.

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