Yoursay: We can’t solve the haze problem by wearing blinkers

Yoursay: We can’t solve the haze problem by wearing blinkers

Malaysiakini - News·2019-09-16 15:06

YOURSAY | 'The minute the rain clears the haze, everyone, including the ministers and the media, forgets the issue...'

Indonesia claims haze in Kuala Lumpur originated from Sarawak

Mushiro: This haze is a seasonal problem, so also is the handling of the haze issue. The minute the rain clears the haze, everyone, including the ministers and the media, forgets the issue until the next occurrence.

There is no long-term effort to fix the haze. It is really very sad to see so many people suffering, billions lost and businesses taking a hit.

Roger 5201: It should not matter where the haze is originating from. The practice of open burning on a large scale like this has to stop and this applies equally to Malaysia and the rest of Asean, which share the same air and eco-system.

What seems to be missing is a cross-border framework to collaborate in preventing and putting out these fires.

Unspin: One of the root causes on why the farmers prefer to burn their plantation clearings is because it is too costly to hire lorries to cart the rubbish away.

For instance, if a farmer has four acres of old oil palm trees that he just chopped down, he has about 200 huge tree trunks plus branches and leaves to get rid of. It would take 20-30 lorry loads to do the job. If each load cost RM100, he is staring at RM2,000-RM3,000 in "unnecessary" cost.

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Wong Tuck Seng 17/09/2019

Boycott the purchase of all palm oil related products and the plantation owner will stop burning g the land. This could be the only solution, but it will take a heck of a movement or campaign to achieve this aim. It's either we suffer in silence every year around this time for 4 months or to make a lot of noise and pass them million dollars envelope. Or save all these useless energy and start the boycott from scratch. Nothing will stop a profiteer from taking in more money at the expense if our lives.

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General X 17/09/2019

As long as corruption is still practice in both countries, burning of field for farms clearing continue. It is the cheapest method of field clearing and ministries are pay to look the other direction.

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6753 16/09/2019

make it a crime to start burning and empower police or the army tk shoot any fire starter this will solve the problem

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