25 Jun '13, 4am

Indonesia says sorry to Malaysia and Singapore for smog caused by Sumatra forest fires

25 June 2013 Last updated at 03:31 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologises for haze Forest fires have spread through large parts of Riau province in Indonesia Continue reading the main story Related Stories Asian smog's smoky source Q&A: Slash-and-burn Smog: The health impact Indonesia's president has apologised to neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore for the thick haze caused by fires in Sumatra. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said firefighters were working hard to extinguish the blazes. The smog caused record levels of air pollution in Singapore and forced hundreds of Malaysian schools to close. The haze is being blamed on illegal slash-and-burn fires used to clear land for palm oil production. "As president of Indonesia, I apologise for what has happened and ask for the understan...

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