30 Jun '13, 10am

Singapore’s former prime minister praises SBY’s response to haze cloud

Singapore’s former prime minister Goh Chok Tong praised the Indonesian government for its ability to tackle the haze crisis caused by land and forest fires in Riau. In a statement posted on his Facebook account, on Sunday morning, Goh expressed his gratitude to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He said the President had shown a strong leadership in dealing with the transnational problem. “As the saying goes, when there is a will, there is a way. Thank you, President SBY, for showing this will, graciousness and dignified statesmanship,” Goh wrote, as quoted by Kompas.com. Interestingly, Goh also took the opportunity to criticize several ministers from the United Indonesia Cabinet II whom he said had made ‘harsh, hostile and unconstructive’ statements. “[…] This is appreciated, in contrast with the boorish remarks of some of his ministers,” said Goh. The Singaporean politi...

Full article: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/06/30/singapore-s...

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