28 Oct '15, 11am

Forest fires more difficult to tackle than terrorism: Indonesian police chief - TODAYonline

Forest fires more difficult to tackle than terrorism: Indonesian police chief - TODAYonline

JAKARTA — Indonesian police have charged more than 100 individuals and are investigating dozens of companies believed to be responsible for forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, but according to the chief of National Police, General Badrodin Haiti, slash-and-burn cases are more difficult to solve than those involving drugs or terrorism. “In terrorism and drugs (cases), we have access to preliminary information, there’s the links and networks (of offenders),” he said, adding the police in such cases can also question people who know the suspects and use wiretapping or tracking methods to go after perpetrators. “However, for (forest) fires, (the problem) how we get this (preliminary information) fast, who started it?,” Gen Haiti said. Gen Haiti said that fire spots can now be detected with satellites, but it is not immediately clear whether someone set that particular fire...

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