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Singapore targeting companies linked to Indonesian forest fires not an issue of sovereignty

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Singapore's move to go after companies linked to forest fires in Indonesia that led to last year's haze crisis is not an issue of sovereignty or national dignity, said the country's Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on Wednesday (June 15).

[JAKARTA] Singapore's move to go after companies linked to forest fires in Indonesia that led to last year's haze crisis is not an issue of sovereignty or national dignity, said the country's Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on Wednesday (June 15).

It also said the purpose of the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act (THPA) is to deter and prosecute entities that are responsible for transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, whether Singaporean or foreign, as well as persons holding positions of responsibility in these entities.

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