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Indonesia to appeal rejection of US$565 million haze lawsuit

HAZY OUTLOOK: The court dismissed the civil suit brought by the authorities against Bumi Mekar Hijau, a supplier to Asia Pulp and Paper, over fires on plantation land in 2014, saying there was insufficient evidence.


THE Indonesian government will appeal a court's rejection of a US$565 million lawsuit against a pulp and paper company accused of failing to prevent fires that blanketed South-east Asia in toxic haze, an official said on Thursday.

The court on Wednesday dismissed the civil...