Hazardous Smog Blankets Singapore

By Kyunghee Park and Jasmine Ng - 2013-06-21T10:15:32Z

Photograph by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday he expressed “serious concern” in a letter to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and requested evidence that Singaporean or Malaysian companies were responsible for the “illegal burning,” as suggested by some Indonesian officials.

Disputes between the two neighbors flare up regularly over haze. The Malay Peninsula has been plagued for decades by forest fires in Sumatra to the west and Kalimantan on Borneo island to the east.

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