As Singapore Chokes on Indonesian Smog, the Losses Pile Up

Singapore's central business district is obscured by haze on June 21, 2013 Photograph by Joseph Nair/AP Photo

Singaporeans are choking on fire-induced haze from Indonesia and are increasingly upset with their giant neighbor. “There’s clearly a lot of frustration, a lot of anger here in Singapore,” Simon Tay, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, told Bloomberg TV today. Making things worse is the report of a dismissive comment from the Indonesian official in charge of handling the crisis. “Singapore should not be behaving like a child and making all this noise,” the Jakarta Post reported minister Agung Laksono telling reporters in the Indonesian capital.

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