Singapore Aims to Prosecute Indonesian Polluters Under Haze Law

  • Environment minister says Singapore can fine Indonesian firms
  • Singapore ‘standing on high moral ground,’ minister says

Firefighters work to extinguish fires in Riau, Indonesia in March 2016.

Photographer: Hari Santoso/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Singapore is prepared to prosecute any Indonesian companies found responsible for the fires that produced hazardous ash clouds last year, a minister said, standing his ground even as recent efforts to take firms to account drew ire from the country’s largest Southeast Asian neighbor.

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