Haze: Indonesia names eight companies with Malaysian links investigated for burning

The Star, 23 June 2013

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya has identified eight companies with Malaysian links that are being investigated for burning in Riau and Jambi, that has led to the haze that is choking neighbouring countries Malaysia and Singapore.

According to Dr Balthasar, all eight companies are owned by Malaysian investors and fires were discovered on their concessions.

The eight companies concerned are PT Langgam Inti Hiberida, PT Bumi Rakksa Sejati, PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation, PT Udaya Loh Dinawi, PT Adei Plantation, PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa, PT Multi Gambut Industri and PT Mustika Agro Lestari.

“If there is enough evidence, we will take them to court. Our investigators are still on the ground for further investigation,” he said on Saturday.

More companies are expected to be named as Dr Balthasar said another 14 companies were being investigated. -ANN/The Straits Times


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