Sunday, February 20, 2011

Indonesia shall ratify the Asean Haze Agreement

For many years, Singapore and Malaysia have alleged that Indonesia is the source of trans-boundary haze caused by the burning of forest trees in Sumatera, that often polluted the air of both countries.

In response to this problem, 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Indonesia, Singapore and Indonesia, have concluded the ASEAN Agreement on Trans-boundary Haze Pollution in 2002.

During the last meeting of Asean Ministrial Steeing Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Singapore last week, Indonesia promised to ratify said agreement soon.

2 comments:

colson said...

Well, this is a promising development. At least good intentions are mutually agreed on paper. But, after the agreement has been ratified, what will be the penalty if it will be violated??.

H. Nizam said...

Colson,
I agree with you.
Agreement made by members of such organization would be difficult to give sanctions on violation.
But at least our government would be forced to work much harder to stop illegal cutting and burning of forest.