Malaysian Ambassador: Smoke Haze, Problems for All

Willy Haryono    •    Rabu, 30 Sep 2015 16:19 WIB
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Malaysian Ambassador: Smoke Haze, Problems for All
Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia, Zahrain Mohamed Hashim. (Photo: MTVN / Nabila Gita)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia, Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, said that Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore should find the perfect formula in resolving the haze issue.

Zahrain said that one of the solutions is a discussion between the related ministers or officials from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The discussion is hoped to produce solutions, as the formation of special regulations or even law.

"New laws should be made by (Indonesian) government, so the problem will not happen again," Zahrain said at the Malaysian Embassy, South Jakarta, Tuesday (9/29/2015).

According Zahrain, the haze problem is a serious problem in need of a collective handling of all parties.

"Not seeking who is right and wrong, it is a common problem, both Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, it would be better to seek common solutions," he affirmed.

With the expanding forest fire in Sumatra and Kalimantan, neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore were affected.

The haze disrupted most activities in Malaysia, such as the airport closures and several schools.

"Until currently, the haze still covers the west coast of Malaysia, Johor Baru, Selangor, Serawak and others," said Zahrain.

Due to the haze, citizens - especially children - were infected by respiratory diseases, coughs and eye irritation.


(WIL)