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Indonesian Lawmakers Approve Southeast Asia Smog-fighting Pact

Indonesian lawmakers have approved a pact for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tackle smog pollution, becoming the grouping's final member to sign up to the regional co-operation effort. Indonesia has failed in previous attempts to stop the smog that results from annual slash-and-burn forest clearances which cause heavy smoke and pollution levels to rise across the region. “We hope Indonesia will be able to control its natural resources to prevent haze...

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