Indonesian officials will push to have haze pact ratified

Updated On: Jan 24, 2011

The Straits Times reports today that Indonesia's Ministry of the Environment will push for ratification of the 2002 ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze, which could see Indonesia receive international help in fighting forest fires.

Mr Arief Yuwono, deputy minster for environmental damage control, said his ministry would try again to have the House of Representatives ratify the agreement, which has already been signed by the nine other ASEAN nations.

The pact was last rejected in 2008 when Indonesia's House said it could impinge on the country's sovereignty.

Jakarta to push House to ratify haze pact [Straits Times, print, 24 Jan 2011]

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