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Malaysia to penalize firms that pollute the air with smoke from fires

Posted On: Sep. 26, 2019 6:14 AM CST

Malaysia will start penalizing companies responsible for airborne smoke that crosses into other countries or into Malaysia, New Straits Times reported. The decision follows suggestions to introduce a Transboundary Haze Act amid outrage by Malaysia and neighboring countries over being clouded by haze every year from fires started by the private sector.

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