Haze: IOI, Sime Darby among M’sian firms blamed for Indonesia forest fires

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Indonesian gov't names 4 M'sian-linked palm oil companies as culprits behind forest fires. 

The Indonesian government has named four palm oil companies with Malaysian links as the culprits behind several forest fires in the country, including IOI Corporation and Sime Darby Plantation.

Sime Darby is also reported to be the world's largest palm oil plantation company by planted area, and the largest producer of sustainable palm oil.report today, Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar also named Rafi Kamajaya Abadi and Riau-based Adei Plantation and Industry among the four companies responsible for starting forest fires.

When contacted, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin told"Indonesia should take action against the perpetrators of the forest fires, regardless of who they are and without fear or favour, according to the law of the land. Most importantly, the forest fires must be extinguished as soon as possible," she was quoted as saying.

Source: News Formal (newsformal.com)

 

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