|Indonesia is punishing more than 20 companies in an unprecedented move for|
starting deadly forest fires that killed 19 people (AFP Photo/Adek Berry)
Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia is punishing more than 20 companies in an unprecedented move for starting deadly forest fires that killed 19 people, a government official said Tuesday.
Three companies have been shut down permanently by Indonesia after having
their licences revoked over their role in the blazes that choked vast expanses of
southeast Asia with acrid haze (AFP Photo/Adek Berry)
"We need firmer law enforcement so that this catastrophe does not repeat itself, it’s been going on for 18 years but nobody has learnt their lesson," Amas said.