ASEAN countries are urged to take a stand on haze

CityNews – Malaysia has called upon ASEAN country members to take action on the air pollution crisis. According to The Straits Times report, the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry of Malaysia government will submit reports on the measures taken to avoid open burning and haze at the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee Trans-boundary Haze Pollution meetings which Thailand will take part, along with Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore.

Ang Lai Soon, a reputable environmental campaigner from Malaysia has also voiced out the need of ASEAN countries to be taking a stand on the haze recurrence. He stated that there must be a serious joint effort to tackle this health problem with a treaty, which would make enforcement a serious matter and to deter the people from committing acts detrimental to human health and the economy, as Malaysiakini revealed.