Singapore to renew push for Asean haze monitoring system
Singapore will renew its call for Asean to adopt a joint haze monitoring system at the regional grouping's summit that starts in Brunei tomorrow.
Leaders from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia are set to meet on the summit's sidelines to watch the Singapore-developed monitoring system in action and discuss the sharing of maps that will help pinpoint culprits who burn land illegally.
Singapore has pushed for the public disclosure of such land use and concession maps as it would help with monitoring and enforcement. But Indonesia and Malaysia have cited legal concerns over making these maps public.
Yesterday, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr K. Shanmugam, said in response to media queries that the issue is not yet resolved and is being discussed with both countries.
MORE TO DO
All affected countries recognise that Asean can and should do more going forward.
- Singapore's Foreign Minister, Mr K. Shanmugam