Haze has wide-reaching impact

Singapore, Malaysia and other countries in the region affected by the haze must collectively send a strong demand to the Indonesian government to halt the clearing of forests by fire.

The haze has cost millions of dollars in damage in lost business and cancelled events, and poses serious health problems. Schools have closed ("Haze forces closure of schools across S'pore"; Sept 25); travel safety may also be compromised if visibility is affected.

People in other countries should not be made to suffer as a result of inconsiderate and irresponsible actions of farmers and companies using fire as a quick and less expensive way to clear land.

Jeff Tan Hong Liak