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    Unhealthy haze worsens in Phuket

    Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 07/10/2015

    » Haze generated by smoke from Indonesian forest fires eased in Thailand’s southernmost provinces Wednesday even as it worsened in Phuket, the Pollution Control Department said.


    Agri-business must help solve haze problem

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 24/03/2015

    » The country's giant agri-business sector must stop denying responsibility and take the lead in helping solve the problem of smoke haze caused by burning off maize trash in the North.

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    Indonesia ratifies Asean haze pact

    Published on 16/09/2014

    » JAKARTA — The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a bill on an Asean haze pact, ratifying the accord 12 years after signing it along with other countries in the 10-member regional grouping.


    India, China key to ending region's haze

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 19/10/2015

    » The thick haze that's blanketed much of Southeast Asia for the last month carries the ashy remains of Indonesian forests and peatlands -- burnt in many cases to clear land for producing palm oil, the world's most popular edible oil.


    Haze returns to the North

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/02/2012

    » Once again the air in Thailand's northern provinces is full of haze, caused by hot, dry weather, forest fires and, most importantly, the burning of fields.


    Lost in the haze

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 02/01/2017

    » Riding on a train that stops at stations where alumni wait to greet you is a pleasant initiation rite that provides a sense of welcome and acceptance for young university students, some of whom have never been away from the comfort of home and parents before.


    Burning Issue

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 26/09/2016

    » Religious authorities in the world's largest Muslim country have added their moral weight to efforts to curb the annual forest burning, which also blankets Indonesia's regional neighbours in choking haze.


    Sanctioned deaths

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/02/2016

    » In your editorial "Officials in a haze", (BP, Feb 23), concerning the smoke haze in northern Thailand that has been increasing since 2007, you pin most of the blame on large agro-companies burning vegetated land to clear it for corn plantations, and the accompanying ill-effects on people's health.


    Phuket must face demons, or end is nigh

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 19/07/2018

    » My condolences to the families of the 47 Chinese holidaymakers who were killed when the diving boat they were on sank in the waters off Phuket in a fierce storm on July 5. It's a massive loss.


    Unhappy Together

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/11/2015

    » In By The Sea, a grieving couple arrives at a seaside town in France, a picturesque hamlet fronted by gravel beaches and craggy outcrops. He's Roland, a struggling writer, and he's played by Brad Pitt in what looks like a clear reminiscence of Ernest Hemingway. She's Vanessa, a dancer and a woman in irredeemable sorrow, and she's played by Angelina Jolie-Pitt, her face smeared by a haze of 1970s-style eyeshadow in what looks like a demented version of Sophia Lauren or Monica Vitti.

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