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  • NEWS

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • LEARNING

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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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