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Indonesia vowed to control smog problem, says Prayut

Sep 27. 2019
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By THE NATION

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday (September 27) that a vice president of Indonesia has promised that his government will do more to control the haze caused by bonfires and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

Though Prayut did not reveal the name of the vice president in his Facebook Live interview, Indonesia only has one vice president – Jusuf Kalla.

Prayut and Kalla reportedly met in New York where they were attending the 74th session of the UN General Assembly and the prime minister was reportedly flying back to Thailand as of Friday evening.

Prayut said he had been told that Indonesian authorities are taking all possible measures to cope with forest fires and advised Thais living in the haze-hit South to take steps to protect themselves from the air pollution.

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