Singapore launched legal action against a number of Indonesian companies that are considered as the burning of land and forests that cause smog crisis. One company that is Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world giants in the field of pulp and paper.
Of Singapore's legal action could lead to massive fines against several companies in Indonesia. In a statement, the Government of Singapore said there were five Indonesian companies which will be subject to legal action related to the crisis of smog. (See also: "Tig" Indonesia and Singapore about Crisis Haze)
Of these five companies, APP entered in it. Products from companies that include stationery and toilet paper.
APP has been requested by the National Environment Agency of Singapore to provide information about the operating subsidiaries in Singapore and Indonesia. The company called has a paper mill in Indonesia and China that have not confirmed the allegations of Singapore.
Under the Law on Transboundary Haze Pollution in 2014, Singapore may impose a fine of Rp1 billion to related companies were accused of contributing to the smoke pollution in Singapore.
In addition to APP, according to Singapore four other Indonesian companies which are thought to contribute adalam smog crisis is Hutani Rimba Mas, unvarying Earth Andalas Wood Industries, Bumi Sriwijaya Sentosa and Wachyuni Mandira.
"Checking how to apply economic pressure on recalcitrant company," the statement referring to the Singapore government legal action against perusaahaan trigger smog crisis.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan, said the haze problem has lasted too long. "This is not a natural disaster. Smoke is a man-made problem that can not be tolerated. This has caused a great impact on health, society and the economy of our region, "he said in a statement, as quoted by AFP on Saturday (26/09/2015).