Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia have been plagued for weeks by smoke caused by smouldering forest fires in Sumatra and Borneo. Authorities are still struggling to contain the blazes.
Indonesia has regularly grabbed headlines with its forest fires that have caused health and environmental problems across Southeast Asia. Although the fires can be predicted, they haven't so far been prevented. Why?
Indonesia's leading Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa against the willful starting of forest fires in a bid to prevent the choking haze that smothered it and neighboring countries last year.
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