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Foreign Minister says Indonesia will not apologise to Singapore for haze

Spotted on STOMP today:

Foreign Minister says Indonesia will not apologise to Singapore for haze

Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa has said the Indonesian government will not issue an apology to Singapore for the haze crisis.Singapore has never asked for an apology from Indonesia, only action to stop the haze.

According to a report in The Straits Times, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said he hoped the Indonesians would adopt a neighbourly spirit. This came after remarks from an Indonesian minister saying that Singapore’s reaction to the haze was childish.

Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said Singapore had offered assistance at all levels, from aircraft to manpower, to Indonesia to combat the haze. But unlike in 2005 when the Indonesians accepted assistance from Singapore, the current offer has yet to be taken up because as mentioned here:

Mr Agung also rebuked any offer of financial aid from Singapore, unless it was a large amount. 
“If it’s just half a million (dollars), better we use our own budget.”

Credits:STOMP and Article HERE

At the same time, spotted on EDMW forums here:

Indonesians’ kind gesture

AS SINGAPORE chokes on the haze drifting over from Sumatran fires, a group of Indonesians have been trying to make amends.

Well, at this moment, the 3 hour PSI has dropped drastically and clear skies can be seen:

Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 3.57.02 PM

I don’t know how long this will last as the haze is really unpredictable.
But hopefully, it’s really the last of the haze now?

Taken at 4pm, haze gone – clear blue skies and the sun is sooooo hot!

Just something cute to share from Jackson Lim’s Facebook:

Hello Kitty PSI Index!


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