INDONESIAN FARMERS FILES CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT OVER HAZE

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JAKARTA: Indonesian farmers in a province at the center of Southeast Asia’s worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis. Environmental groups filed the class-action lawsuit at the Jakarta High Court on behalf of farmers from five villages in Riau province on Sumatra island. They argue President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has not done enough to curb activities, such as slash-and-burn land clearance and logging, that lead to climate change, and their lives are being deeply affected.

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