The Republic has sent a formal request to the government of Indonesia for the names of the companies suspected of contributing to haze pollution, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday (Oct 7).
The ministry said the move was in response to a request by Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar, who said that if Singapore wanted the names of these companies to be officially sent to it, it had to be done through the Government-to-Government channel.
“We look forward to an early response from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on our requests so that we can take the necessary action against those who are responsible for the haze,” the MFA said.
The request was sent via the Indonesian embassy in Singapore, the MFA said. In the same note to the embassy, Singapore again reiterated its haze assistance offer to Indonesia of: