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Singapore passes anti-haze law

Singapore passes anti-haze law

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:15 AEST

Singapore's parliament has passed landmark legislation to fight regional forest fires which pollute the island's air.

The Transboundary Haze Pollution Act is the first law of its kind in the region.

It allows regulators to prosecute companies and individuals in neighbouring countries who cause severe air pollution in Singapore through forest and peatland burnoffs.

Reporter: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Faizal Parish, director of the Global Environment Centre in Malaysia; Dr Lee Bee Wah, Singaporean MP; Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's minister for Environment and Water Resources

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