Malaysia raises diplomatic temperature as Indonesia burns

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia said yesterday it will raise pressure on its Southeast Asian neighbours to find a solution to recurring outbreaks of smog-belching forest fires in Indonesia, as air quality plummeted and more schools closed. Blazes to clear agricultural land in the archipelago are sending toxic haze across Southeast Asia, with Jakarta’s efforts to fight them using water-bombing aircraft and thousands of security forces proving futile. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin