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Michael Taylor

Australia to help ASEAN firms tackle slavery in supply chains

09 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A multi-million dollar anti-trafficking strategy between Australia and Southeast Asian nations will look at new ways to help businesses root out slavery in their supply chains, a senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday.

As fires burn, can Indonesia avoid repeat of 2015 haze crisis?

05 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As another outbreak of forest fires in Indonesia sends harmful smoke drifting across parts of Southeast Asia, researchers and environmental activists have urged Jakarta to step up efforts to prevent a repeat of the last major haze crisis in 2015.

Malaysia working to tighten laws on forest protection, says minister

31 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia is working on reforms to its decades-old forestry laws, and will consider suggestions from green activists on how to better protect its rainforests, a minister said on Wednesday.

Ethical wood body warns Indonesian palm oil firm over forest clearing

25 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international green certification body said Indonesian member firm Korindo Group breached its rules on clearing forests to grow oil palm but would not be expelled after a two-year probe.

Ethical wood body warns Indonesian palm oil firm over forest clearing

25 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international green certification body said Indonesian member firm Korindo Group breached its rules on clearing forests to grow oil palm but would not be expelled after a two-year probe.

Indonesians hope 'milestone' ruling will dampen haze-fire risks

23 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Green groups have urged the Indonesian government to step up help for hundreds of thousands of people made sick by forest fires and the haze they cause each year, after the nation's top court ruled Jakarta must do more to stem the problem.

Indonesians hope 'milestone' ruling will dampen haze-fire risks

23 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Green groups have urged the Indonesian government to step up help for hundreds of thousands of people made sick by forest fires and the haze they cause each year, after the nation's top court ruled Jakarta must do more to stem the problem.

Singaporeans head to fire hotspot village in Indonesia to tackle haze

18 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Singaporean charity is working with villagers in Indonesia to restore ancient peatlands, seeking to curb the haze that chokes the region every year, organizers said on Thursday.

Singaporeans head to fire hotspot village in Indonesia to tackle haze

18 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Singaporean charity is working with villagers in Indonesia to restore ancient peatlands, seeking to curb the haze that chokes the region every year, organisers said on Thursday.

Malaysian activists urge lawmakers to get tough on forests losses

17 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Environmental activists will march on Malaysia's parliament on Thursday to demand lawmakers strengthen the country's decades-old forestry laws and amend the constitution to give greater protections to its dwindling rainforests.

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