Sunday, May 15, 2016

Haze: Saving Indonesian Pride

It was a fairly long read. In the end all I cared about is the quote by Today of the Indon minister.

“We are not looking for a scapegoat for not enforcing the law. The objective of our law enforcement measures is to create conditions which enable the prevention of any recurrence of land and forest fires this year and any other year in the future.”

If they succeed at that which I have my doubts, we are happy to keep quiet and enjoy the clear skies. If not we will nudge them in our favor as best as we can.

At the end of the day you can tell that the Indonesian government is embarrassed by their Singapore counterparts. Therefore saving face require them to perform haze prevention without help from Singapore. It doesn't look good at all when one of the largest nations is out done by a tiny Red Dot.

Meanwhile we must keep ourselves strong or we will be swallowed up by them, and they are prepared to wait as long as necessary for that day to avenge their humiliation. But what choice have we got?

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