Malaysia ready to help Indonesia fight forest fires

Indonesian firefighters trying to extinguish a fire in the swamp forest at Meulaboh, West Aceh, on July 25. Hundreds of hectares of swamp forest in West Aceh are ablaze following a prolonged dry season and land clearing. – EPA pic, July 30, 2017.

MALAYSIA is prepared to send firefighters to Indonesia to help put out forest fires in the republic.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the government was concerned about the problem, which could cause smoke and was ready to provide assistance at any time.

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