Monday, 16 September 2019

Indonesian soldiers are seen amidst smoke as they try to extinguish a peatlands fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, August 2, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames. He also promised government funds for high-tech equipment like drones to help tackle the blazes. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman

Indonesian soldiers are seen amidst smoke as they try to extinguish a peatlands fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, August 2, 2019. The Southeast Asian country has deployed thousands of military and police to douse forest fires after declaring an emergency in six provinces on the island of Sumatra and in the province of Kalimantan on Borneo. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman

An Indonesian soldier is seen amidst smoke as he tries to extinguish a peatlands fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, August 6, 2019. "I phoned the military commander and the chief of police to tell them to replace those who can't resolve forest and land fires," Widodo told a co-ordinating meeting on tackling forest fires at the presidential palace. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman

Helicopter throws water bombing to extinguish a peatlands fire in Ogan Ilir regency, South Sumatra province, Indonesia, August 3, 2019. Indonesian farmers use fire to clear land during the dry season but they can rage out of control and produce a choking haze that spreads to neighbours such as Singapore and Malaysia. ANTARA FOTO/Habibullah Busroni

A motorist passing a peatlands fire is seen in Ogan Ilir regency, South Sumatra province, Indonesia, August 5, 2019. Indonesia has recorded the highest number of hot spots this year since devastating fires in 2015 and faces global pressure to put an end to slash-and-burn clearance of land, often to plant palm and pulp plantations. ANTARA FOTO/Ahmad Rizki Prabu

Officers try to extinguish a peatlands fires in Kumpeh Ulu, Muarojambi, Jambi, August 3, 2019. The president, who will make an official visit to Malaysia and Singapore this week, noted complaints about haze were once again making headlines in neighbouring countries. ANTARA FOTO/Usman Muhammad