As much as two-thirds of the burning that caused the 1997 haze was attributable to transnational corporations. Some of these corporations clear land for palm oil plantations and for growing acacia trees. Some clear forests for bio-fuel.
Many of these companies do not take into consideration the effects of what razing the forests to the ground can cause. Governments should impose heavy fines on these companies to ensure that these bad practices are not carried out again.
While making money might be on top of many of the corporation bosses minds, they must also take into consideration the adverse result of their actions.
Euston Quah. (10/10/2006). Clearing the way for a haze-free environment. The Straits Times. P. 19