The blardy haze is here again!
Every year the monster steals in from across the border in Indonesia, choking the lives out of long suffering Bolehlanders.
And every year the same old promise to work with our less than neighbourly neighbour to deal with the transborder monster.
And every year of course, nothing comes out of the promise.
This year, the Ah Jib administration is so preoccupied with its own survival that they are in a haze of their own and have no time for anything else.
At the bottom of the whole problem is the almighty dough.
The slash and burn culture saves costs - who cares if others choke to death as long as I make my pile.
Ironically for Bolehlanders, the major culprits are said to be Bolehland plantation companies.
Because saving costs is more important to the plantation companies' bottom lines, the will to tackle the problem of the perennial haze is as hazy as it comes.
Indonesians themselves may be suffering too, but their government won't have the political will to get serious about the slash and burn culture because the country needs the plantation companies as much as the people who rely on them for employment.
It is a vicious circle - one that won't go away as long as companies' bottom lines determine the outcome.
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