Breathless in Borneo.
profrv at nex.net.au
Tue May 11 06:28:52 PDT 1999
While you pussies bicker over copyrights and patents...FIRES in Indonesia
have begun to make their presence felt in neighbouring countries.
In Malaysia, a thick haze has disrupted internal air services and forced
flight cancellations in Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo island, an
airport official said yesterday.
'The burning in Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia causes us to be hit by
In 1997 and 1998, choking haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia
enveloped parts of South-east Asia for months.
It caused serious health problems and traffic hazards, as well as
disrupting airline schedules.
The haze then caused an estimated US$9.3 billion (S$16.3 billion) in losses
to regional economies. SEE ALSO (if your old and nearly dead anyway.)
A vision of dystopia
This is for real, not the sequel to a sci-fi thriller. The World Bank
paints a picture of a catastrophic global future.
Special report: world summit 2002
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