The Singapore Flyer went into receivership just after five years of operations, but we think it may be more useful as a haze fighter.
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Update via Yahoo: Singapore, Indonesia tussle over haze problem
"A ministry official, Hadi Daryanto, also attempted to shift some of the blame onto Malaysia and Singapore, saying their palm oil companies that had invested in Indonesia were also responsible.
"The slash-and-burn technique being used is the cheapest land-clearing method and it is not only used by local farmers, but also employees of palm oil investors including Singaporean and Malaysian companies," he said.
"We hope the governments of Malaysia and Singapore will tell their investors to adopt proper measures so we can solve this problem together."
But Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's minister for environment and water resources, kept up the pressure on Indonesia.
In remarks carried Tuesday by Singapore media, he said "commercial interests in Indonesia have been allowed to override environmental concerns."