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HAZE INCREASES RISK OF HEART ATTACKS

A local study done to find out the effects of the haze on people indicated that breathing in the poor air quality is linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrests occurring outside of hospitals. The study was led by the Singapore General Hospital, and confirmed what many feared - haze is not just bad for asthma sufferers.

The most vulnerable group is men above the age of 65. So, to the Indonesian minister who said that Singapore should be thankful to Indonesia for giving 11 months of good quality air, should we also thank them for making cardiac arrest a high probability for men aged 65 and above during the hazy month?

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BRACE YOURSELF FOR HAZE, 18 HOTSPOTS DETECTED IN SUMATRA

Indonesia's The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Ketaping office has predicted more forest and land fires for Sumatra in the coming weeks, coupled with lesser rainfall and hotter temperatures, may bring back the haze to the region.

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8 INDONS CAUGHT AT WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT WITH HOMEMADE BOMB IMAGE

A group of 8 Indonesians were arrested by Singapoe customs yesterday at Woodlands Checkpoint after they tried to enter the country at 1.30AM yesterday. One of the Indonesians among the group was found with Islamic State propaganda and images in his mobile phone, which showed an Islamic State flag, Islamic State "activity" and a homemade shoe bomb.

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INDONESIAN OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING HAZE HELD HOSTAGE FOR 12H - DEATH THREATS GIVEN

Just as the team was leaving the plantation, the officials were stopped by more than 100 men. The men demanded that the officials deleted the photographs that they had taken.

The officials were taken hostage and held for almost 12 hours. During their capture, the mob intimidated them; threatening to beat them, kill them and dump their bodies in a nearby river.

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INDONESIA ENVIRONMENT MINISTER: STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT HAZE

Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar told foreign countries that while she has noted the complaints raised by foreign countries about the yearly haze caused by land and forest fires in Indonesia, the government is not acting on the haze because of "pressure by other countries".

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