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Indonesia eyes less severe fire season, but COVID-19 could turn it deadly

“The ones with many fires are plantations. What are the companies’ role? Are they [just] watching [their concessions burn]?” he said. “Companies should have played an active role, such as sharing the cost to rent firefighting helicopters. It looks like all [the cost of fighting fires] is being borne by the government.”

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