Indonesia Hopes To Ratify Haze Treaty By Early 2014

Activists say more steps are needed


KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) –  Indonesia said Wednesday it hopes to ratify a regional treaty by early next year to fight smog from forest fires that brings misery to millions, but an activist said tougher steps are needed.

"We hope we can ratify the agreement by the end of the year or early next year," the country's Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya told reporters.