I read in the newspaper about the lack of enforcement on open burning. More interesting, someone claimed that they don't know where the smog came from. I was driving to Kuala Baram on Tuesday, 2-June-2009 and ...
I witnessed this phenomena. To me, this is obviously smoke from massive open burning and the source is obviously not far away. But from the look of it, it could be from another country!
When I was young, we clear our land and carry out open burning also. However, there was one major difference, ie, we chop down the vegetation first and we clear a path so that fire does not jump over to areas not intended for burning. We didn't let the fire burn over night!
From all the "wild fire" I witness, they were all burning with no regard to where the fire was going. The fire burnt until it reached the road and could last for days. I call this irresponsible!
By the way, tonight the air smell like smoke from open burning again.