EXCLUSIVE: Haze woes lIkely to lInger, worsen

Citing new contributing factors, environmentalists gloomy over prospects of ending problem anytime soon – let alone in one week.

Visiting Chiang Mai on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an order to end the haze crisis in the North within seven days, alongside declaring it part of the national agenda.

However, environmental groups like Greenpeace are saying that such an unprecedented short-term directive would do little to resolve what has become a persistent crisis requiring serious long-term measures.

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Piyaporn Wongruang