"Indonesia Announces Action Against Fire Setters"

"The Indonesian government announced Monday it had acted against 23 companies that, officials said, were involved in burning forest and peatland in the country.

Government officials identified the companies by acronyms only, despite a promise by President Joko Widodo to reveal by year’s end the names of companies implicated in the environmental disaster.

'It is our responsibility to inform the public that legal actions have been taken, including withdrawal of licenses,' Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan told a press conference at his ministry late Monday."

Lenita Sulthani reports for Benar News December 21, 2015.

Source: Benar News, 12/23/2015