It’s funny how some people are so quick to judge and accuse that they sometimes don’t stop to think about what they’re saying. Especially when it comes to something as extraordinary as the haze we’ve been living with these past few days.
I’m referring to this recent Facebook post and this article which show people accusing the Singapore government and the company Temasek Holdings of somehow being behind the haze. I’m all for a juicy conspiracy theory, but these opinions are just ridiculous…
Next thing you know they’ll blame earthquakes on the Ministry of Manpower and heavy rains on the MEWR Minister!
Actually, they are just partially wrong. There is a government at fault here. But it isn’t the Government of Singapore.
The Indonesian government has been extremely lenient with companies responsible for the haze. It not only doesn’t know who’s behind the fires, it even goes so far as saying they’re “part of nature” and that Singaporeans are cry-babies for complaining about them.
I don’t know about you, but all this stubbornness and inaction from the Indonesian government really gets me angry. Just look at this map of the hot spots; doesn’t it get your blood boiling?
The one thing I do agree on with the conspiracy theorists, however, is the fact that it is our own government’s duty to go to the Indonesian government and let them know we’re not happy about this and that they have to find a way to fix it.
If not, what’s to stop them from doing it over and over each year, just doing as they please and seeing just how far they can go?
One thing’s for sure, nothing will be done unless we turn our heads towards the real culprits.