Media report on causes of fires in Riau
21.06.13 | BBC reports:
“The majority of hotspots in Riau (province) are inside April and Sinar Mas concessions,” Indonesian presidential aide Kuntoro Mangkusubroto told Reuters news agency.
22.06.13 | APRIL says:
Comments reportedly made by Indonesia’s Senior Presidential Aide, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto naming Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) as one of several companies responsible for a majority of fire hotspots in Riau Province, Indonesia require verification. They do not correspond with intensive monitoring on-the-ground conducted by APRIL in its own concessions over the past several weeks nor with information on Friday from Indonesia’s official national body for Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics (BKMG), which identified 13 hotspots in Riau, none of which are on APRIL’s concessions.