In 2015, more than 100,000 people in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore may have died as a result of forest fires in Southeast Asia. The continued poor air quality also continues to affect the health of more than 42 million Indonesians.
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The haze from Indonesian forest fires worsens leaving Singapore and parts of Indonesia and Malaysia covered in smog. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
2013 Southeast Asian haze: Haze from Indonesian forest fires in Sumatra increase air pollution in Singapore and Malaysia to hazardous levels. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
Two earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on the Moment magnitude scale hit Sumatra in Indonesia, with the epicenter near Lake Singkarak. At least 82 fatalities are currently reported. The earthquakes were felt as far as in Malaysia and Singapore. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore agree to joint anti-piracy patrols in the Malacca Strait. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines begin joint patrols in the pirate havens within the Celebes and Sulu Seas. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia
The Zika virus outbreak in Singapore which has infected over 200 people likely evolved from Southeast Asia. Context: Singapore, Southeast Asia
A South Korean palm oil company is accused of causing the wildfires in Indonesia. Context: 2016 Southeast Asian haze, Indonesia
Fires in Indonesia burn and blow smoke into Singapore, engulfing the city-state into darkness. Context: Indonesia, Singapore
A Malaysian oil tanker, MT ''Vier Harmoni'', is hijacked off the coast of Malaysia and is believed to have been taken to Indonesian waters near the island of Batam, according to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. The identity of the hijackers is not yet known. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia
Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines agree on joint naval patrols after an increase of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf militants. Context: Indonesia, Malaysia
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