JAKARTA, 23 September 2019 – The September 2019 edition of “ASEAN Today” looks at the recurring problem of air pollution caused by forest fires in Indonesia. Raissa Chentami of The Indonesia Channel anchors the program from the new ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.
She also reports on why Malaysia’s major car company is revving up sales, and the dilemma for farmers in Thailand over the reemergence of a temple that had been underwater for decades.
This is the 91st episode in the informative and entertaining series now in its 10th year of broadcast, and can be viewed on the Internet as well as through ASEAN broadcasters such as The Indonesia Channel and Vietnam’s VOV-TV.
“ASEAN Today” is a joint production of the ASEAN Secretariat and The Indonesia Channel, supported by AirAsia.
Some materials are provided by broadcasters in member countries. Check local listings for broadcast times. For more information, contact Raissa Chentami at email@example.com.
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