Firms deny using fire to clear land

Firms deny using fire to clear land
A mother gives a drink to her son as she prepares to leave her house with her children after a forest fire spread close to their home near Dumai, as haze covers Indonesia's Riau province June 20, 2013.

SINGAPORE - Palm oil companies listed here have denied that they are using slash-and-burn practices on their plantations in Indonesia.

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