My Sinchew/ Haze

Moderate air quality at nine locations

According to DOE's website, air quality at nine locations across Malaysia worsened as of noon today, including Shah Alam and Klang.


Indonesian clerics issue fatwa against forest fires

Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body said Wednesday it has issued a fatwa against intentionally starting forest fires in a bid to stop the blazes that cloak Southeast Asia in haze every year.


Indonesian officials taken hostage during fire probe

Indonesian officials investigating forest fires on Sumatra island were taken hostage and threatened with death by a mob allegedly linked to a palm oil company, the environment ministry said.


Indonesia needs to amend haze regulating laws: Wan Junaidi

Environment minister Wan Junaidi says Indonesia needs to amend its fire management system and laws if it wants to resolve the transboundary haze problem.


83 schools in Sabah to close due to haze

Due to worsening haze in the state, six more schools in Sabah will be closed tomorrow, in addition to the earlier 77 schools in the districts of Beaufort, Kuala Penyu and Papar.


Dry spell to trigger forest fires in March, April

The western and central parts of Indonesia will experience prolonged hot and dry spell in March and April owing to El Niño, making them more prone to forest fires.


Fire-sparked haze forces closure of Miri institute

The Industrial Training Institute (ILP) in Kuala Baram, Miri, was ordered to close today after the air quality there reached the hazardous level this morning due to haze from a fire.


Sick, hungry orangutans fall victim to Indonesia fires crisis

Endangered orangutans are falling victim to a devastating haze crisis that has left them sick, malnourished and severely traumatised as fires rage through Indonesia's forests, reducing their habitat to a charred wasteland.


Desperation in the epicenter of Southeast Asia's haze crisis

When the smoke from forest fires turned a thick, acrid yellow, casting an apocalyptic glow over Palangkaraya, Kartika Sari decided to grab her child and flee the Indonesian city at the epicentre of the haze crisis smothering Southeast Asia.


Haze: Indonesia seeks outside help after failed attempts

Indonesia is seeking outside help to tackle forest fires after failed attempts at extinguishing the fires and cloud seeding operations, said minister counsellor of the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia, Freddy M. Panggabean.


 

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