My Sinchew/ Haze

Our right to breathe clean air

In fact, when the Air Pollutant Index (API) of some areas surged to above a hundred points or unhealthy level, in addition to the "contribution" from Indonesia, I am afraid that it contained also our vehicle and factory emission pollutants.


10% violators from Malaysia, Singapore: expert

Since 2001, more than a hundred individuals have been apprehended by the Indonesian authorities for forest arson, 20 of them from oil palm companies.


Malaysians breathe easy as air quality improves

The air quality in the country has improved to moderate and good this morning after a hazy week due to the smoke mostly carried across from open burning in Indonesia.


Marked improvement in haze situation: DOE

The overall haze situation in the country has improved significantly although the Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan remained at the unhealthy level at 8pm tonight.


6 cases of peat fires reported in 3 states

The Fire and Rescue Department has received six reports on peat forest fires and farms until 11pm, yesterday, involving fourcases in Selangor and one each in Johor and Terengganu.


The PM2.5 we should know about

The worse being, 75% of PM2.5 particles will stay in the alveoli, and gain access into one’s blood vessels through diffusion, causing lung cancer, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, or stroke.


RM5 the wage for land clearing

Indonesia's forest fire expert says large plantation companies have been hiring the aborigines to clear the forests at RM5 per person, and using "land preparation" as pretext to clear the forest land legally!


Malaysia, Indonesia agree to cooperate on haze

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to work together to find a permanent solution to the haze problem that affected the region.


Peat fires the culprit

Indonesians do not believe their country is causing the smog hazards in neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, and residents and scholars in Riau province say the haze has been caused by the spontaneous peat fires owing to high temperatures.


Malaysians get respite from haze

Malaysians in many parts of the country woke up to blue skies today as they cherished the respite from the haze which had enveloped much of the country over the past week.


 

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