My Sinchew/ Haze

Haze not affecting daily lives of city folks

City folks in the federal capital appear to be unfazed by unhealthy levels of haze shrouding the city since Sunday.

Being good neighbours

The suspended particles and noxious smell are omnipresent in our air. Even if the windows are closed tight and the air-conditioner is turned on, the burning smell still finds its way into our living rooms.

Opening of 13th Parliament held indoors due to haze

The official opening of the first meeting of the first session of the 13th Parliament today had to be held indoors due to the haze, breaking from tradition.

Construction site raided for carrying out open burning

State government officers raided a construction site in Weld Quay, here, yesterday evening for carrying out open burning despite the haze hitting the northern states.

Haze forces closure of schools in Perak

All 102 schools in the Manjung district have been ordered to close their afternoon session today after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in Seri Manjung reached the hazardous level of 322 at 9 am.

Indonesia sorry over haze as thousands sent to fight fires

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologised to Singapore and Malaysia over fires that have cloaked the countries in thick haze, as thousands more emergency workers were deployed Tuesday to tackle the blazes.

Who is the culprit?

However, we wonder why the so call "culprits" on the name list released by the Indonesian Environment Ministry are all Malaysian-owned companies, while a senior officer responsible for forest fire control said that local farmers should be responsible.

Face masks, air purifiers help during haze

"A flimsy face mask made of paper costs 50 sen each? This is ridiculous," were the words of a father, who was told by his primary school son about a face mask he had attempted to purchase at a shop.

Selangor, Perak bear the brunt as haze moves northwards

Port Klang in Selangor and Seri Manjung in Perak registered Air Pollutant Index (API) at the hazardous levels of 495 and 307 respectively at 8 am today as the haze affecting the country moved northwards.

Najib seeks Indonesia's cooperation on haze control

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will send an official letter to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, seeking cooperation from the republic to enforce more effective measures to punish those responsible for causing the haze.


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