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BN to set up political reform lab: Najib

The Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council has decided to set up a laboratory next month to propose specific changes needed for the coalition, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Schools can close if API exceeds 250

Schools located in areas which record Air Pollutant Index (API) readings exceeding 250 can close after notifying the Education Ministry.

All schools in Port Dickson reopen Tuesday

All schools in Port Dickson will reopen tomorrow following the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district now below the hazardous level, said Negeri Sembilan Education director Kalsom Khalid.

Pharmacies urged to stock up face masks

Pharmacy operators have been urged to stock up a sufficient supply of face masks in their outlets to cater for public requirement in the wake of the haze that has engulfed the country.

Do not sell face masks above controlled price: minister

Traders have been warned not to sell face mask over the maximum government fix price as it is a controlled item under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 and the Supply Control Act 1961.

Uphill task to fight plantation fire

Fire-fighters are facing an uphill task in putting out a fire at the oil palm and pineapple plantation of the Johor Farmers Organisation at Batu 13, Mukim Ayer Hitam, here.

Malaysia, Singapore propose to hasten transboundary haze pollution meet - Palanivel

Malaysia and Singapore are proposing to bring forward the sub-regional ministerial steering committee on transboundry haze pollution meeting by next week or second week of July from the original schedule slated for Aug 20-21.

Haze: no change to flight schedule - MAHB

The flight schedule at all airports managed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) did not undergo any changes despite the haze situation now, said MAHB Operations Service senior general manager, Datuk Azmi Murad.

Open burning banned in four states, Putrajaya

The Department of Environment (DOE) has imposed an immediate ban against open burning in Terengganu, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until further notice.

Indonesia steps up firefighting, Malaysia still in smog

Indonesia stepped up aerial operations on Monday to extinguish forest fires raging on Sumatra island as Malaysia remained smothered by smog and Singapore enjoyed sunny skies thanks to favourable winds.


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