My Sinchew/ Haze

Malaysian Muslims seek divine intervention to end haze crisis

Muslims throughout Malaysia on Thursday were urged to seek divine intervention to help clear smoke from Indonesian forest and agriculture fires that has choked Southeast Asia for weeks.


Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires

Indonesia agreed Thursday to accept international help to combat forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze, after weeks of failed attempts to douse the blazes that have infuriated its neighbours.


PM2.5 provides real picture of haze hazards: experts

Local environmental experts want the government to speed up efforts to upgrade its API to include readings of fine dust measuring 2.5 microns (PM2.5).


Thick haze to dissipate temporarily until Sunday: minister

The thick haze which has shrouded the nation is expected to lighten up until this Sunday due to the more humid weather and weak wind strength in the region, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.


Class resumes Wednesday, except Langkawi

The education ministry announced in a statement today that due to improving haze situation, schools nationwide will reopen Wednesday with the exception of Pulau Langkawi.


Haze: A matter of attitude

NASA has warned that this year's haze could be the worst in history. But, will the bureaucrats in Jakarta care at all?


Bureaucracy to blame for regional haze calamity

Bureaucracy is no doubt the chief culprit in creating and condoning the perennial haze problem in this region. If this root cause is not tackled, there will be no way for us to address this issue once and for all.


Met denies using strong chemicals for cloud seeding

The Meteorological Department has denied using strong chemicals for cloud seeding, leading to rain which can have a negative effect on human skin.


Langkawi airport closed

DCA director-general says Langkawi international airport has been closed due to the haze while other airports are still operating as normal.


Haze: Visibility, API readings may not match

The visibility distance during haze cannot be linked to Air Pollutants Index (API) readings, said Department of Environment (DOE) Air Division director Mashitah Darus.


 

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