My Sinchew/ Haze

Schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor may continue to close - Palanivel

All schools in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor may continue to remain closed tomorrow as the haze condition is worsening in the Klang Valley, said Natural Resource and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.


Malaysian companies not at fault in open burning - APIMI

Malaysian companies are not at fault in clearing land in Indonesia using fire, causing haze which has affected Singapore and parts of Malaysia, said Association of Plantation Investors of Malaysia in Indonesia (Apimi).


Increase in haze-related illness cases including by over 100 pct for asthma - Health DG

There has been a marked increase in the number of asthma and other haze-related respiratory cases seeking treatment at the hospitals and clinics in Johor and Melaka.


Arrogance

Singaporeans and Malaysians facing difficulties to breathe due to the heavy haze almost got choked when they heard what Agung said.


Singapore sunny, Malaysia gloomy from Indonesian smog

Singapore woke up to clear blue skies on Monday thanks to favourable winds but Malaysia was still being suffocated by smog from forest fires in Indonesia, where cloud-seeding flights have produced little rain.


Employers advised to stop field work if haze levels worsen

Employers have been advised to reduce or stop field work should Air Pollutant Index (API) readings remain at worrying levels, said Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) director-general Datuk Dr Johari Basri.


API reading in Muar continues to improve, Port Dickson danger level

The Air Pollutant Index (API) in Muar, which was declared as an emergency area yesterday, continued to show positive developments with the reading reported at 148, which is categorised as unhealthy as at 7am today, compared with 507 recorded at 4pm yesterday.


Haze affects business of food traders and hoteliers

The haze shrouding Muar and Ledang districts has affected the daily life of residents especially the business of food traders and hoteliers.


Face masks for high-risk group at clinics and hospitals

People in the high-risk group such as those suffering from asthma, senior citizens and children will be given face masks at health clinics and hospitals.


Cloud seeding cannot be done due to dry weather - DOE

Cloud seeding to reduce the smog shrouding the country, especially in Muar and Ledang, to improve the air quality could not be done at the moment because of the dry and cloudless weather.


 

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