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Tag: haze

Malaysian-owned plantations ready to ‘clear the air’ over open burning claims

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok defends the four companies, saying they were among the 'most respected oil palm cultivators'.

Authorities urged to act against big companies over haze

Environmentalists say Bursa Malaysia and the Indonesian government must take stern action after Jakarta names four major plantation groups over fires.

Haze envelopes several parts of peninsula

The Klang Valley is the worst hit, with 'very unhealthy' air quality at Johan Setia in Klang, Selangor.

Haze worsens in 24 areas including PJ, Shah Alam

Johan Setia in Klang, Selangor remains the only area with a very unhealthy API of 209.

29 schools in S’gor to close tomorrow due to haze

The standard operating procedure is for schools to close once the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in their respective areas hits 200.

Dr M to write to Jokowi as row over haze flares

It comes amid a blame game between Indonesia and Malaysia.

Govt mulls legal action against companies involved in illegal land clearing

Minister Liew Vui Keong says action may also be taken against companies involved in slash and burn farming.

Haze forces closure of 3 schools in Klang

Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Johan Setia, SK Jalan Kebun and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Kebun ordered to close after API readings passed 200.

No, we’re not protesting, says envoy over smoke from Indonesia

Envoy says Malaysia only offered to help Indonesia fight its forest fires.

Cabinet discussed ways to manage haze situation, says Dr M

The prime minister declines to comment on Indonesia's claim that the haze in Malaysia is caused by its own forest fires.

Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forest fires continue

The Indonesian government has sent 9,000 military, police and disaster agency personnel to fight flames raging through Sumatra and Borneo.

Do face masks really help with haze?

Surgical and cloth masks are largely inefficient while N95 masks, which are more expensive, must be worn correctly and changed periodically.

Haze continues as Rompin hits very unhealthy level

Many areas in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak also continue to record unhealthy API readings.

Jakarta assures Putrajaya of action against haze

Environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says hundreds are being deployed in Sumatra and Kalimantan to put out fires, while offenders are being apprehended.

Hot spell to last till late October, says weather expert

Fredolin Tangang of UKM warns that rising temperatures will trigger peat fires which are hard to put out.

Hundreds of schools shut as forest fire haze blankets SE Asia

Some 400 schools have been closed in Sarawak, while in Sumatra, some kindergartens will be closed until Friday.

Hospitals brace for more patients as haze worsens

Deputy minister advises those with respiratory diseases to stay home or wear masks when going outside.

Unhealthy air quality at 5 spots in Selangor

These include Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Klang.

Peninsular haze not from us, says Indonesian met agency

But data from Asean meteorological centre contradicts the Indonesian claim, and shows prevailing winds blowing smoke haze towards the peninsula.

As haze worsens, Putrajaya offers to help Jakarta put out fires

Environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the government will exhaust all diplomatic channels to raise the urgency to Indonesia to act on the haze.

Sarawak orders schools in haze-hit areas to close

The education department says the examination board will also postpone examinations if the API reaches 300.

As ‘very unhealthy’ air persists, Najib says to put off UPSR

Former prime minister says "it's not worth it" to go on with exams in Sarawak because of the persistent haze.

Be more firm with Indonesia, says haze-ridden Sarawak

With 1,087 hot spots reported in Kalimantan, Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas says state government does not have the power to act.

Putrajaya to send diplomatic note to Indonesia as haze worsens in...

Major towns in Sarawak recorded unhealthy API readings.