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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Out-of-touch MPs are the real political saboteurs

The inaction over the pollution in Sungai Petani, Kedah, shows that a serious communication problem exists between MPs and their ministers in Putrajaya.

Unhealthy air forces Vietnam to tell citizens to stay indoors

Hanoi's air quality index reading of PM2.5 the worst in the world.

Rain will wash away forest fires, says Indonesian agency

The number of hot spots has declined by 78%.

Group invites MP for meeting over Sg Petani air pollution

This follows remarks by Johari Abdul that Persatuan Tindakan Alam Sekitar Sungai Petani never asked him for a meeting.

Volkswagen faces first mammoth diesel lawsuit on home turf

Around 450,000 people have joined a first-of-its-kind grouped proceeding, introduced in 2015 after the 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal.

Illegal waste dumping blamed for causing water cuts

Officials trying to identify the culprit responsible for causing the odour pollution of Sungai Semenyih, leading to suspension of operations at the water treatment plant.

Will the MP care to meet his anti-sampah constituents?

Residents protesting against pollution have twice been rebuffed, while the executive councillor has not responded.

Water cuts as pollution shuts Selangor treatment plant

Air Selangor says customers in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang affected.

Genting comes under fire from Greenpeace over alleged links to Kalimantan...

At a gathering outside Wisma Genting, the environment NGO also handed photo evidence on their claims.

Lack of outcry over slow poisoning by the haze is astonishing

Malaysians appear to have accepted the annual haze exported by Indonesia and the indiscriminate logging of forests which will have long-term consequences.

‘Slash and burn’ farmers get stern warning

The warning comes after air quality worsened overnight in Johan Setia, Klang, but haze levels dropped in most parts of Malaysia.

We’re not being insensitive to haze, precautions taken, say MFL

MFL working to acquire API tools so readings can be made directly at venues.

Classes resume at all schools tomorrow as air pollution eases

Education Ministry says all schools are reminded to follow procedures and give priority to the health of pupils and teachers.

Pollution expert calls for regional law to prevent haze

Lackadaisical attitude towards solving haze crisis caused lack of pre-emptive measures to regulate open burning, says UKM don.

Haze-related illnesses up by 40%, says health chief

More cases of conjunctivitis, asthma and skin rashes, but the national disaster centre says easterly winds are expected today or tomorrow to blow away transboundary haze.

Kuching’s cat statue puts on N95 haze dust mask

Kuching South city council reminds the people on measures to cope with the air pollution, with the cat statue providing an example.

Firefighters put out 80% of Sri Aman forest blaze

Environment Department says firemen also working to put out the fire in Kampung STC Sri Aman, Jalan Tisak Betong and Jalan Ketaja, which is causing serious haze in the area.

Waste company’s licence suspended, says dept

Six companies awaiting approval with new conditions to operate only in designated industrial areas.

Inter-monsoon rains will wash away haze soon, says Met

Meteorological Department says thunderstorms and strong winds can be expected from Tuesday until early November.

Indonesia blames planters for raging wildfires and horrible air quality

Indonesia opens clinics and ‘oxygen house’ at state hospitals to treat people suffering from respiratory illness.

UN official tells Indonesia to stop deadly fires

Air pollution this year has been the worst since the last major haze outbreak in 2015,

Use existing law to go after haze culprits, MP says

Klang MP Charles Santiago says the Environmental Quality Act, if made extraterritorial, could be used on Malaysian companies operating overseas as well as those within the country.

Now, 538 schools in Selangor closed as haze continues

This is an increase of 324 from the 214 schools closed earlier this morning.

Some relief from cloud-seeding, but more schools to be closed

Putrajaya air quality breaches "very unhealthy" mark and 99 Selangor schools to be closed as pollution worsens.