Haze from overseas cost Malaysia RM1.57b in 2013, UKM study shows | Malay Mail

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Haze from overseas cost Malaysia RM1.57b in 2013, UKM study shows

A woman covers her face with a scarf in front of the Prime Minister’s Office, which is shrouded in haze, in Putrajaya September 17, 2019. — Reuters pic

“The Shahwahid study showed that haze had affected the health of the economy in various ways,” the UKM authors wrote, referring to a 2016 study by academic M. Shawahid titled “The economic value of June 2013 haze impact on peninsula Malaysia.” The estimated losses from 2013 was from smoke-related illnesses, cost of medical leave, masks and loss of income opportunities which cost the country the most, making up about two-thirds of the total bill at RM958 million, the portal reported.

Most areas of the peninsula also recorded very unhealthy and hazardous levels in June 15-27 of that year,Meanwhile in a separate 2014 study on the 2005 haze, the same UKM authors wrote that RM1.8 million was spent on hospital admissions due to smoke-related illnesses.

Source: Healthcare Press (healthcarepress.net)


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Why don't you just say haze from Indonesia. Stop being too politically correct when everyone is suffering from red eyes, short breath and respiratory system problem.

yeobeeyin this is one reason to act promptly and proactively... forget abt well-being of the rakyat

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