Haze: Hazardous API in S'wak, over 600 schools nationwide closed

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UPDATED 6.05PM | Haze: Hazardous API in S'wak, over 600 schools nationwide closed

The Air Pollution Index reading in several areas of Sarawak continues to record unsafe readings with Sri Aman near Kuching hitting the hazardous level.for Sri Aman was at 407, having climbed steadily from a reading of 201 at 10pm last night.

An API of 0-50 represents good air quality, 51-100 is moderate, 101-200 is unhealthy, 201-300 is very unhealthy, while 300 and above is hazardous. Of the public schools, 298 were ordered closed in Sarawak, 201 in Selangor, 25 in Putrajaya and 112 in Negeri Sembilan. In a separate statement, the Negeri Sembilan Education Department said all schools in Port Dickson will be closed today.

As of yesterday, there were 316 hotspots in Kalimantan and 154 in Sumatra, 15 in Sabah and Sarawak and three in Peninsular Malaysia.“In Kalimantan, persistent hotspots were detected in West, Central and South Kalimantan, particularly along the coastal areas of these provinces. Scattered hotspots were also detected in East Kalimantan,” ASMC stated on its website.


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When the Haze is over ... Everyone forgets. Come next year this time.... Then govts repeat cry-wolf all over again For our 30 years of inaction only talk and talk.... We reap what we sow.

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