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Singapore's air quality may enter 'unhealthy' range amid increase in Indonesia hotspots: NEA

Singapore's air quality may enter 'unhealthy' range amid increase in Indonesia hotspots: NEA

10/9/2019 3:48:00 PM

Singapore's air quality may enter 'unhealthy' range amid increase in Indonesia hotspots: NEA

SINGAPORE: The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) in Singapore may enter the unhealthy range if the haze situation in Indonesia's Sumatra persists or ...

In addition, 749 hotspots were detected in Kalimantan, the agency added.READ: No transboundary haze from Indonesia to neighbours, says ministerForest fires have raged through parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent weeks, prompting the Indonesian government to send in thousands of military and police to douse the flames.

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The country’s neighbours have regularly complained about haze caused by such forest fires - often started by farmers trying to clear land for palm oil and pulp plantations.In Malaysia, air quality has dropped to"unhealthy" levels in and around Kuala Lumpur, according to the government's air pollutant index, and the skyline has been shrouded in thick smog.

Around 400 schools were closed on Tuesday in nine districts of Malaysia's eastern Sarawak state, with more than 150,000 students affected, according to the local education department.READ: Malaysia sends half a million face masks to haze-hit Sarawak as 409 schools close

Indonesia wants to prevent a repeat of 2015 fires, which were the worst for two decades, choking the region in haze for weeks.President Joko Widodo last month warned that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out forest fires. Read more: CNA »

Haze may enter unhealthy range, more than 500 hotspots in Sumatra: NEASINGAPORE — The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) may enter the unhealthy range if the haze situation in the Indonesian island of Sumatra persists or worsens, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) in its daily haze advisory on Tuesday (10 September).

Singapore may experience slightly hazy conditions due to Sumatra hotspots: NEASINGAPORE: Singapore could experience 'slightly hazy conditions' if the hotspot situation in Sumatra persists, said the National Environment ...

Singapore may experience slightly hazy conditions due to Sumatra hotspots: NEASINGAPORE — Singapore could experience

Slight haze on Monday as PSI inches towards unhealthy range with more hot spots in SumatraSINGAPORE - There was a slight haze in some parts of Singapore on Monday afternoon (Sept 9), likely due to an increase in hot spot activity in Sumatra, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a statement on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Despite Indonesia’s denial, Asean data warns of persistent hotspots in Sumatra, KalimantanKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― The Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) has warned that haze will continue to affect western parts of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, as hotspots are...

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