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Will Covid-19 fan the flames of Southeast Asia’s haze problem?

KUALA LUMPUR: Weak enforcement of restrictions to curb Covid-19 infections in rural Indonesia, coupled with farmers opting for cheap ways to clear land, could see a repeat of the forest fires and smoke that choked Southeast Asia last year, environmentalists

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NGO: Strict enforcement before the next haze hits

KUALA LUMPUR: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called for strict enforcement against open burning to eliminate the perennial haze in the region. Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY) said the haze is man made and its resolution lies in the prevention

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Jokowi orders permanent solution to forest fires

Indonesian President Joko Widodo today ordered government officials to find a permanent solution to prevent devastating annual forest fires that he understood had been almost entirely started by humans but made worse by climate change. Indonesia last year suffered the

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M’sia, S’pore to cooperate in tackling transboundary haze

SINGAPORE: Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to explore cooperation in research and development (R&D) in the area of peatl and fire prevention and mitigation to find innovative solutions to address the haze affecting the region. The agreement was achieved by

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Haze: Air quality improves across Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 68 areas in the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak, have recorded moderate and good air quality with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings below 100. Based on the Malaysian Air Pollutant Index Management System (APIMS) portal’s

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Haze: Air quality improves across Malaysia, except Johan Setia

KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Malaysia continues to improve this morning with almost all areas in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak recording Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of below 100 or moderate. Based on the latest API reading of the

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Haze situation continues to improve in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality throughout the country improved at noon when the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading continued to decline with only 14 areas recording unhealthy API compared with 25 areas at 7am this morning. According to the Malaysian Air

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Haze: API readings continues to improve

KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollutant Index (API) reading throughout the country improved at 7am this morning, compared with 12 midnight last night although the reading in most parts of the country remained within the unhealthy category. The API issued by

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Health Ministry: Health cases related to haze rising

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of asthma cases saw an increase of 3.5%  to 1,265 cases for the week of Sept 15 Sept to 21, compared to 1,222 cases in the previous week, due to the current haze blanketing most parts

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Haze: Two flights cancelled at Ipoh airport

IPOH: Two of the five flights scheduled at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) today were cancelled due to the haze. LTSAS manager Mohd Ali Osman said the cancellations involved AirAsia flight movements for the Johor Bahru-Ipoh-Singapore and Singapore-Ipoh-Johor Bahru

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