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Haze: Schools, higher institutions in Johor to close

KUALA LUMPUR: The worsening haze has forced 129 schools in Tangkak and 89 schools in Muar, as well as institutions of higher learning including matriculation colleges in Johor to close. A total of 40,000 students will be affected by the

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Haze: Do what you must, Yeo tells Indonesia

PUTRAJAYA: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin urged the Indonesian government to do what it takes to tackle the haze situation affecting the region. This comes after the Indonesian authorities singled out four Malaysian-linked companies

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Indonesia seals off M’sian owned plantation in Riau over haze issue

The Indonesian authorities have sealed a plot of land in Riau, belonging to subsidiary of a Malaysian company, for allegedly being involved in forest fires that has caused haze across the region. According to CNN Indonesia, the Indonesian Environment and

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Fires across Indonesia forests, sparking global warming fears

PEKANBARU: The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed today, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming. Illegal blazes to clear land

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Ambassador: M’sia didn’t send protest letter to Indonesia over haze

Malaysia is not pointing fingers at Indonesia over the current haze problems, instead, the country is offering some forms of assistance in tackling the forest fires in several provinces in the republic. Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Zainal Abidin Bakar said

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Indonesia: Haze not from Sumatera

PUCHONG: Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) denied that the haze in Malaysia originated from Sumatra, Indonesia, based on satellite data over the past few days. “It is not like the news reports by foreign mass media,” BMKG deputy

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Yeo: Lynas decision not ideal but better than status quo

SHAH ALAM: The government’s decision to allow Lynas Malaysia to explore a permanent disposal facility (PDF) is not ideal. However, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Messtec) Minister Yeo Bee Yin said it was a better solution compared to

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Yeo: Govt mulling to impose TNB with higher fine for overbilling users

BANGI: The government is considering to slap Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) with heftier fine for overbilling thousands of consumers earlier in May. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said her ministry is in the midst

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Yeo: Report to relocate high-risk factories to be ready in five weeks

BANGI: An analysis report on the relocation of high-risk factories in Pasir Gudang will be completed and handed over to the Johor state government in five weeks. “Even though there are no anomalies, what has happened is that the development

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Yeo: No electricity tariff hike this year

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no electricity tariff hike for all categories of consumers this year, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Yeo Bee Yin. Speaking at the Dewan Rakyat, she said the government had taken various

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