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18 October 2015
Haze: Schools in Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and three areas in Sarawak including Tawau, Kuching and Samarahan to close on Monday
1.Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) dan Kolej Vokasional diteruskan di bawah OPS TOPENG.
2. Sekolah tutup di Negeri Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Putrajaya, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Tawau, Kuching dan Samarahan pada Isnin 19hb Oktober 2015 berikutan peningkatan Indeks Pencemaran Udara (IPU) di kawasan berkenaan.
#Haze: Tawau remains the worst-hit area http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/10/haze-tawau-remains-worst-hit-area …
5 October 2015
#Haze: #USM postpones classes http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/10/haze-usm-postpones-classes … #NST170
GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has decided to postpone all classes today due to the worsening haze condition.
“The postponement of both lectures and tutorials will involve the main campus as well as USM’s campuses in Nibong Tebal and Bertam respectively,” she said.
4 October 2015
Kindergartens are closed too: Ismail Sabri
“When the Education Ministry announce the school closure, all kindergarten in that particular area will also be automatically closed,” he said in a statement, today.
No lectures in
#uitm Selangor campuses on Monday #nst170 http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/10/no-lectures-uitm-selangor-campuses-monday …
Haze: UiTM postpones lectures at all branch campuses in Selangor on Monday due to unhealthy API: UiTM VC
#hazeFlights cancelled and delayed in Penang http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/10/haze-flights-cancelled-and-delayed- … #nst170
Haze: Schools in Peninsular Malaysia closed for two days; except Kelantan http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/10/haze-schools-peninsular-malaysia-closed-two-days-except-kelantan …
25 August 2015
June-August are haze months
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The air quality has worsened slightly in some places in Malaysia.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said that places like the Klang Valley and Nilai had moderate air quality due to small fires at local levels during the hot and dry weather.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the hazy conditions might worsen in the next two months, if the dry season continued.
“Recent observations show that Malaysia might encounter moderate transboundary haze if the heatwave continues.
Transboundary haze is the movement of haze from one country to another, explains Dr Hisham Mohd Anip, a senior meteorologist from the department’s National Weather Centre.
He said there might be an increase in haze in Malaysia and neighbouring countries, even as far as north Australia, if the dry season progressed.
Malaysia’s API rate figures between 0 to 50 as good, 51 to 100 moderate, 101 to 200 unhealthy, 201 to 300 very unhealthy and above 300 hazardous.
The haze in Malaysia is worsening http://bit.ly/1EyCChg
Tuesday, 29 July 2014: 8am
Air Pollutant Index (API) readings:
Port Klang 127
Petaling Jaya 102
Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 5:45:41 PM
Haze: 15 schools in Manjung district ordered to close
“A total of 5,945 children from six primary and nine secondary schools were affected by the closure,” said Mohd Idris.
The affected schools were SK Seri Manjung, SK Kampung Dato Seri Kamarudin, SK Methodist (ACS), SK Methodist, SK Convent, SK Simpang Empat, SMK Seri Manjung, SMK Ahmad Boestamam, SMK Seri Samudera, SMK Nan Hwa, SMK Methodist, SMK Methodist (ACS), SMK Tok Perdana, SMK Ambrose and SMK Dato Idris.
2:11PM Jul 22, 2014
Schools closed as haze envelopes Manjung
All schools in the Manjung district near Ipoh have been ordered to close after the Air Pollutant Index (API) there registered at 239 this morning, the highest in the country.
A headmaster from the district told Berita Harian that he received an order from the Perak education department to close the school.
The API states that the air quality is considered “very unhealthy” when it breaches the 200 mark.
A check revealed that the API in Manjung has now risen to 247 at 1pm.
In Ipoh, the haze looks bad.
Video: The Haze from Ipoh Garden East 22 July 2014
Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 6:50:01 PM
Haze: We are getting choked, say netizens
PETALING JAYA: The haze is showing a return and be an irritating part of our lifestyle in the coming weeks. Along with it, the haze brings health concerns for Malaysians.
Facebook user Melissa Kin Wai Cheng said that the haze in Cheras is really bad and that she is having breathing difficulties.
“If an adult is choking on the haze, how about the elderly and the kids,” she asked.
Lita Macpherson says that the heat and the haze is a combination for disaster.
“My daughter keeps having asthma attacks,” writes the worried mother.
“The haze is really bad in Cheras. I have a bad cough and many kids at my preschool are having health problems, such as, fever, cough, and breathing problems,” said netizen Kow Elainee.
6:13PM Jun 23, 2014
Haze on west coast caused by Sumatra fires
The haze, which is affecting several areas of the west coast in the peninsula, including the national capital, is caused by burning activities in Central Sumatra, Indonesia and the souther-westerly winds that brought it to the country.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister G Palanivel said according to the Singapore-based Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), moderate haze was detected from the burning area in the Riau region last Saturday.
“ASMC reported there are 88 hotspots detected through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite imagery in Sumatra on June 21,” he said in a statement in Kuala Lumpur today.
The satellite imagery also detected 17 hotspots in the country, including Pahang and Terengganu (one each), Sabah (five) and Sarawak (10).
Monday June 23, 2014 MYT 4:20:57 PM
Haze: Several west coast areas close to unhealthy
PETALING JAYA: The haze looks to be back if the air in Cheras is any indication. The air pollutant index (API) in Cheras showed the district has moved into the unhealthy zone of 105 at 2pm Monday.
Other areas on the west coast with API close to unhealthy levels are Port Dickson (89) and Banting (92). Balok Baru in Kuantan recorded an API of 98.
The air in Malacca is also close to unhealthy with the city centre and Bukit Rambai recording API of above 85.
Areas showing worsening API are Kuala Selangor (80), Port Klang (80), Petaling Jaya (78), Shah Alam (77), Batu Muda (78), Putrajaya (70).
Hints of haze in the air; Cheras, Bukit Rambai record unhealthy readings
More areas in Malaysia are recording moderate air pollutant index (API) levels today as Singapore braces itself for a second round of haze from Indonesia.
Malaysia should be alert to this too. The API readings released by the Department of Environment on its website this afternoon showed that 30 places had moderate readings between 50 and 100, up from nine spots last Monday.
Bukit Rambai in Malacca had the highest API at 115 while Cheras in Kuala Lumpur recorded 101, readings considered unhealthy.
Areas that recorded moderate API readings were Malacca (88), Port Klang, (91) and Port Dickson in Negri Sembilan (79).
The deteriorating air quality is consistent with the warning put out by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) earlier in the day.
After almost a month of respite, the haze from open burning in Indonesia appears to have returned to our shores.
Bukit Rambai in Malacca is the first area to hit unhealthy levels of air quality today since the long lull from the hazy menace.
According to the Department of Environment, Bukit Rambai hit an Air Pollutant Index (API) of 102 and has consistently remained at the unhealthy level as of time of writing. At 5pm, the API peaked at 114.
An API of 0 to 50 means the air quality is good while 51 to 100 to moderate, 100 to 200 is unhealthy, 200 to 300 is very unhealthy and above 300 is hazardous.
Meanwhile, Singapore’s National Environment Agency also warned that the city state may have hazy conditions in the coming days.
The agency said the number of hotspots in Sumatra, Indonesia had spiked in the last few days to 159 areas as of yesterday.
“Over the next two days, dry weather conditions are expected to persist in most parts of Sumatra,” it said.