Tag Archives: Kuala Lumpur

Asian haze set to become worst on record

Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as choking haze blanketing a large swathe of south-east Asia is on track to become the worst on record. The fog-like grey smoke caused by slash and burn techniques used to … Continue reading

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Air quality index in Shah Alam breaches 300, airports closed 

The smoke has deteriorated further this morning with the capital city of Selangor hitting the hazardous level in the air pollutant index (API) reading, while two airports in the country remain closed. At 9am today, the Department of Environment said … Continue reading

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Air quality ‘unhealthy’ as haze obscures skies

Air quality around Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was ‘unhealthy’ yesterday, with one town reaching ‘very unhealthy’ levels as haze – mostly from forest fires in Indonesia – obscured skies. Kuala Lumpur residents wore face masks as protection from … Continue reading

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Malaysia air quality ‘unhealthy’ as haze obscures skies

Air quality around Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was “unhealthy” on Tuesday, as haze mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies. Kuala Lumpur residents wore face masks as protection from the choking smog, while visibility was … Continue reading

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Haze hits Malaysia; Moderate air quality expected in S’pore

As the haze makes its presence felt once again, unhealthy levels of air pollution were recorded in several areas of western Peninsular Malaysia, while other parts of the country registered moderate and good readings. As of 8pm yesterday, the Air … Continue reading

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Malaysians Should Unite To Combat Air Pollution

Tomorrow, the world will again observe Earth Hour, and a local green activist has urged Malaysians to unite and act to combat one of the deadly environmental issues, that is, air pollution. Prominent social worker Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon … Continue reading

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Air quality in Kuala Lumpur plummets amid forest fires

Smoke from forest and peat-soil fires drove air quality to unhealthy levels in and around the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday, adding to the burden of water rationing after a month-long drought. The government’s air-pollution index climbed to as high … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur chokes on polluted air

The haze around the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur reached unhealthy levels on Tuesday as forest fires worsened in Indonesia’s Sumatra, a month after haze from fires on the island blanketed parts of Malaysia and Singapore. The air pollution index (API) … Continue reading

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