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Air quality here still ‘moderate’

The air quality has worsened slightly in Singapore and parts of Malaysia. In Singapore, the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit 79 at 12pm yesterday, up from 64 at 6am. As of 7pm, it was 67. The 24-hour PSI reading … Continue reading

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South Korea reports seventh death from MERS virus

South Korea’s health ministry said on Tuesday a patient infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has died, becoming the seventh fatality in an outbreak that began in May. The ministry said there were eight new cases of … Continue reading

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South-East Asian haze increases risk of respiratory mortality

Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality … Continue reading

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Singapore Air Pollution Poses Foreign Policy Dilemma

If lawyer Jaya Gurunathan wakes up with a sore throat, he often knows the cause right away: the “haze.”  Singapore blames the hazy air pollution that sometimes blankets the city on fires in the less regulated countries that surround it. … Continue reading

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Singapore Law to Tackle Haze

Singaporean legislators on Tuesday passed a law that allows regulators to prosecute local and foreign companies involved in illegal forest burning that causes severe air pollution in the city state. The legislation, proposed after Singapore endured an air-quality crisis last … 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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