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Topic: Air Pollutant Index

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All schools in N. Sembilan and Perak to reopen tomorrow
PUTRAJAYA: All schools in Negri Sembilan and Perak will reopen tomorrow and resume normal operations in view of the improved air quality in both states, with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at 5pm ...
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OPS to put out Sri Aman peat fires on Saturday
KUCHING: The effort to extinguish peat fires at three locations in Sri Aman began with drones mapping the areas yesterday as part of the full operation involving air unit assets scheduled for Saturday...
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Mukhriz urges paddy farmers to minimise burning activities
Farmers in Muda agricultural development authority (Mada) areas have been urged to minimise paddy straw burning to prevent the state’s Air Pollutant Index (API) readings from going up.
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Cloud seeding to be carried out in Sarawak for two days from tomorrow
KUCHING, Sept 19 — Cloud seeding in Sarawak will be conducted over two days starting from tomorrow with the help of a Charlie 130 Hercules belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Sarawak ...
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Haze: 1,140 schools in Sarawak, Perak closed, golf tourney rescheduled
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 890 schools in Sarawak and another 250 in Perak were closed today following worsening haze situation in the country.
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MoH: Cases of asthma, pink eye spike steadily on the rise amid haze season
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) revealed today that cases of haze-related illnesses have steadily risen in the past few weeks, due to the prolonged haze season.
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Haze forces 1,140 schools in Sarawak, Perak to close
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — A total of 890 schools in Sarawak and another 250 in Perak were closed today following worsening haze situation in the country.
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Kedah MB urges paddy farmers to minimise burning activities as haze worsens
ALOR SETAR, Sept 19 — Farmers in Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada) areas have been urged to minimise paddy straw burning to prevent the state’s Air Pollutant Index (API) readings from...
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Haze: 2,646 schools to close on Friday (Sept 20)
PETALING JAYA: A total of 2,646 schools will be closed on Friday (Sept 20) due to the haze situation, affecting over 1.7 million students.
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All schools in Negri Sembilan and Perak to reopen tomorrow
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — All schools in Negri Sembilan and Perak will reopen tomorrow and resume normal operations in view of the improved air quality in both states, with Air Pollutant Index (API) read...
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Sarawak Fire and Rescue Dept: Ops to put out Sri Aman peat fires on Saturday
KUCHING, Sept 19 — The effort to extinguish peat fires at three locations in Sri Aman began with drones mapping the areas yesterday as part of the full operation involving air unit assets scheduled ...
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Six stations in Sarawak record very unhealthy API readings
PUTRAJAYA: No stations recorded good air quality status today, according to the Department of Environment (DOE). In fact, it said six stations in Sarawak recorded a very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index...
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Cloud seeding operations to be conducted tomorrow until Sunday – JPBN secretariat
File photo of a cloud seeding operation being carrying out above Bintulu.
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API readings in Peninsular down while haze in Sarawak worsens
KUALA LUMPUR: While the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of the Peninsular Malaysia have dropped as of noon today, the air quality in six areas in Sarawak continued to worsen with Muka...
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Six stations in Sarawak record very unhealthy API readings
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — No stations recorded good air quality status today, according to the Department of Environment (DoE). In fact, it said six stations in Sarawak recorded a very unhealthy Air Poll...
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API readings in Peninsula down while haze in Sarawak worsens
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): While the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of Peninsular Malaysia have dropped as of noon today, the air quality in six areas in Sarawak continued to worsen wit...
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API readings in Peninsular Malaysia down while haze in Sarawak worsens
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): While the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of the Peninsular Malaysia have dropped as of noon today, the air quality in six areas in Sarawak continued to worsen...
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Youth and Sports Ministry implements ‘Work From Home’ policy as API rises above 200
Syed Saddiq KUALA LUMPUR: In view of the current hazy situation with the current Air Pollutant Index reading of above 200 (very unhealthy), the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will implement a ‘...
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API readings in peninsula Malaysia down as of noon while haze worsens in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 ― While the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of the peninsula Malaysia have dropped as of noon today, the air quality in six areas in Sarawak continued to worse...
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91 schools in Kerian district forced to close
PARIT BUNTAR: Twenty more schools in Kerian district here were ordered to close today, bringing the number of the affected schools to 91 compared to 71 as initially announced this morning, to ensure t...
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BASE trial jump proceeds as planned despite hazy conditions
Jumpers unfazed by the hazy condition in Sibu.
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Sales up for Malaysian fresh coconut sellers during haze
JOHOR BARU - The Air Pollutant Index is not the only thing that is up in Johor.
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Parents in Malaysia struggle to juggle work and kids during haze
PETALING JAYA - As if the haze is not bad enough, people now have to deal with the haziness over school closures.
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Haze: 809 school in Sarawak ordered to close
KUCHING (Sept 19): A total of 809 schools in 17 districts in Sarawak were ordered to close today, an additional of eight districts compared to yesterday, due to haze.
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MAHB: Three Firefly flights cancelled due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said today three Firefly flights from Selangor's Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Seletar Airport in Singapore were cancelled this mornin...
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Johan Setia's API readings down, while Kuching, Samarahan remain very unhealthy
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of the Peninsular Malaysia have dropped this morning, including in Johan Setia, Klang, from very unhealthy air quality at 2...
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Haze: 809 schools in Sarawak ordered to close
KUCHING: A total of 809 schools in 17 districts in Sarawak were ordered to close today, an additional of eight districts compared to yesterday, due to haze.
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Johan Setia’s API readings down, while Kuching, Samarahan remain very unhealthy
KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of the Peninsular Malaysia have dropped this morning, including in Johan Setia, Klang, from very unhealthy air quality at 231 last ni...
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MAHB: Three Firefly flights cancelled due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said today three Firefly flights from Selangor's Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Seletar Airport in Singapore were cancelled this mornin...
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Haze forces closure of 809 schools in Sarawak, 205 in Perak
KUCHING - Continuing haze has forced the closure of 809 schools in Sarawak and 205 schools in Perak on Thursday (Sept 19), with air quality still at harmful levels.
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Six areas in Sarawak record very unhealthy air quality as of 9am
The reduced visibility due to the worsening haze in Kuching.
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Haze forces 809 schools in Sarawak to close
KUCHING, Sept 19 ― A total of 809 schools in 17 districts in Sarawak were ordered to close today, an additional of eight districts compared to yesterday, due to haze.
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API readings for Johan Setia down, while Kuching, Samarahan remain ‘very unhealthy’
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 ― The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in most parts of the Peninsular Malaysia have dropped this morning, including in Johan Setia, Klang, from very unhealthy air quality at...
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Double whammy for two states
KUCHING: Residents in Sri Aman, Sarawak, and Melaka are anxious as they are facing the twin challen­ges of highly polluted air and prolonged dry weather.
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Glitch in Penang API readings
GEORGE TOWN: Although Penang was enveloped in a veritable smog on Tuesday afternoon, the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for the state ranged between only...
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Schools to close when API hits 200
PETALING JAYA: Schools in Selangor are reminded to close immediately once the Air Pollutant Index (API) goes over 200.
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Serian wants its own air quality monitoring station
The thick haze at a stretch of Pan Borneo Highway road under construction in Serian.
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Haze forces postponement of Warriors’ Day outdoor events
PUTRAJAYA: Outdoor events associated with 2019 Warriors Day tomorrow in this administrative capital and several states have been postponed due to the haze that has lowered air quality to a ‘’very ...
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Perak schools to reopen tomorrow as haze situation improves
IPOH, Sept 18 — All 303 schools in several several districts in Perak which were closed today due to very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading will resume classes as normal tomorrow.
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IJN distributes 25,000 face mask to 15 schools
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heart Institute (IJN) today distributed a total of 25,000 face masks to 15 schools in Batu Muda and Cheras which have seen particularly high Air Pollutant Index (API) readin...
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Haze: All schools in Putrajaya, KL, Selangor, Penang to close until Friday
PUTRAJAYA: All schools and kindergartens in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang will be closed for two days until Friday due to the haze, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) announced t...
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Haze: Over 2,000 schools closed, affecting close to 2 million students
PETALING JAYA: Close to two million students in over 2,000 schools will be affected by school closures in several states this week, following the worsening haze condition.
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All schools in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Penang closed due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — A total of 1,658 schools in Selangor, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be closed for two days beginning tomorrow after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings rea...
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Haze: All schools in Selangor, Penang, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur will be...
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): All schools and kindergartens in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang will be closed for two days until Friday due to the haze, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malek announc...
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Haze: All schools in Selangor to close until Friday
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Disaster Management Committee has ordered all public and private schools in the state to close for two days from tomorrow due to the worsening haze condition.
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Ministry to implement 'work from home' policy once API exceeds 200
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): In view of the current hazy situation with the current Air Pollutant Index reading of above 200 (very unhealthy), the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will implement a ‘Wor...
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'Every year we go through this': Malaysians urge Putrajaya and Jakarta to tackle haze
KUALA LUMPUR: Frustrated by the recurrence of haze, Malaysians have been left helpless in dealing with the choking air.
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119 schools in Kulim, Bandar Baharu to close tomorrow
ALOR SETAR (Sept 18): A total of 119 schools in Kulim and Bandar Baharu will be closed tomorrow after the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in the district reached over 200.
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Face mask sales up significantly due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): The sale of face masks in Malaysia have increased significantly as the public are taking precautionary measures, as the haze enveloping the country shows no signs of abating.
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1,484 schools closed due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): A total of 1,484 schools in seven states were closed today following an increase in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the respective areas as at 1pm today.
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Government to act against Malaysian companies responsible for haze: Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned today that the government will take action against Malaysian companies operating estates in Indonesia responsible for causing the haze now choking m...
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Haze: Youth and Sports Ministry implements 'work from home' policy if API exceeds 200
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): In view of the current hazy situation with the current Air Pollutant Index (API) reading here above 200 (very unhealthy), the Youth and...
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Consider cloud seeding as haze is worsening, Penang pleads with Fed govt
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government hopes the worsening haze in the state will compel the Federal government to consider carrying out cloud seeding operations here, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) s...
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Haze: 1,484 schools closed
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,484 schools in seven states were closed today following an increase in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the respective areas as at 1pm today.
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Haze: Education Ministry spells out new SOPs for schools
PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has spelled out new standard operating procedures (SOPs) amid the haze crisis, which includes giving principals and headmasters...
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Flight delays as haze worsens in Penang
Penang island remained enveloped in a veritable smog on Wednesday with the Air Pollutant Index A-P-I readings breaching very unhealthy levels of above 200.All 162 schools in the Barat Daya and Timur L...
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Haze: All schools in Penang closed on Thursday (Sept 19)
GEORGE TOWN: Schools in Penang will be closed on Thursday (Sept 19) due to the worsening haze.
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Govt to act against Malaysian companies responsible for haze — Tun Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned today that the Government will take action against Malaysian companies operating estates in Indonesia responsible for causing the haz...
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Urgent need for air quality monitoring station in Serian, Tebedu
Photo shows the thick haze along a stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway road under construction in Serian.
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Haze forces 119 schools in Kedah to close tomorrow
ALOR SETAR, Sept 18 — A total of 119 schools in the Kulim Bandar Baharu will be closed tomorrow after the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in the district reached over 200.
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Haze: 162 schools in Penang forced to close
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 162 schools in the Barat Daya and Timur Laut districts have been forced to close after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the areas reached very unhealthy levels today.
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All schools in S'gor, Penang, Putrajaya to close tomorrow due to haze
Starting Thursday, all schools in Selangor will be closed for two days while schools in Penang and Putrajaya will be closed for one day due to the ongoing haze problem.
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As haze crisis drags on, Youth and Sports Ministry to implement work from home policy
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — The Youth and Sports Ministry will be implementing the work from home policy following the worsening air pollution in the country.
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Penang pleads with Putrajaya to carry out cloud seeding operations as haze worsens
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — The Penang government hopes the worsening haze in the state will compel the Federal government to consider carrying out cloud seeding operations here, Chief Minister Chow Kon ...
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Face mask sales up significantly due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — The sale of face masks in Malaysia have increased significantly as the public are taking precautionary measures, as the haze enveloping the country shows no signs of abating.
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Haze havoc continues with temporary closure of 1,484 schools
More than 1,000 schools throughout the country were forced to shut on Wednesday, as the Air Pollutant Index (API) continued to rise, affecting more than one million students.
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Haze: 1,484 schools closed
Selangor recorded the highest number of schools that were closed at 538, after API readings shot up above 200.
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Government to act against Malaysian companies responsible for haze – Mahathir
Dr Mahathir Mohamad PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned today that the government will take action against Malaysian companies operating estates in Indonesia responsible for causing the haze no...
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Haze: API reading back above 200 in Kuching
The API readings have risen above 200 once again as of 2pm today in Kuching.
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Haze causes flight delays, Penang airport to close if visibility below 800m
GEORGE TOWN: A few flights have had to be delayed at Penang International Airport, and should visibility drops to below 800m, the airport will have to shut.
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More schools closed in Perak as air quality deteriorates
IPOH: Some 303 schools in Perak have been closed as the Air Pollutant Index (API) continues to rise, says Perak executive councillor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari
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Perak Environment Dept says can’t start costly cloud seeding until conditions are right
IPOH, Sep 18 — Despite the thick haze here, Perak Department of Environment director Norazizi Adinan said weather conditions are not conducive for successful cloud seeding operations yet.
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MMEA Bombardier CL-415 arrives in Kuching to fight fires, hotspots across Sarawak
A file photo of the MMEA’s CL-415 aircraft in action.
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All schools in Kuala Lumpur close as haze worsens in parts of Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: All schools in Kuala Lumpur, and more than 850 schools in other Malaysian states, were forced to close on Wednesday (Sep 18) as the air quality worsened in parts of Malaysia.
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Penang authorities order the closing down of 51 schools in Balik Pulau
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang education authorities have ordered 51 schools in its southwest (Balik Pulau) district to close today after the Air Pollutant Index (API) hit unhealthy levels of 240 as of 7am.
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Haze: 99 more schools ordered to close in Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Sept 18): A total of 99 schools in Petaling Perdana, Kuala Selangor, Gombak and Petaling Utama were ordered to close today due to worsening haze situation, bringing the total number of affe...
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Haze forces 288 schools in Perak to close
IPOH (Sept 18): The worsening haze situation has forced 265 more schools in Manjung, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak and Central Perak districts to close this morning, bringing the total number of affected s...
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All schools in Putrajaya closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning.
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DoE: ‘Technical difficulties’ caused inaccurate API readings in Sarawak
Visibility remains poor in many parts of the city due to haze.
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Haze forces 288 schools in Perak to close
IPOH: The worsening haze situation has forced 265 more schools in Manjung, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak and Central Perak districts to close this morning, bringing the total number of affected schools in ...
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214 schools in Selangor closed due to haze (Updated)
PETALING JAYA: The number of schools closed in Selangor has increased to 214 following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of more than 200.
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School heads told to close schools once API crosses 200
PETALING JAYA: Schools have been told to close immediately once the Air Pollutant Index (API) goes over 200 mark in their area.
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Haze: 99 more schools ordered to close in Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Sept 18): A total of 99 schools in Petaling Perdana, Kuala Selangor, Gombak and Petaling Utama were ordered to close today due to worsening haze situation, bringing the total number of affe...
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Abdul Karim: Outdoor events including ITF World Tennis Tour may be cancelled if haze persists
Abang Johari (centre) presents the Cup to Liew, while Abdul Karim (third right) and others look on.
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Hazy days: All 111 schools in Penang's northeast shut
GEORGE TOWN: All 111 schools on the island's northeast district have been asked to close at noon on Wednesday (Sept 18).
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Haze in Sri Aman, S'wak breaches hazardous level
The haze in Sarawak has hit “hazardous” levels, with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in one area having crossed the 300 mark.According to the Department of Environment’s data, Sri Aman in...
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Penang orders all schools on island to close as haze thickens
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — All schools on Penang island have been ordered to close when the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for both districts breached very unhealthy levels of above 200 today.
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All schools in Putrajaya closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning.
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Haze: 99 more schools ordered to close in Selangor
PETALING JAYA: The number of schools closed in Selangor has increased to 214 following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of more than 200.
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Haze forces 288 schools in Perak to close
IPOH (Sept 18): The worsening haze situation has forced 265 more schools in Manjung, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak and Central Perak districts to close this morning, bringing the total number of affected s...
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All schools in Putrajaya closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning.
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Sri Aman air quality improves to unhealthy from hazardous
KUCHING: Authorities are continuing to monitor the air quality in Sri Aman even though the Air Pollutant Index (API) is no longer at hazardous levels on Wednesday...
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Haze in Sarawak enters hazardous levels, exceeding 300 API
PETALING JAYA - The haze in Sarawak is moving into the danger zone, with the Air Pollutant Index (API) in Sri Aman going beyond the 300 mark.
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Haze: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee ready for possible emergency
KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee is ready to respond, if the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading for the ongoing haze in Sri Aman breaches the 500 mark, prompting an emergency declarat...
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USIM lectures cancelled; 53 schools in Nilai, Mantin shut
SEREMBAN: All lectures at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia in Nilai near here have been cancelled on Wednesday (Sept 18) due to the worsening haze.
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Schools in Balik Pulau closed as API hits 211
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — A total of 51 schools in the southwest district of Penang island were ordered to close early this morning as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for the district reached 21...
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Haze havoc continues: 288 schools closed in Perak
IPOH (Bernama): The worsening haze situation has forced 265 more schools in Manjung, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak and Central Perak districts to close on Wednesday...
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Haze forces 288 schools in Perak to close
IPOH, Sept 18 — The worsening haze situation has forced 265 more schools in Manjung, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak and Central Perak districts to close this morning, bringing the total number of affected...
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Haze: 214 schools in S'gor shut, 231,921 students affected
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): An additional 99 schools in Petaling Perdana, Kuala Selangor, Gombak and Petaling Utama were ordered to close today due to the worsening...
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Haze worsens in Penang with API north of 200 in some areas
BALIK PULAU: All schools on Penang island's southwest district have been ordered to close as the Air Pollutant Index (API) hit 204 at 7am on Wednesday (Sept 18).
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