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Haze shuts 298 schools in Sarawak, 128,291 students affected
MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The haze situation has worsened in Sarawak, forcing 298 schools in eight districts to shut down on Tuesday morning (Sept 17).
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Haze: Stay indoors, wear N95 face mask if heading outside says deputy health minister
A motorist dons a N95 face mask due to the ongoing haze in the city.
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Schools close as haze worsens in Kuching with API readings over 200
The haze has affected schools throughout the state, with API levels spiking to 220 – very unhealthy levels- over the weekend.
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Haze: Sri Aman in S'wak records 'hazardous' air level
The Air Pollution Index (API) reading in several areas of Sarawak recorded unsafe readings this morning, with Sri Aman near Kuching hitting the hazardous level.
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Air in Sarawak’s Sri Aman district a ‘hazardous’ 365 at 8am
KUCHING, Sept 17 ― Air pollution in Sri Aman has breached the red zone on the Air Pollutant Index (API) with readings shooting up overnight to 365 as at 8am today.
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Sri Aman wakes up to hazardous air quality
KUCHING: Sri Aman’s air pollutant index (API) has breached the hazardous level this morning with a reading of 365 as of 8am.
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Haze shuts 298 schools in S'wak, 128,291 students affected
MIRI: The haze situation has worsened in Sarawak, forcing 298 schools in eight districts to shut down on Tuesday morning (Sept 17).
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Cloud seeding brings rain but haze persists across Malaysia
Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur yesterday after cloud seeding efforts bore fruit in the central states of Peninsular Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable conditions.
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Some relief from cloud-seeding, but more schools to be closed
KUALA LUMPU: Cloud-seeding brought rain relief to some haze-hit parts of Malaysia today but air quality in Putrajaya and parts of Selangor worsened, causing schools to be closed tomorrow.
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Education Ministry: 138 schools in Selangor to close Tuesday (Sept 17)
PETALING JAYA: A total of 138 schools in Selangor will be closed on Tuesday (Sept 17) due to the ongoing haze situation.
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Cloud seeding brings rain to haze-hit Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca
KUALA LUMPUR: Cloud seeding was carried out in three states – Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Malacca – today to reduce the haze, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia). ...
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Cloud seeding yields rain over Kuala Lumpur and nearby states in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Sept 16) after cloud seeding efforts took off in the central states of peninsula Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable cond...
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Cloud-seeding carried out over three peninsula states
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Cloud seeding was carried out over three states – Selangor, Ngeri Sembilan and Melaka – Monday (Sept 16) to reduce the haze, according...
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Cloud seeding brings rain to haze-hit Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Cloud seeding was carried out in three states — Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Melaka — today to reduce the haze, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetM...
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PPBM Santubong chief to lead party in Sarawak
KUCHING: PPBM Santubong chief Jaziri Alkaf A Suffian has been appointed as the Sarawak leadership committee head and will lead the party in the state.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, 4 other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze worsened in several parts of the country this morning with Putrajaya and four other areas registering “very unhealthy” air quality.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in various parts of Malaysia, including Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya was one of the five places in Malaysia where the air quality was registered as "very unhealthy" as of 9am on Monday (Sep 16) due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9am
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9am today due to the haze.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas at 9am Monday (Sept 16)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Putrajaya is one of five places in the country where the air quality registered "very unhealthy" at 9am Monday (Sept 16) due to the haze.
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Haze: Sri Aman among three divisions that record ‘very unhealthy’ air quality
The haze situation in Kuching yesterday.
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'Very unhealthy' or 'unhealthy' API readings hitting most of M'sia
Sarawak's capital Kuching is one of three areas in the state in the very unhealthy air quality category as of 7am today.
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Peat fire in Muar, ‘very unhealthy’ in Tangkak and Melaka
PUTRAJAYA: “Very unhealthy” air quality was reported in Tangkak, Johor, and Melaka city, caused by trans-boundary haze and several incidents of fires in the bush and on private land.
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Samarahan second division to record ‘very unhealthy’ API reading in S’wak
The haze situation in Kuching today.
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Haze: Tangkak, Malacca Town record unhealthy API readings
PUTRAJAYA: The Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in Tangkak, Johor and Malacca Town has surpassed the very unhealthy level as at 11am with readings of 253 and 220 respectively.
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Haze: API reading back to ‘very unhealthy’ level in Kuching
The haze situation in Kuching today.
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Most parts of Sarawak still recording unhealthy air quality
KUCHING: The air quality in Kuching has slightly improved with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 193 as of 11am today compared to 195 an hour before.
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Clearer skies and improved visibility a big relief for airlines
PETALING JAYA: All flights in and out of the Sultan Azlan Shah (LTSAS) airport in Ipoh have resumed following improved visibility.
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Environment officials take action to curb open burning
KLANG: The environment ministry will focus on curbing open burning activities in Selangor as part of efforts to address the haze problem plaguing the country, the ministry’s deputy secretary-general...
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Haze: 'Very unhealthy' air quality in two areas in Sarawak and Johor
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 14): Kuching in Sarawak and Tangkak in Johor experienced 'very unhealthy' air quality at 10am today, with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 221 and 206 respectively.
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Haze: ‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in two areas in Sarawak and Johor
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuching in Sarawak and Tangkak in Johor experienced ‘very unhealthy’ air quality at 10am today, with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 221 and 206 respectively.
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In Kuching, over 25,000 Christians set to brave very unhealthy air quality to attend Pentecostal Night tonight
KUCHING, Sept 14 — Despite prevailing air pollution in Kuching City, over 25,000 Christians will gather at the historic Jubilee Ground for Pentecostal Night tonight.
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Two areas in Sarawak and Johor record ‘very unhealthy’ air quality
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — Kuching in Sarawak and Tangkak in Johor experienced ‘very unhealthy’ air quality at 10am today, with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 221 and 206 respectively.
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Haze returns to S'wak after short respite
KUCHING: Air quality in western Sarawak has deteriorated to very unhealthy levels again after a brief respite.
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Haze: API reading breaches 200 again as air quality deteriorates to ‘very unhealthy’ level in Kuching
The API reading for Kuching has breached 200 this morning, indicating very unhealthy air quality.
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Flights cancelled, sports events postponed due to worsening haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The worsening haze situation that is being experienced in the country currently has affected the daily lives of the people and caused several flights and sport events to be can...
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Cloud seeding begins in Sarawak
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) began cloud seeding operations (OPA) in west Sarawak Thursday to reduce the haze there.METMalaysia director-general Jailan Simon said the operatio...
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Dr M to write to Jokowi over transboundary haze
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be writing to Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) over the transboundary air pollution clogging up the...
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Haze: 19 schools closed temporarily in West Malaysia
A tourist taking a selfie at KL Tower Sky Deck in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
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Cloud seeding begins in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has begun cloud seeding operations (OPA) in west Sarawak today to reduce the haze there.
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Met Dept begins cloud seeding in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR,  Sept 12 ― The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has begun cloud seeding operations (OPA) in west Sarawak today to reduce the haze there.
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Met Dept starts cloud-seeding exercises in S'wak to combat haze
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) is now conducting cloud-seeding exercises in Sarawak in an effort to combat the haze.
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MetMalaysia carrying out cloud seeding operations over Sarawak’s skies to fight haze
KUCHING: A cloud seeding operation will be carried out today to lessen the effects of the ongoing haze situation in Sarawak.
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Haze situation in Kuching improves, schools to stay open as API drops below 200
Students of SMK St Mary don face masks as they leave school due to the haze.
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Visibility of KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers blocked by haze
Popular landmarks in the capital including the country's tallest structures, KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, were shrouded by haze as air quality and visibility worsened towards the afternoon.
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KPF’s profit down 48%, dividend payments slashed by a third
KOPERASI Permodalan Felda Bhd’s net profit for FY2018 tumbled 48.43% year on year to RM57.37 million, according to its recently released annual report.
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Haze: Schools in Sarawak reopen today
KUCHING: All schools in nine districts in Sarawak that were closed due to hazardous level of haze yesterday, have been reopened today.
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Malaysians lament on social media as air quality deteriorates due to haze
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP) - Malaysians have taken to social media to lament about how the haze is affecting them as air quality continued to worsen due to transboundary haze blan...
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Make Jakarta pay for transboundary haze in Asean, says Sarawak deputy CM
KUCHING, Sept 11 — Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing called on the international community to penalise Indonesia for its forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra that are polluting th...
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Haze: Rompin API reading hits very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Rompin, Pahang climbed to very unhealthy level as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading hit 202 as of 10pm last night.
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Haze: Rompin API reading hits very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Air quality in Rompin, Pahang climbed to a very unhealthy level as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading hit 202 as of 10pm Tuesday...
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Haze: Rompin API reading hits very unhealthy level
Air quality in Rompin, Pahang, climbed to a very unhealthy level as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading hit 202 at 10pm last night.
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Haze continues as Rompin hits very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze problem across the country continued this morning, with air pollutant index (API) readings in Rompin, Pahang, hitting very unhealthy levels as of 6am.
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Rompin API reading hits very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Air quality in Rompin, Pahang climbed to very unhealthy levels as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading hit 202 as of 10pm last night.
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UPSR exams go on with pupils in masks
KUCHING: There was a relief for pupils and parents as the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination resumed under improved conditions in Sarawak, with the Air Pollutant Index (API) dropping below 200 across the state for the first time since the...
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Eight areas in Selangor, FT record unhealthy API
PETALING JAYA: A total of eight areas – five in Selangor, two in Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya – recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings yesterday.
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Bersatu all set for 12th Sarawak state election
KUCHING: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak is preparing its machinery for the 12th Sarawak state election (PRN-12) which is expected to take place by the end of next year or early 2021.
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16 areas record unhealty API readings
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 10): Sixteen stations across the country recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings but none recorded very unhealthy air quality as at 10am today.
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Rompin API almost reaching very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The air quality in Rompin, Pahang is almost reaching very unhealthy level as the air pollutant index (API) reading peaked at 197 as of 6pm today.
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In Sarawak, state authorities pledge to take action against open burning as haze worsens
KUCHING, Sept 10 ― The Sarawak Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) today warned that stern action will be taken against anyone found conducting open burning during the current dry seaso...
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Bersatu starts preparing for 12th Sarawak State Election
Sarawak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is preparing its machinery for the 12th Sarawak state election (PRN-12) which is expected to take place by the end of next year or early 2021.
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Haze forces closure of schools in nine Sarawak districts
KUCHING: Schools in nine districts in Sarawak have been ordered to close due to the worsening haze as at 6pm yesterday.
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Unhealthy air quality reading recorded in 16 areas
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 10 ― Sixteen stations across the country recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings but none recorded very unhealthy air quality as at 10am today.
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Unhealthy air quality readings recorded in 16 areas
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 10 ― Sixteen stations across the country recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings but none recorded very unhealthy air quality as at 10am today.
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SUPP leaders meet Indonesian consulate rep over Kalimantan fires
KUCHING, Sept 10 ― Three members of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) this afternoon met with Indonesian consulate officials to enquire on the forest fires in Kalimantan, which has caused t...
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Haze forces closure of schools in nine Sarawak districts (Updated)
KUCHING (Sept 10): State deputy education director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus said the districts were.
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Bomba responds to daily average of 16 bush fire cases statewide since Sept 1
Bomba personnel hard at work to put out a bush fire.
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Hospitals brace for more patients as haze worsens
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has warned those with respiratory diseases to stay home as air quality in various locations declines nationwide.
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Sarawak closes 409 schools in state due to haze, but says UPSR to continue
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The thick haze blowing across Sarawak has forced the closure of 409 schools in nine districts, of which 347 are at the primary level.
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157,479 students affected by school closures in haze hit Sarawak, UPSR exams conducted smoothly
UPSR candidates don face masks as they sit for the examinations despite the haze and unhealthy air quality levels.
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Unhealthy air quality at 5 spots in Selangor
SHAH ALAM: Five areas in Selangor recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) readings as of 10am today.
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409 schools in Sarawak closed due to haze
KUCHING: Some 409 schools in Sarawak have been ordered to close on Tuesday (Sept 10) due to the haze.
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Haze forces closure of schools in eight Sarawak districts
KUCHING (Sept 10): Schools in eight districts in Sarawak have been ordered to close due to the worsening haze as at 6pm yesterday.
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Schools in 8 Sarawak districts forced to close due to haze
Schools in eight districts in Sarawak have been ordered to close due to the worsening haze as at 6pm yesterday.
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Air pollution in Kuching, two other Sarawak districts, drop below 200 on API
KUCHING, Sept 10 ― The air quality in Sri Aman, Samarahan and Kuching districts improved slightly this morning ― going from “very unhealthy” to just “unhealthy”.
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Haze forces closure of schools in eight Sarawak districts
KUCHING (Sept 10): Schools in eight districts in Sarawak have been ordered to close due to the worsening haze as at 6pm yesterday.
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79 schools in Kuching closed due to haze, says state Education Dept
A security guard at SK Gita in Kuching closes the school gate after school all the UPSR students have entered the school.
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Malaysia ready to give Indonesia a helping hand on forest fires
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is all ready to help Indonesia put out its raging fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra in order to ease the severe haze in the region, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment,...
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Haze conditions improve overnight in most areas in S'wak
KUCHING: Air quality in Sarawak improved overnight, with only one area recording a very unhealthy air pollutant index (API) level on Tuesday morning (Sept 10).
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Sarawak air quality improves, only Sri Aman records ‘very unhealthy’ API
SK Gita headmaster Jamain Sarapa helps to adjust the face mask of a student who arrived to sit for his UPSR examination.
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To ease haze, Malaysia ready to give Indonesia a helping hand to put out forest fires
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia is all ready to help Indonesia put out its raging fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra in order to ease the severe haze in the region, said Energy, Scie...
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Malaysia ready to give Indonesia a helping hand
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is all ready to help Indonesia put out its raging fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra in order to ease the severe haze in the region, said Energy, Science...
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Haze worsens in Sri Aman, Kuching; KL records unhealthy air quality
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two areas in Sarawak have recorded very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings while six areas in Peninsular Malaysia including...
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Peninsular haze not from us, says Indonesian met agency
PETALING JAYA: Indonesia’s meteorology agency has rejected a Malaysian accusation of smoke haze in the country from fires in Indonesia, and said “there is no transboundary haze as some foreign med...
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Haze: Kuching, three other areas in Sarawak record very unhealthy API level
Kuching, Sri Aman, Sarikei and Samarahan record very unhealthy API level.
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In Sarawak, UPSR to proceed as schools told to be vigilant amid haze
KUCHING, Sept 9 — All schools in Sarawak where the Air Pollutant Index (API) have exceeded 200 will close tomorrow until further notice, the state Education Department said in a statement today.
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Sarawak schools in haze-hit areas recording very unhealthy API levels ordered to close
KUCHING: Schools in haze-hit areas in Sarawak with air pollutant index (API) levels exceeding 200 have been directed to close immediately.
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Sarawak orders schools in haze-hit areas to close
KUCHING: All schools in Sarawak located in areas with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of above 200 were today told to close because of the worsening haze.
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Haze expected to let up end of September, says minister
KUCHING: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin has offered Sarawakians little comfort from the haze today with her update on the government’s efforts to ta...
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S’wak UPSR candidates will sit for exam tomorrow unless API hits 300, says state education director
SK St Mary UPSR candidates do some final revision before sitting for the examination last year.
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Haze: Sarikei and three other areas in Sarawak record very unhealthy API levels
KUCHING: The Air Pollutant Index for Sarikei and three other areas in Sarawak has shot up to a very unhealthy level as of 8am today.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Sarikei, 3 other areas in Sarawak
KUCHING: The air quality in four areas, including Sarikei, was at a very unhealthy level this morning.
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API in three areas of S'wak at very unhealthy levels - and rising
The Air Pollutant Index for Kuching and two other areas in Sarawak have shot up to very unhealthy levels as of 10am today.
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Sarikei, three other areas in Sarawak record very unhealthy API levels
KUCHING, Sept 9 — The Air Pollutant Index for Sarikei and three other areas in Sarawak has shot up to a very unhealthy level as of 8am today.
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Haze: Sarikei, three other areas in Sarawak record very unhealthy API levels
KUCHING (Bernama): The Air Pollutant Index for Sarikei and three other areas in Sarawak has shot up to very unhealthy levels as at 8am Monday (Sept 9).
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Air quality remains at ‘very unhealthy’ level for Sri Aman, Kuching and Samarahan
Kuching city continues to be blanketed by haze.
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Met Dept plans cloud-seeding to combat haze
A cloud seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheric conditions permit.
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More efforts needed to ‘clear the air’
PETALING JAYA: The air pollutant index (API) in three areas in Sarawak continue to hover at very unhealthy levels even as experts call for strict policies to clamp...
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