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All divisions in S’wak record moderate air quality except Sri Aman with unhealthy API reading
A mother sending her child to school after schools statewide have been instructed to be opened as usual today.
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Air quality in Klang Valley remains unhealthy
PETALING JAYA: Air pollutant index (API) readings in the Klang Valley remained unhealthy this morning with most areas well above the 100-mark level as of 7am.
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Johan Setia Klang very unhealthy API, 40 stations nationwide unhealthy
Johan Setia Klang has the worst air quality in Malaysia this morning, although a majority of stations in the peninsula have unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings.
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No respite from haze in Malaysia as air quality remain at unhealthy levels; 2 flights from Ipoh cancelled
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There is no respite for Malaysians from the haze, as many areas are recording polluted air levels or are at the brink of breaching the "unhealthy" mark.
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Unrelenting haze makes 40 spots in Malaysia unhealthy
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Hazy conditions in the country worsened today as smoke billowing from Indonesian fires surpassed levels not seen since 2015.
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Haze: Still no respite for Malaysians
PETALING JAYA: There is no respite for Malaysians from the haze, as many areas are recording pollu­ted air levels or are at the brink of breaching the “unhealthy” mark.
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Johan Setia records very unhealthy API reading
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — A total of 43 areas in the country recorded unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings with Johan Setia Klang registering very unhealthy air quality this evening.
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American tourist succumbs to injuries after car ploughs into him
KUCHING (Bernama): An American tourist, who was knocked down by an MPV on Jalan Padungan here early Sunday (Sept 22) while crossing the road, has succumbed to injuries.
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Clear skies expected next week
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians, who have been suffocating from the effects of the weeks-long haze, can expect to see clearer skies and cleaner air before the end of the week.
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Increase in number of hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan: DOE
PUTRAJAYA: The ongoing forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia are still contributing to the transboundary haze and hike in Air Pollutant index (API) in all areas of the peninsula, Sarawak a...
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‘Water bombing’ exercise helps control forest fires in Sri Aman
KUCHING: The operation to fight forest and peatland fires in Sri Aman which entered its seventh day today, was boosted through the successful ‘water bombing’ exercise by the Malaysian Maritime Enf...
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'Water bombing' exercise succeeds in controlling forest, peatland fires in Sri Aman
KUCHING (Bernama): The operation to fight forest and peatland fires in Sri Aman, Sarawak, which entered its seventh day Sunday (Sept 22), was boosted through the...
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Increase in number of hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimatan, says DOE
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The ongoing forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia are still contributing to the transboundary haze and hike in Air Pollutant...
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DOE: Increase in number of hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 22 — The ongoing forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia are still contributing to the transboundary haze and hike in Air Pollutant index (API) in all areas of the peninsul...
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‘Water bombing’ exercise succeeds in controlling forest, peatland fires in Sri Aman
KUCHING, Sept 22 — The operation to fight forest and peatland fires in Sri Aman which entered its seventh day today, was boosted through the successful ‘water bombing’ exercise by the Malaysian ...
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Flights between Ipoh and Singapore cancelled due to haze
IPOH/KUALA LUMPUR - Several flights between Ipoh in Malaysia and Singapore were cancelled on Sunday (Sept 22) morning because of poor visibility caused by the haze, Bernama news agency reported.
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Sarawak hit by haze and water supply woes
MIRI: Drinking water supplies in dozens of populated settlements in interior northern Sarawak have dwindled to critically low levels.
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Number of areas with unhealthy API readings rises to 38
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of areas with unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings has risen to 38 as of 8am today, compared to only 18 yesterday.
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Water bombing operation to put out forest, peatland fires in Sri Aman successfully carried out
MMEA Bombardier CL-415 dumps water scooped from the Baram River on the burning peat soil.
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API readings indicate unhealthy levels in Sarawak, Selangor, Perak
PETALING JAYA: As of 9am today, the air pollutant index (API) readings in Malaysia were below 200 but still at unhealthy levels.
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Eight areas in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu record unhealthy API
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight areas in Penang Perak, Pahang and Terengganu recorded unhealthy air quality, bringing to 26 the total number of areas with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of over 100.
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Number of areas with unhealthy API readings rises to 38
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The number of areas with unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings has risen to 38 as at 8am today compared to only 18 yesterday.
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Sri Aman’s air quality continues to deteriorate with API reading of 188 as of 9am
Thick haze covering Sri Aman town on Sept 17.
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Smog persists, API readings below 200
It is a smoggy Sunday for most of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, with air pollutant index readings throughout the country below the 200 (very unhealthy) mark as of 8am.
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Eight areas in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu record unhealthy API
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Eight areas in Penang Perak, Pahang and Terengganu recorded unhealthy air quality, bringing to 26 the total number of areas with Air...
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Eight areas in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu record unhealthy API
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Eight areas in Penang Perak, Pahang and Terengganu recorded unhealthy air quality, bringing to 26 the total number of areas with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of over 10...
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No PT3 exam if API exceeds 300
BANGI: The Education Ministry will postpone the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination if the Air Pollutant Index (API) level goes above 300.
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Haze ‘to improve next week’
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians can expect a respite from the haze as the inter-monsoon wind kicks in from next week.
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Firefighters put out 80% of Sri Aman forest blaze
KUALA LUMPUR: Firefighters have put out a fire in some 80% of an 81-hectare plantation and forest area in Sri Aman, Sarawak, which has recorded “hazardous” levels of haze pollution.
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Haze: 19 areas still with unhealthy air
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The haze that engulfed the country for the past few days seems to be going away with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings showing a positive trend, although several areas s...
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DOE: Cloud seeding successfully brought down Sri Aman API from 400 to 125
DOE: Cloud seeding successfully brought down Sri Aman API from 400 to 125
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60% plantation, forest fires in Sri Aman put out: Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: About 60% of the fire in 81ha of plantation land and forest area in Sri Aman, Sarawak, have been put out as of yesterday, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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60% plantation, forest fires in Sri Aman put out: Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): About 60% of the fire in 81ha of plantation land and forest area in Sri Aman, Sarawak, have been put out as of yesterday, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wa...
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Haze situation improves in the country
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): The overall air quality in the country has improved with the majority of the stations recorded a drop in their Air Pollutant Index (API) readings, leaving none in the hazardous...
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24-hour fire-dousing operation underway in Sri Aman
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 21): A 24-hour fire-dousing operation is underway over 80ha of land still on fire in Sri Aman, out of an original 200ha previously ablaze, said the National Disaster Management Agency...
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60 per cent plantation, forest fires in Sri Aman put out – Wan Azizah
Dr Wan Azizah said that the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) will continue to monitor the efforts to tackle the haze problem in the affected states.
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Haze in Sri Aman improving, plunge in API
KUCHING, Sept 21 — The Air Pollutant Index (API) in Sri Aman recorded a drastic fall from hazardous level (404) at 8pm last night to unhealthy level (113) at 2 pm today.
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DPM says 60pc plantation anf forest fires in Sri Aman put out
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― About 60 per cent of the fire in 81 hectares of plantation land and forest area in Sri Aman, Sarawak, have been put out as of yesterday, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri...
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Good news, bad news: Met Dept says haze to abate, but warns of flash floods, storms
The Meteorological Department is expecting air quality in the country to improve next week during the monsoon transition phase.
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Haze: No areas with hazardous, very unhealthy air quality as of 8am
KUALA LUMPUR: The overall air quality in the country has improved with the majority of the stations recording a drop in their Air Pollutant Index (API) readings, leaving none in the hazardous and very...
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Haze causing a spike in respiratory diseases
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): The continuous haze situation in the country has resulted in a jump in the number of respiratory problems in affected areas.
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No areas with hazardous, very unhealthy API as at 8am
KUALA LUMPUR: The overall air quality in the country has improved with the majority of the stations recording a drop in the air pollutant index (API) readings, with none in the hazardous and very unhe...
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Overall air quality improves in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - The overall air quality in Malaysia improved on Saturday (Sept 21) with the majority of states seeing a drop in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings, leaving none in the hazardous and...
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API readings in Sarawak record slight drop, Sri Aman no longer in hazardous level
The haze has reduced visibility throughout many parts of the state.
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Haze situation improves, no areas with hazardous, very unhealthy air quality recorded as at 8am
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― The overall air quality in the country has improved with the majority of the stations recorded a drop in their Air Pollutant Index (API) readings, leaving none in the hazardo...
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Haze situation improves in the country
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The overall air quality in the country has improved with the majority of the stations recorded a drop in their Air Pollutant Index (API)...
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Spike in haze-related diseases in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of asthma, conjunctivitis and respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases in Sarawak recorded an increase due to the haze in the state.
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Sarawak sees increase in haze-related diseases
The number of asthma, conjunctivitis and respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases in Sarawak recorded an increase due to the haze in the state.
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Health Ministry: Increase in haze-related diseases in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― The number of asthma, conjunctivitis and respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases in Sarawak recorded an increase due to the haze in the state.
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Haze situation improves in the country
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― The haze situation has improved in almost all areas by midnight from yesterday evening with  the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings showing a declining trend.
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Cloud seeding starts in S’wak
KUCHING: Cloud-seeding operations got underway in Sarawak as the air pollutant index in Sri Aman climbed to hazardous levels again.
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Cloud seeding begins in hard-hit Sarawak
MIRI (Sarawak) • Malaysia started cloud-seeding operations in Sarawak yesterday, as the haze situation in the southern part of the state, which is closest to Kalimantan, deteriorated further.
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Haze causing a spike in respiratory problems
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The continuous haze situation in the country has resulted in a jump in the number of respiratory problems in affected areas.
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Health Ministry: Haze causing a spike in respiratory diseases
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The continuous haze situation in the country has resulted in a jump in the number of respiratory problems in affected areas.
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Wind direction, hotspots in Kalimantan cause higher API in Sri Aman, says Sarawak DOE
KUCHING (Bernama): The drastic increase in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings to above hazardous level in Sri Aman, near here, was due to the high volume of smoke...
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24-hour fire-dousing operation underway in Sri Aman
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — A 24-hour fire-dousing operation is underway over 80 hectares of land still on fire in Sri Aman, out of an original 200 hectares previously ablaze, said the National Disaster Ma...
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Second round of cloud seeding in Sarawak
Cloud-seeding operations got underway in Sarawak in an attempt to alleviate the effects of the worsening haze, with the air pollutant index (API) in Sri Aman climbing to hazardous levels again.State D...
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Wind direction, hotspots in Kalimantan cause higher API in Sri Aman
KUCHING, Sept 20 — The drastic increase in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings to above the hazardous level in Sri Aman, near here, was due to the high volume of smoke brought by the winds from K...
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Army says ready to help put out haze-causing Sri Aman fires
KUCHING: The army said today it is ready to help extinguish the peat soil and undergrowth fires in Sri Aman in Sarawak that are partly the reason for the air quality there to have gone above 400 as pe...
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Cloud seeding operation begins in Sarawak
KUCHING: The cloud seeding operation will be carried out in several areas in Sarawak today with the help of a Charlie 130 Hercules belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Sarawak Deputy Ch...
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Haze: Air quality in Sri Aman remains hazardous
KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in Sri Aman, Sarawak remained in the hazardous level with the Air Pollution Index (API) reading of 412 as of 2pm.
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Cloud seeding operation begins, slight decrease in API after short bouts of rain (Video)
KUCHING: A cloud seeding operation involving the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Malaysian Meteorological Department took flight today in hopes of alleviating the effects of the haze currentl...
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Cloud-seeding begins in Sarawak to ease hazy conditions
KUCHING: Cloud-seeding operations will be carried out in several areas in Sarawak today with the help of a Charlie 130 Hercules belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Sarawak Deputy Chief ...
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Army says ready to help put out haze-causing Sri Aman fires
KUCHING (Sept 20): The army said today it is ready to help extinguish the peat soil and undergrowth fires in Sri Aman in Sarawak that are partly the reason for the air quality there to have gone above...
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Sri Aman API dips slightly, but remains in red zone at 2pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 ― The air quality in Sri Aman, Sarawak remained in the hazardous level with the Air Pollution Index (API) reading of 412 as at 2pm.
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Army says ready to help put out haze-causing Sri Aman fires
KUCHING (Bernama): The army says it is ready to help extinguish the peat soil and undergrowth fires in Sri Aman that are partly contributing to the worsening haze...
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Cloud seeding operation begins in Sarawak today
KUCHING, Sept 20 — Cloud seeding will be carried out in several areas in Sarawak today with the help of a Charlie 130 Hercules belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Sarawak Deputy Chi...
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Haze: 1037 Sarawak’s schools ordered to close, Sri Aman’s API hits 402
KUCHING: A total of 1037 schools in 20 districts affected by the worsening haze situation in Sarawak were ordered to close today.
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Air quality in Sarawak's Sri Aman hits hazardous level of 414
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Air quality in Sri Aman, Sarawak, has reached the hazardous level again this morning with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading soared to 414 as of 9 am, compared to 210 record...
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1,037 Sarawak's schools closed due to haze, Sri Aman's API hits 402
KUCHING (Sept 20): A total of 1037 schools in 20 districts affected by the worsening haze situation in Sarawak were ordered to close today.
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Air quality in Sarawak’s Sri Aman hits hazardous level of 362
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Sri Aman, Sarawak, has reached the hazardous level again this morning with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading soaring to 362 as of 7am, compared to 210 recorded at 5pm ...
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Haze: 1,037 schools in Sarawak ordered to close
KUCHING (Bernama): A total of 1,037 schools in 20 districts affected by the worsening haze situation in Sarawak were ordered to close Friday (Sept 20).
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Cloud seeding operation to be carried out over Kuching today
Uggah briefing reporters on the cloud seeding operation.
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Over a thousand schools closed in Sarawak due to haze
Selangor recorded the highest number of schools that were closed at 538 in the county, after API readings shot up above 200.
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In Sarawak, 1,000 schools told to close as air quality dips again
KUCHING: A total of 1,037 schools in 20 districts affected by the worsening haze situation in Sarawak were ordered to close today.
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Haze crisis: 1,037 schools in Sarawak ordered to close, Sri Aman’s API hits 402
KUCHING, Sept 20 ― A total of 1,037 schools in 20 districts affected by the worsening haze situation in Sarawak were ordered to close today.
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Haze: 2,649 schools to remain closed, asthma and conjunctivitis on the rise
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2,649 schools in Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sarawak will remain closed today, affecting 1,715,274 students, while asthma and conjunctivitis cases are on the...
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Sarawak to begin cloud-seeding as haze surpasses 400 in Sri Aman
MIRI: The haze situation in southern Sarawak has deteriorated further as cloud-seeding operations get underway on Friday (Sept 20).
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Haze: 1,037 Sarawak's schools ordered to close, Sri Aman's API hits 402
KUCHING (Sept 20): A total of 1037 schools in 20 districts affected by the worsening haze situation in Sarawak were ordered to close today.
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Air quality in Sarawak's Sri Aman hits hazardous level of 362
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Air quality in Sri Aman, ​​Sarawak, has reached the hazardous level again this morning with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading soared to 362 as of 7 am, compared to 210 ...
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Sri Aman air hazardous, API was 371 now 414 at 9am
A motorcyclist seen riding along Jalan Sri Aman-Lingga in the haze.
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Worsening haze: Sri Aman exceeds 400 once more
Sri Aman in Sarawak is once again worse hit by the transboundary haze being swept into the region, with its Air Pollution Index (API) exceeding 400.
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Air quality in Sarawak’s Sri Aman hits hazardous level of 362
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 ― Air quality in Sri Aman, Sarawak, has reached the hazardous level again this morning with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading soared to 362 as of 7am, compared to 210 recor...
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Air quality in Sarawak's Sri Aman hits hazardous level of 362
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Air quality in Sri Aman, Sarawak, has reached the hazardous level again Friday (Sept 20) morning with the Air Pollutant Index (API)...
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Worsening haze leads to more flight cancellations
PETALING JAYA: More than half a dozen flights in Peninsular Malaysia had to be cancelled while several others in Sarawak had to be diverted due to the haze.
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Haze: 2,649 schools to remain closed, asthma and conjunctivitis on the rise
Conjunctivitis cases rose by 24.9 per cent (from 253 to 317 cases) while upper respiratory tract infections decreased by 17.3 per cent (from 7,551 to 6,245 cases).
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Sri Aman fire station faces water shortage
Sri Aman firefighters try to extinguish forest fires at Kampung STC.
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Sri Aman gets boost of 33 personnel to help put out fires
Khirudin speaking to reporters yesterday, after closing the joint collaboration event with Polytechnic Kuching (Commercialisation, Innovation and Research Unit) at one of the international hotels in K...
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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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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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Sri Aman fire station faces water shortage
SRI AMAN: Sri Aman Fire and Rescue Station personnel are facing water shortage problems in their peat fire dousing operation which is into its third day today.
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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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As forest fires rage, Sri Aman Fire Station faces water shortage
SRI AMAN, Sept 19 — Sri Aman Fire and Rescue Station personnel are facing water shortage problem in their peat fire dousing operation which is into its third day today.
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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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Open burning worsening air quality in Sarawak
KUCHING: Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman says irresponsible people are indulging in open burning despite warnings, worsening the air quality in the state.
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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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