23 September 2019, Monday | 09:45am


16 schools in Rompin closed due to haze


ROMPIN: Sixteen schools in the district have been ordered to close today due to the haze.

MB: Schools in Selangor to be closed if API rises above 200


SHAH ALAM: Schools in Selangor will be closed if the Air Pollutant Index (API) in its areas rises to above 200, which is classified as very unhealthy.

Penang Bridge blanketed in fog

Blurry landmark: Low visibility near Penang Bridge in the morning.

Indonesia promises its neighbors a haze-free year

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia on Thursday promised its neighbors a haze-free year, saying new measures to combat forest fires should stop the polluting smoke wafting across Southeast Asia.

Early signs of haze in Selangor?

KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Selangor recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings this morning, with the highest reading of 89 recorded in Port Klang at 9am.

Haze: Port Klang, Miri record unhealthy API readings

A crew member wears a facemask as he docks his boat at Pulau Ketam jetty in Port Klang. Air quality in Port Klang has hit an unhealthy level with a reading of 110. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat Isa

Haze in Beaufort area improves overnight but remains unhealthy

KOTA KINABALU: The situation in the Beaufort area of south western Sabah improved overnight but remains unhealthy.

NASA warns of worst ever forest fires, environmental disaster, as smoke blankets six countries

Heavy smoke pours from peat fires in Indonesia, blanketing six countries. Picture: NASA


IT’S the biggest environmental disaster in our region and Australia cannot avoid being affected by its enormous reach.