Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam — For the first time this year, haze resulting from bush fires burning in Borneo has pushed the air quality in some parts of the Sultanate to ‘unhealthy’ levels.
Yesterday, the air quality level in Kuala Belait reached an unhealthy level with the Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) recording 105. It was moderate in the rest of the districts with the highest recorded PSI of 82. PSI readings above 100 is considered unhealthy, said a press release from the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation.
In Sarawak’s capital Kuching, the Air Pollutant Index hit 113 Tuesday morning while Bintulu recorded 105 and the towns of Samarahan and Sri Aman posted 117 and 119 respectively.