Haze returns due to raging fires in Borneo and Sumatra

Haze returns due to raging fires in Borneo and Sumatra

11 July 2011

published byhttp://thestar.com.my        


Malaysia — PETALING JAYA: Raging fires in Sumatra and Borneo are enveloping large parts of Malaysia in haze with more than 500 hotspots detected over the last two days.

Satellite images showed 217 hotspots in Sumatra on Sunday, and over 300 in Borneo and 13 in the peninsula as at 6am yesterday.

The Department of Environment’s Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded moderate air quality readings for most parts of the country as at 5pm yesterday.

Health experts have urged patients with lung diseases not to go out into the open. They have also been advised to drink more water.

The haze did not affect MAS or AirAsia flights


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