Haze not expected this year

Haze not expected this year

03 March 2017

published by http://www.therakyatpost.com

Malaysia — According to weather indications, wind patterns and actions outlined in fighting forest fire, Malaysia is guaranteed to be free of transboundary haze this year, according to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He said the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) report also showed the phenomenon of El Nino and La Nina – which brings rain and extreme heat – would not occur this year, thanks to the neutral state in the Indian Ocean which will continue until end of the year.

“MetMalaysia also reported that no abnormal weather will occur (this year), unlike in 2014 and 2015, which was seen to be among the factors that had caused the acute haze.

“The Department of Environment (DOE) will also take drastic action to prevent members of the public from carrying out open burning beginning next month, as it can cause clustered haze as occurred in Baram, Sarawak before.”

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