Image above: A Hazy situation in KL
Thirteen areas around the country are recording "unhealthy" air quality as at 11am Saturday.
The areas included Nilai and Seremban in Negeri Sembilan with air pollutant index (API) readings of 142 and 137 respectively, Port Klang (133) and Shah Alam (128) in Selangor, Bukit Rambai in Melaka (127) and Batu Muda in Kuala Lumpur (121).
The API readings for Putrajaya and Bandaraya Melaka were 119 and 124, Petaling Jaya (116) and Banting in Selangor (114), Pasir Gudang, Johor (109), Cheras (102) and Port Dickson in Negri Sembilan (112).
Moderate API was recorded in 28 areas, Larkin Lama (98) and Kota Tinggi (92) in Johor, Kuala Selangor (89), Muar in Johor (89), and Seberang Jaya 2, Perai in Penang (83).
Meanwhile, 13 areas recorded good air quality, including Sandakan in Sabah (47); Sibu in Sarawak (44) and Sekolah Menengah Tanjung Chat, Kota Baru in Kelantan (48) and Keningau in Sabah (39).
An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates "good" air quality; 51 to 100 (moderate), 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy) and 300 and above (hazardous).
The public can access the Department of Environment's APIMS website for latest updates. - Bernama
Every year, we have the same damn problem. This problem has persisted since 90’ and yet the Indonesian authorities are not capable of doing anything worthwhile. Some years back, the authorities reported that the people responsible for burning the forests are Malaysians. So, who cares if they belong to which nationality? Aren’t the laws supposed to be impartial?
Now, the Indonesian authorities are asking for 3 years time to solve this problem. What were they doing all this while?
There’s an online petition ongoing by Avaaz regarding the haze situation which I just signed: Their message (summarized) and link to sign the petition provided below. Kindly do your part to preserve the environment and the air that we breathe. Detail in the link given below.
“Thanks for taking action to halt the haze and protect orang-utans' habitat, people's health, and the planet! Now help boost our call by sending the email below to friends and family, and share this link on Facebook:”