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Ministry Denies Issuing Notice On School Closure

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PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid has rubbished a fake notice claiming that schools will close on Tuesday due to the haze.

The notice, which has the ministry logo and is dated Monday, has gone viral.

It falsely states that schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negri Sembilan and the Sri Aman, Kuching and Samarahan divisions in Sarawak are to be closed on Tuesday due to unhealty air pollutant index (API) readings.

“I DENY that the Education Ministry released this media statement,” Mahdzir wrote on his Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Malaysians have noticed a resurgence of the yearly haze, with visibly poor conditions in Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur Monday.

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