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47 Areas Record Good API Reading As Of 9 Am

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KUALA LUMPUR – The air quality nationwide has improved with 47 areas registering an Air Pollutant Index (API) at good level as of 9 am compared to 45 areas Friday night. Among these areas were Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, which registered an API reading of 48 and 47 respectively, Pasir Gudang, Johor (46),…

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Air Quality Worsens Nationwide As At 9 Am Today

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KUALA LUMPUR – The air quality in the country worsened today with 29 areas recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings and Shah Alam, at a very unhealthy leval, as at 9 am Wednesday. According to Department of Environment’s (DOE) portal, four areas — Port Klang, Putrajaya, Banting and Petaling Jaya — had been recording…

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Muar, Balok Baru Latest To Record Unhealthy Air Level

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KUALA LUMPUR – Muar and Balok Baru in Kuantan are the latest areas with Air Pollutants Index (API) readings at the unhealthy level. At 10pm, the API readings at the two locations were 106 and 104 respectively. According to the Department of Environment portal, the API for Tanjung Malim and Kuching which were at the…

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Seven Areas Register Unhealthy API Reading

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KUALA LUMPUR – Seven areas registered unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) as at 9am today. According to the Department of Environment’s (DOE) portal, Port Klang (107), Banting and Tawau, both (106), joined Samarahan (111), Melaka City (109), Bukit Rambai and Kuching (Sarawak) (102) as areas with unhealthy API. Thirty-two areas throughout the country registered moderate…

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Haze: Schools In Kuching, Samarahan, Padawan, Lundu Ordered Closed

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KUCHING – The Sarawak Education Department this morning issued a directive for schools in Kuching, Samarahan, Padawan, Lundu and Bau to be closed following Air Pollutant Index (API) readings that showed very unhealthy air levels. In a statement issued today, it said the schools were being contacted to inform parents to fetch their children home.…

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Haze: Education Ministry Defends Last-Minute School Closure

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry had no choice but to make the snap decision to close schools when the API index reached 195 on Monday night. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, defended the announcement issued at 11.30pm, Monday. “The haze is like a natural disaster and it’s unpredictable,” he said at the Teachers Training…

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Schools To Close If API Levels Reach 200

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PETALING JAYA: Schools must be closed once the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeds 200, said the Education Ministry. In a statement Monday, it also said that schools must not carry out activities outside the classrooms when the API is more than 150. “Heads of schools must inform the district education office and state education departments…

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18 Areas Record Unhealthy API Readings As At 9 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Eighteen areas in several states in the peninsula and Sarawak recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) readings as at 9 am today. Besides Sarawak, the affected areas were Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak and Selangor, stated the Department of Environment (DOE) in its website. Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur recorded…

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Seven Areas With Unhealty API As At 7 Am

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KUALA LUMPUR – Seven areas recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 7 am Tuesday. According to the Department of Environment’s (DOE) website, the area with the highest API reading is Nilai, at 134, followed by Bukit Rambai (127), Port Dickson (118) and Seremban (114). The unhealthy API reading was also recorded for…

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6 Areas Record Unhealthy API Readings As At 2pm

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KUALA LUMPUR – Six areas recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 2pm today, compared to four this morning. According to the Department of Environment (DOE) website, two areas in Kuala Lumpur, namely Cheras and Batu Muda recorded unhealthy API readings of 105. Unhealthy API readings were also recorded in Melaka at Bukit…

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Close Schools If API Breaches 200 – Wan Junaidi

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry will inform and advise the Health Ministry to stop schooling session temporarily if the haze worsens. Its Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said, nevertheless, the decision to do so was under the jurisdiction of the Education Ministry. “We will monitor the haze. It…

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Twelve Areas With Unhealthy API

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KUALA LUMPUR – Twelve areas in the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsular recorded unhealthy readings which exceeded 100 on the Air Pollutant Index (API) as at 9 am today. According to the Department of Environment’s (DOE) website, the highest reading was recorded in Kedah, at Alor Setar (118), followed by Batu Muda in Kuala…

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