THURSDAY, 31 JULY – The haze that hit some parts of the country appears to have declined as shown by the Air Pollution Index (API) latest reading, which has shown a decrease.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment recently, investigations are being carried out on the seven hot spots detected in Sarawak by satellite images of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (MOAA)-18.
Its minister, Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said the government will not hesitate to take appropriate action against those who do open fire after investigations into all the hot spots was carried out.
A survey by Chancellery Media today found that weather around the main campus of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was not affected and recorded an IPU reading of 46 (good) until 4.00 pm.
However, the campus community is advised to always drink enough water and avoid engaging in any activity that contributes to open burning.
Early this morning, the Department of Environment’s website posted an unhealthy IPU reading of 108 for Sibu, Sarawak’s air but continued to decline and reached 72 until 4.00 pm today. - ZMD (fl)
Photo: Suzeanywati Gasinin, CRD
Media and Citra Division