Tuesday 24 April 2018

Haze threat in Malaysia

, June 24, 2013

A student wearing a face mask leaves his haze-covered school after realizing it was closed amid the haze situation in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on June 24. Malaysia declared a state of emergency in two parts of the southern state of Johor on Sunday, as smoke from land-clearing fires in Indonesia pushed air pollution above the level considered hazardous. Schools have been ordered shut in the neighbouring state of Malacca, where pollution has also reached hazardous levels. Schools were also ordered to close in the capitals of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and the central state of Selangor. Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad

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