It's haze time in Malaysia
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The Star, a Malaysian newspaper, reported on the recent reappearance of haze in Malaysia, taking input from the Department of Environment's air quality unit director Kalsom Abdul Ghani.
Kalsom said the annual haze phenomenon happens about this time of the year. She blamed the haze that covered Klang Valley on Wednesday on the southwesterly wind. The wind carried smoke produced by open burning activities in Sumatra.
The hotspots in Sumatra, especially at central Riau, increased by large numbers in three days.
Satellite imagery revealed 60 hotspots there last Sunday. A day later, it was 136. Two days later, it was 156. Too many pyromaniacs live over there, we think.
On Wednesday, five towns in four Malaysian states saw their air quality decline near to unhealthy levels.
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