NEWS

Haze in Tanjung Malim getting worse

Published
Modified 29 Aug 2016, 11:52 am

The haze in Tanjung Malim, Perak worsened this evening, recording an unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) of 119 as at 5pm.

The API reading reached 100 at 4pm, compared to only 72 an hour earlier.

This is the only area in the country which recorded an unhealthy level out of the 52 API reading stations.

The second highest reading was in Cheras (97), Kuala Lumpur.

The other four areas in the Klang Valley approaching the unhealthy level of 100 are Batu Muda, Federal Territory (96), Putrajaya (93), Shah Alam (93) and Petaling Jaya (91).

In general, the API reading showed the northern cities recording better air quality, with Kangar at 23 as at 5pm, while Seberang Jaya 2 at 48.

In the southern part, the API reading for Nilai worsened slightly from 79 at noon to 89 as at 5pm, while Pasir Gudang recorded 89 at press time.

Air quality is considered unhealthy at the reading from 101 to 200.

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.