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Published: Tuesday June 25, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday June 25, 2013 MYT 9:27:37 AM

Five strictly no burning zones

PETALING JAYA: The Department of Environment has declared Tereng­ganu, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya as strictly “no open burning” zones with immediate effect.

Department director-general Datuk Halimah Hassan said the exceptions were for cremation, grilling or for barbecue, flaring and religious purposes.

She said the ban was issued under Section 29AA(2) of the Environmental Quality Act.

“Those found guilty can be fined up to RM500,000, jailed for up to five years or both,” she said.

“They can also incur a maximum compound of RM2,000 for each violation.”

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