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by lee yen mun
BANTING: The National Security Council will declare an emergency order if the air quality in any particular area reaches 500 and above on the Air Pollutant Index (API).
This was decided said at Friday's Cabinet meeting said Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.
"Schools (in areas where) the API reading hits 200 and above can also (opt to) close but as Deputy Prime Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) says, it depends on the district," Palanivel said after a work visit to the Pulau Kempas peatlands here Saturday.
Last week, the Education Ministry has ordered all schools in areas where the API reading is 300 and above to close.
Muhyiddin, who is the Education Minister and the National Security Council chairman, also said last Sunday that parents have the discretion not to send their to school if they are concerned about the haze affecting their children's health.
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