Dry season triggers start of nationwide monitoring plan


PETALING JAYA: The Open Burning Prevention Plan has been activated nationwide for the authorities to monitor air pollution because of the current dry season, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

He said that the change in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings to the unhealthy level was due to the haze, which normally occurred during the south-west monsoon season, with the hot and dry weather expected to persist until this September.

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