Haze: Aviation, maritime sectors on high alert, says Liow


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The aviation and maritime sectors are ordered to be on high alert due to the worsening haze situation.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic) said the Marine Department and Civil Aviation Department had issued warnings in view of the reduced visibility in some major cities and towns.

Speaking after the opening of the Selangor MCA annual general meeting at Wisma MCA, Liow said two commercial flights had so far been diverted due to the haze.

On Saturday morning, a Tiger Airways flight from Singapore to Ipoh was forced to land at the KL International Airport as the visibility at Ipoh Airport had dropped to less than 900-metres.

On Sunday, an AirAsia flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur had to be re-routed to Phuket before entering Malaysian air space.

Liow added that some maritime activities would have to be stopped if visibility dropped below one-nautical mile.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Man electrocuted by farm fence in Gua Musang
Several localities in Sabah, Sarawak under EMCO from Tuesday (June 15)
Covid-19: 15 new clusters recorded, 11 involve workplaces
Covid-19: 39-member team brave strong currents to vaccinate villagers in Kelantan
Covid-19: Cops issue 748 compound notices, arrest 32 on Saturday (June 12)
Tengku Zafrul: BRP appeal period to start on Tuesday (June 15)
Covid-19: Spike in cases due to increased testing, says Negri health chief
Covid-19: Sarawak reports 544 new cases, five deaths
Sabah government tightens the reins on statutory bodies and GLCs to curb power abuse
Serious efforts undertaken to preserve Tasik Chini, says Pahang Forestry Dept

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers