Making sense of the heat in Malaysia


Fire and Rescue Department personnel from Wakaf Baru monitoring smoke from open burning at an abandoned orchard in Tumpat, Kelantan, on April 6. The Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department recorded 577 cases of open burning in the first three months of this year, up from 257 cases for the same period last year. — Bernama/Fire and Rescue Department

BY the time you read this article, the heat that has been scorching parts of Malaysia, particularly the states of Kedah, Penang, Perlis, and Sabah, since February would have hopefully subsided.

But that doesn’t mean that the worst is over.

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