Malaysia refutes Harvard study that haze killed 6,500


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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has refuted a Harvard and Columbia University study claiming that the 2015 South-East Asian haze caused 6,500 deaths in the country.

The study, which is expected to be published in the Environmental Research Letters (ERL) journal, also claimed that there were 100,300 premature deaths in the region due to the haze; 91,600 in Indonesia and 2,200 in Singapore.

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