MIRI: Sarawak has imposed a total ban on open burning in plantations.
The directive was issued by the state via the Sarawak Natural Resources and Environment Board.
Board chairman Peter Sawal issued the written directive on Tuesday (Aug 28).
The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department is among the agencies tasked with monitoring the ban.
Sawal said the move was necessary in view of the hot and dry weather and to prevent any haze.
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