PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has ordered all 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang district to close with immediate effect late Wednesday (March 13).
"Based on the current situation and information from the State Disaster Management Committee, the Education Ministry has decided to close all 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang district effective today (March 13) until a date to be notified," said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
"Accordingly, all students, teachers, staff and employees at all schools do not have to attend to their respective schools until the situation improves," he said.
The Education Ministry requested all parties to take precautionary measures and always be aware of the instructions from authorities.
Earlier Wednesday, Dr Maszlee said he was told that the situation had reached a critical level.