Negri on standby as API readings deemed unhealthy


Poor conditions: Low visibility in Nilai following the haze that hit the state. — Bernama

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government is monitoring the weather condition in the state and is prepared in case the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading increases due to haze from Indonesia.

“In these three or four days, we have noticed that the situation is hazy but still under control,” said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

“People are advised to take care of their health, especially those who have breathing difficulties.

“Drink a lot of water, spend less time in open areas and avoid outdoor activities for long hours,” he said after launching the MyPride Fair Programme at the central zone level of the 2023 Malaysian Prisons Department here yesterday.

Also present was Deputy Commissioner General (Security & Correctional) of the Prisons Department Datuk Abdul Aziz Abdul Razak.

Aminuddin said people were encouraged to wear face masks as a preventive measure.

“We hope the haze will not last long, especially in Nilai and Port Dickson which have recorded relatively high API readings,” he told Bernama.

Based on the Malaysian Air Pollutant Index Management System (APIMS) website, as of noon yesterday, Nilai recorded an API reading of 136 and Port Dickson 128, which shows an unhealthy level of air pollution.

As at 4pm, the API readings had increased to 162 in Nilai, 157 in Seremban and 154 in Port Dickson.

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