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Peat fires causing hazy conditions in Klang Valley

Hazy conditions due to the recurrence of peat fires have caused visibility and air quality to deteriorate in the Klang Valley.


Fishermen missing after ship hits boat

Two fishermen clung to lifebuoys for about six hours before a passing ship rescued them, following a pre-dawn collision between their boat and a container ship in Selangor waters on Saturday.


DOE offices on alert as air quality worsens

All Department of Environment offices have been ordered to strictly enforce environment laws immediately following the deterioration of air quality around the country in the past 24 hours due to open burning.


Hunt for 400,000 illegals begins

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Tougher stance to prevent fires

The Government will take tougher measures to contain open burning and outbreaks of forest fires the next time the country faced a long dry spell.


Downpour puts out forest fires in six states, air quality improves

It's blue skies again, thanks to a downpour Sunday morning. The air quality in Klang Valley has improved to moderate levels and visibility at most places returned to the normal level of above 10km.


Cloud seeding may start tomorrow

The Meteorological Services Department hopes to start cloud seeding tomorrow to induce rain at haze-affected areas to help clear the air.


Fires under control, but air quality remains low

The peat swamp and forest fires in the country are under control, with the fires in about 70% of the affected areas already doused, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.


WWF: Animals among casualties in forest fires

Burrowing animals like pangolins and porcupines and slow-moving animals like tortoises are likely to become casualties of forest fires.


Samy: Drive slowly and keep lights on

Motorists have been advised to drive slowly and keep their lights on while travelling along the North-South Expressway due to the poor visibility.