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Nation 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asean effort to reduce peatland fires

Asean governments are implementing the Asean Peatland Management Initiative (Apmi) in a regional effort to reduce peatland fires, a major contributor to the annual haze phenomenon.

Nation 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poorer air quality due to dry weather and hot spots

The slight deterioration in air quality over the past few days has been attributed to the recent dry weather during the day, coupled with the increase in hot spots in Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia.

Nation 29 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

KL and Jakarta agree to step up co-operation

Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to boost co-operation in several areas, including sharing of intelligence in the fight against terrorism and finding ways to further reduce the entry of Indonesian illegal immigrants.

Nation 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asean pact on way to fight haze

Malaysia and five other Asean countries have agreed to take measures to resolve the issue of haze pollution affecting them. This will be among matters discussed at a ministerial meeting in Myanmar in December.

Nation 07 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Daily updates on fire hazards

The Meteorological Services Department will now issue daily updates of the country's fire danger rating system, designed to give warnings to firemen and the public of the places most likely to catch fire during the dry season.

Nation 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia opens centre for monitoring atmosphere

Malaysia has taken another step towards better understanding of global environmental problems with the setting up of its Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) station at the internationally renowned Danum Valley rainforest centre near here.

Education 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Student leaders help chart the way forward for Asia

Four Malaysians were among 24 top Asian university students who gathered in Bangkokrecently to discuss political, social and environmental issues affecting the region.They will soon distribute a white paper to governments,academics, and NGOs in the region.

Nation 07 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sabah’s prolonged dry spell brings back haze

The prolonged dry spell and open burnings have brought the haze back to Sabah.

Nation 08 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

DOE: No haze in Sabah, just dry spell

There is no haze in Sabah as the Air Quality Index indicates #8220;good and moderate#8221; readings, said Department of Environment (DOE) air division director Che Asmah Ibrahim.

Nation 20 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dry spell in Klang Valley blamed for haze

The dry spell, vehicle emission and stagnant air are causing the haze in the Klang Valley, said Department of Environment Air Division director Che Asmah Ibrahim.