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MIRI: Wildfires caused by open burning and the dry spell are starting in Sarawak again. On Tuesday (Aug 11), there were37 cases of wildfires in the state, with Miri alone recording 12 cases.
KUCHING: Sarawak will step up monitoring and enforcement to stamp out open burning during the current dry spell to prevent the recurrence of haze, says Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
GEORGE TOWN: Face mask vendors and pharmacies are all stocked up to meet demand for the compulsory ruling to have face coverings in crowded spaces and on public transport.
PETALING JAYA: Severe weather conditions currently experienced in certain parts of the country are expected to last until mid-August.
PETALING JAYA: Just as most Malaysians are heaving a sigh of relief that the country is in the recovery stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, another problem is looming – the annual haze.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian groups are getting together and advocating for reusable face masks to protect the environment.
It has just been under three years since Datuk Abdul Rahim Hashim helmed the country’s oldest varsity, University Malaya (UM), but it is in this period that UM has achieved its highest position in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings since the rankings began in 2004.
(Reuters) - A massive plume of dust whipped up from the Sahara desert will hover over the U.S. Southeast this weekend, forecasters say, shrouding the region in a brown haze and raising more health concerns in states where the coronavirus crisis is worsening.
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests ahead of the worst season for fires because of budget cuts due to the coronavirus, the environment ministry said.