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AseanPlus News 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

People don masks as thick haze returns

B>JAKARTA:/BAuthorities in one Indonesian province have started handing out face masks to pedestrians and motorcyclists as choking smoke haze from ground fires returns to the region, an official said yesterday.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak gets ready for severe drought

Sarawak has reactivated all its disaster and relief machinery at the divisional level to brace for any severe drought and haze problems.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Haze in Penang grounds small aircraft

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) here issued a #8220;no-fly#8221; order on small aircraft after haze shrouded the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas yesterday morning.

Nation 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Open burning in Sumatra causing haze, says DOE

The hazy condition in parts of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Perak Thursday was due to open burning by farmers for cultivation purposes in Sumatra, Department of Environment director-general Rosnani Ibrahim said.

AseanPlus News 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gearing up to ride out yet another threat -haze

JUST as Singapore is slowly recovering from the SARS crisis, grey clouds are gathering again.

Nation 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

DOE says Klang Valley air unhealthy, elsewhere average levels

The air quality in the Klang Valley is at an unhealthy level, while the rest of the country faced moderate readings.

AseanPlus News 16 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indon environs watchdog to take 20 firms to court over fires

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia's leading environmental watchdog, Walhi, plans to take 20 companies to court over forest and ground fires that have begun to send choking smoke haze over the province of Riau, a report said Sunday.

Nation 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Officers in Indonesia to monitor hotspots

Malaysia has sent two liaison officers to Indonesia to monitor the haze situation, said Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Law Hieng Ding.

Business 19 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Advertising blitz to battle the SARS effects

The Star's representatives held discussions with a panel on the effects of SARS on tourism.

Health 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Qi and clean air

By Dr AMIR FARID ISAHAK